Nov 8, 2013; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Manu Lecomte (20) is pressured by St. Francis Terriers guard Brent Jones (1) during the first half at BankUnited Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Defending ACC Champion Miami Hurricanes lose opener in OT to St. Francis (NY), 66-62

The 2012-2013 season for the Miami Hurricanes basketball program was indeed a special one. They were able to shock everyone in what many regard as the toughest basketball conference in the country in the ACC by winning the championship.

Their NCAA Tournament run left a little to be desired, but still, those accomplishments alone were something to be more than proud of for a school that I’m not sure many people even realized had a basketball program due to their football fame.

It was also a testament to how well Jim Larranaga was building this program.

Still, though, most wondered if last season was just an aberration. Talented players from that team such as Shane Larkin, Julian Gamble and Reggie Johnson are gone. So, could the players stepping in for them fill that void?

If the opener on Friday night was any indication, no they cannot and maybe last season was an aberration as the Hurricanes fell in overtime to St. Francis (NY), 66-62.

Something tells me that another 29-7 season may not be in the cards for this team this year.

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