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Record: 22-10, 8-8 ACC

Miami (Fla.)

Tourney history: 3-5; region semifinals, 2000

Key win: Miami became a legitimate NCAA team by beating Duke 96-95 at home on Feb. 20.

Key loss: After a 12-0 start, the 'Canes were stunned by Winthrop 76-70 on Dec. 29.

Key player: Junior sharpshooting G Jack McClinton leads the team in scoring (17 points per game and has hit plenty of clutch shots. But he has become more of a leader this season.

X-factor: Junior Lance Hurdle has improved dramatically this season, provided some needed stability at point guard and can be an offensive force. (See the 20 he hung on North Carolina earlier this season.)

Could be upset if …: Miami shot 77.1 percent from the free-throw line in conference games. But with the tourney come jitters.

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