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Jim Larranaga Is Simply Awesome And Needs To Be In The Hall Of Fame ASAP After Taking Miami To A Final Four

Shout out Jim Larranaga man. The guy is an elite coach and finally, finally, 17 years to the day he did it with George Mason gets back to the Final Four. It's no more he got lucky once. He took Miami to an Elite Eight last year and now to the Final Four. 

We'll talk about the foul in a second, but this game wasn't decided by that foul. It was decided because Texas completely choked that game away. They had no answer for Jordan Miller and Miami took advantage of it all. Miller went for 27. He was a perfect 13-for-13 from the line and a perfect 7-for-7 from the field. That's ridiculous. It's so ridiculous I'm willingly posting a Christian Laettner (who should have been kicked out of the game if not for biased refs) stat because my hands are tied: 

Even crazier is Miami, a team who beat Houston, with transition and threes, made two total threes in the game. I believe they didn't make one in the second half. Yet they still scored 88 points. Again, this offense is just elite. All 5 starter scored at least 11 points. This is why Miami is so dangerous to prep for. 

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I tried finding video of the Brock Cunningham block out foul but it's not posted everywhere. You know what play I'm talking about. Originally seemed to be called on Norchad Omier which would have fouled him out. Instead it ended up being the right, albeit weird, call. Omier hits both free throws with a minute to go and ultimately ended up leading to the win. 

But this is about Larranaga. Put him in the Hall of Fame. The dude just wins. He embraced NIL, transfer portal and the modern game despite being an 'older' coach. But, man, George Mason 17 years to the day and now Miami. Down 13. He's a finalist, was named one back in December, it's now official. Put him in the Hall of Fame. 

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