Preview: Miami Hurricanes

Defending ACC champions likely to struggle with depleted roster

Updated: October 23, 2013, 9:35 AM ET
By John Gasaway | ESPN Insider

Rion BrownAP Photo/Eric GayRion Brown (6.4 points per game) is the only rotation player back from last season's ACC title team.

Miami Hurricanes

2012-13: 29-7 (15-3 ACC)
In-conference offense: 1.07 points per possession (3rd)
In-conference defense: 0.93 points allowed per possession (1st)

With an outright ACC regular-season championship, a conference tournament title (wherein the Hurricanes recorded three double-digit wins), an NCAA tournament No. 2 seed and a trip to the Sweet 16, 2012-13 stands alone as the most successful season in Miami basketball history. (Its only real competition comes from 1998-99, when a UM squad coached by Leonard Hamilton and led by Tim James and Johnny Hemsley also grabbed a No. 2 seed but fell in the round of 32.)