Miami basketball fans react to regular season ending nine game losing streak

Miami basketball fans were disheartened following their ninth straight loss to end the regular season.

Mar 9, 2024; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Matthew Cleveland (right) drives to
Mar 9, 2024; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Matthew Cleveland (right) drives to / Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami basketball team lost its ninth straight game to end the 2023-24 regular season and finish 14th out of 15 teams in the ACC. Miami was picked to finish second in the preseason polls. The 83-75 loss to Florida State on Saturday was the 12 in the last 13 games to the Seminoles.

Fans have been perplexed for weeks about how Miami could go from a Final Four team with consecutive appearances in the Midwest Regional Final to nine straight losses to end the season. Miami will begin the ACC Tournament at 7 PM ET on Tuesday night. Miami will play either Boston College, Georgia Tech or Notre Dame.

Miami beat Notre Dame 62-49 in the ACC opener on December 2. Notre Dame will enter the ACC Tournament with wins in five of its last eight games. Miami lost to Georgia Tech two weeks ago and was swept this season by Boston College. Boston College beat Louisville on Saturday and Georgia Tech plays Virginia on Saturday night.

Norchad Omier was selected first-team All-ACC to begin the season and Nijel Pack earned second-team. Omier entered Saturday averaging 17.6 points per game, 9.6 rebounds and a 56.3 field goal percentage. Omier had 16 points and 17 rebounds, but on just 6-14 from the floor versus Florida State on Saturday

Jim Larranaga questioned the effort from the Miami basketball team last month. The above tweet stating that Miami quit on Larranaga has been a common analysis from fans during the nine-game Miami losing streak. It appeared Miami competed harder on Saturday than in other games over the last month.

The nine-game losing streak is the longest for Miami since they lost 10 in a row during the 2003-04 season. That was the final season for Miami in the Big East. Miami ended the 2003-04 regular season with a win at Villanova before being eliminated from the Big East Tournament by West Virginia.

The above comment referenced Pack, Wooga Poplar and Omier. All three were potential 2023 NBA Draft Picks. None of the three above are projected in's 2024 Mock Draft. Miami freshman Kyshawn George is projected as the 33rd pick in the most recent NBA.Com Mock Draft.

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This has been the most disappointing season in Miami basketball history compared to the preseason expectations and coming off of a Final Four. Miami signed the 12th-ranked 2024 class. Expect Miami to be active in the transfer portal. The Hurricanes will likely lose a few transfers after the end of the season.