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 CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The Miami Hurricanes' finale in the Atlantic Coast Conference race will determine whether their late-season losses are remembered as a mere stumble or an epic collapse.
After winning 14 games in a row, the Hurricanes have lost three of the past four, including consecutive defeats when they had a chance to clinch the ACC title outright.
They've still got one more shot when they play host to Clemson on Saturday, and coach Jim Larranaga said the Hurricanes should be thrilled with their situation. After all, he said, they're already assured of at least a title share, and they've clinched the No. 1 seeding in the ACC tournament.
But Miami squandered a 13-point lead in the second half Wednesday and lost to Georgia Tech 71-69 on a tip-in at the buzzer.
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