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Win Over Wake Forest Puts Miami Basketball in the Polls

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Despite the fact UM Basketball has only lost one game this season they've lingered in the "also receiving votes" section of the AP's college basketball poll. Most likely because detractors pointed to the team's relatively easy early season schedule. But Saturday's win against ACC rival Wake Forest set the Hurricanes soaring into the 23rd place on the poll.

The Canes managed to pull out a one-point win against Wake on Saturday in a 67-66 win, proving that they can be competitive in one of the elite conferences in college basketball.

In the ACC, Miami sits only behind number eight Duke, number 12 North Carolina, and number 20 Georgia Tech. Clemson and Florida State are stuck staring at the 'Canes' rear end at number 24 and 25 respectively.

The rivalry on the hardwood between FSU and UM has never been as heated as its gridiron equivalent, but it might be an interesting game when the two meet in Tallahassee February 6, especially considering Noles coach Leonard Hamilton used to hold the same position at UM, and the program is finally seeing another resurgence under Frank Haith.

In the meantime, the 'Canes still have a long way to go to prove that they belong in the poll. Then on to Virginia later this week, with a game against Virginia Tech on the 13 and Virginia on the 16. Then it's back home on the 19 to avenge their only loss to Boston College.

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