AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Miami coach Jim Larranaga was saying last fall that this could be a very special season for the Hurricanes. Maybe even the best in school history.
They might just be on track to be the best team in the country.
The ACC regular-season and tournament champions already have a school-record 27 wins headed into their first NCAA tournament game in five years Friday.
Miami is the No. 2 seed in the East Regional against Pacific (22-12), the Big West Conference tourney champion trying to extend another game the career of retiring long-time coach Bob Thomason.
Pacific is making its fifth NCAA appearance under Thomason, who is wrapping up his 25th and final season at his alma mater.

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Thumbnail Arizona State vs. Stanford Pick Will No. 16 Arizona State have a letdown performance when it goes on the road tonight to face Stanford at 11PM ET?
Thumbnail Iowa State vs. TCU Pick Should No. 24 TCU have any trouble at home when the Horned Frogs play host to Iowa State tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Ohio State vs. Northwestern Pick Can No. 22 Ohio State keep its perfect run through the Big Ten going tonight when the Buckeyes go on the road to face Northwestern tonight at 9PM...
Thumbnail Tennessee vs. Missouri Pick Can No. 21 Tennessee avoid losing on the road when the Volunteers face Missouri tonight at 9PM ET?
Thumbnail Seton Hall vs. Creighton Pick Can No. 19 Seton Hall go on the road and cover as a small underdog against Creighton when the two meet up tonight at 8:30PM ET?

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