Homecoming For Larranaga As Miami Faces Marquette

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jim Larranaga says the Verizon Center is "not just any other arena."

The Miami coach returned to the scene of his greatest triumph Wednesday, leading the Hurricanes' practice in the same building where his George Mason team beat Connecticut to advance to the Final Four seven years ago.

Larranaga is in a different league now, leading Atlantic Coast Conference champion and top seed Miami against fourth-seeded Marquette in Thursday's East Regional semifinals.

Even though he's moved on from George Mason, Larranaga hasn't changed. He greeted old friends in the arena before gathering his players and telling them: "You know why they call it the Sweet 16? It's sweet! Let's go."


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@wsaw.com.
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the WSAW.com discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 200355451 - wsaw.com/a?a=200355451