Teams expected to decline in 2013-14
August, 9, 2013
By Jeff Goodman | ESPN Insider
AP Photo/Eric GayRion Brown, who averaged 6.4 points per game last season, is Miami's leading returning scorer.We recently looked at 10 X factor teams heading into the season, clubs that could surprise people. Now it’s time to take a look at 10 teams that may fall in 2013-14, whether it be out of the NCAA tournament, or just a dip from where they have been recently.
Miami (FL) Hurricanes
This one is easy. Jim Larranaga lost just about everyone of note from last season’s team that swept the ACC regular-season and tourney titles. Senior starters Durand Scott, Kenny Kadji, Trey McKinney Jones and the big man duo of Reggie Johnson and Julian Gamble all graduated -- and Shane Larkin took advantage of a strong season, bolted and became a first-round pick. The leading returning scorer is senior Rion Brown, who averaged a whopping 6.4 points per game last season.