Can we view Miami Hurricanes season as a disappointment?

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Walker didn’t gain his stride until Miami was four games into the ACC Schedule and 16 games into the season. Through the first 15 games of the season Walker was averaging 8.1 PPG. He only scored in double figures three times.

In the final 16 games through the loss to North Carolina in the ACC Tournament Walker averaged 14.7 points per game, shot 36.2 percent from the three and 79.5 percent from the foul line. He was steady and at times spectacular but its debatable if he truly lived up to the hype.

It difficult to judge the Hurricanes season without Brown for the last third of the season. Miami had plenty of time to adjust. They never seemed to truly gain a rhythm. Over their last 12 games, the Hurricanes won three, lost three, won four and lost two.

You could never tell which Miami team was the real one. In the final four regular-season games the Hurricanes were able to close out late winning by a total of eight points.

In their losses, they frequently blew leads. The win over North Carolina late in the season and third place finish in the ACC is probably what precipitated them getting the sixth seed in the South Region.

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Over the course of the whole season the Hurricanes were probably closer to mediocre and inconsistent than their third place finish and sixth seed would indicate.