Hurricanes to face USC in first round of NCAA tournament

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami goes dancing once more.

The Hurricanes are the No. 10 seed within the Midwest Area of the NCAA event and can face Southern California (26-7) in a first-round recreation Friday in Greenville, South Carolina.

This would be the first NCAA event look for Miami since 2018 and fifth underneath head coach Jim Larranaga, who just lately acquired a contract extension that can preserve him on the college by the 2025-26 season.

The Hurricanes (23-10, 14-6 Atlantic Coast Convention) completed fourth within the ACC standings and earned a double-bye within the convention event, dropping to top-seeded and seventh-ranked Duke within the semifinals.

Miami had a formidable sufficient resume to safe an NCAA event bid whatever the consequence, defeating Duke, North Carolina and eventual ACC champion Virginia Tech through the common season.

The Hurricanes bought off to a 5-0 begin in convention play and went 6-2 of their last eight video games coming into the ACC Event.

Miami Hurricanes guard Kameron McGusty shoots over Duke Blue Devils forward Paolo Banchero in 2022 ACC Tournament semifinal

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Miami guard Kameron McGusty shoots over Duke ahead Paolo Banchero within the first half of a semifinal recreation on the Atlantic Coast Convention Event, Friday, March 11, 2022, in New York.

Sixth-year senior Kameron McGusty was a first-team All-ACC choice, ending third within the ACC in steals (1.8), fourth in scoring (17.5) and fifth in free-throw share (82.9). He was additionally named to the ACC All-Event first crew, averaging 20 factors and 5 rebounds per recreation whereas capturing 54.8% (17-of-31) from the ground and 44.4% (4-of-9) on three-point pictures.

The Remaining 4 begins April 2 in New Orleans.

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