For years, Miami’s basketball program was often thrilled to draw more than a handful of fans to watch some of the Hurricanes’ biggest ACC games. When the team returned to the BankUnited Center from Saturday’s last-second win over N.C. State, late into the evening, there were fans at the arena to celebrate a game played somewhere else.
“As the bus pulled in, there was a group of students there to greet us,” Miami coach Jim Larranaga said Monday. “There are a lot of people pulling for our team, a lot of enthusiasm on campus and in the community.”
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