Miami basketball win rankings over the last 2 seasons

Apr 1, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 1, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports /

In a tweet posted by the Miami basketball program on Monday, the Hurricanes are tied for 10th nationally with 55 wins, third with 29 wins in road games or on neutral courts and tied for first with UCLA with 17 road victories over the last two seasons. It has been a remarkable turnaround by Jim Larranaga and his staff.

From 2018 through 2021 the Miami basketball program finished 39-51 after the fallout following being wrongly implicated in the Adidas scandal in September 2017. Miami has a 55-19 record over the last two seasons. Miami had seven consecutive winning seasons to begin the Larranaga era.

Miami began their turnaround by winning two games in the 2021 ACC Tournament. After upsetting Pittsburgh and Clemson, Miami lost to eventual 2021 ACC Tournament champion Georgia Tech in the quarterfinals. Miami began the 2022-23 season, 4-3 that included double-digit losses to Dayton and Alabama.

Miami looked lost following the 96-64 loss to Alabama. The Hurricanes won seven straight games after the loss to the Crimson Tide. Miami lost two in a row only once during the remainder of the 2021-22 season. Miami earned the fourth seed in the 2022 ACC Tournament where they lost 80-76 to Duke in the semifinals.

Wins over USC, Auburn and Iowa State propelled the Miami basketball program to the Midwest Regional Final for the first time in their NCAA Tournament history. Miami escaped with a 68-66 win over USC before dominating second-seeded Auburn 79-61 and Iowa State 70-56. Kansas eliminated Miami 76-50.

Miami was on a mission in the 2022-23 season. The Hurricanes began the 2022-23 season winning 13 of its first 14 games. Miami finished the regular season 24-6 overall and 15-5 in the ACC. The Hurricanes shared the ACC regular season title with Virginia and earned the number one seed in the conference tournament.

After defeating Wake Forest in the quarterfinals, Miami lost to Duke in the semifinals when Norchad Omier suffered a sprained ankle in the opening minutes. Omier returned for the NCAA Tournament and was a critical part of Miami defeating Drake, Indiana, Houston and Texas to advance to their first Final Four.

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Miami enters the 2023-24 season with a great corps that includes Omier, guards Nijel Pack and Wooga Poplar as returning starters from last season. The addition of Florida State transfer Matthew Cleveland and the promotion of Bensley Joseph to the starting lineup make Miami a contender in the ACC in 2023-24.