Miami Hurricanes 2018 NCAA Tournament profile compared to 2017

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 13: Ty Jerome
MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 13: Ty Jerome /
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The prevailing theory seems to be that Miami will get in to the NCAA Tournament with two more wins. That includes Monday night’s victory over Notre Dame. A win at North Carolina would give them a virtual lock unless they coupled that with a loss to BC.

Miami is currently the highest ranked 10th seed in the Bracket Matrix. There are ten teams behind them on the bubble that the Matrix has in the tournament.

Miami was an eight seed in last year’s NCAA Tournament. They were selected to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team.

Eleven teams seeded below the Hurricanes and three that were also eight seeds also earned at-large bids. As it stands now their spot in the tournament field seems to be a bit more precarious than it was last season.

The at-large bids usually shrink during the conference tournaments. Two more wins in the regular season plus one more in the ACC Tournament would almost assuredly cement the Hurricanes spot in the NCAA Tournament.

As it stands now Miami is tied with Florida State for eighth in the ACC. They split the regular season series. If the standings stay the same Miami and FSU would play in the second round. Louisville and Virginia Tech are a half-game ahead of the Hurricanes and Seminoles. Miami owns the tiebreaker with both teams.

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They entered the 2017-18 season with the highest expectations in school history. Miami was the nation’s 13th ranked team in the 2017-18 preseason poll. They rose as high as six before struggling with inconsistency in January and a three-game February losing streak.