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No. 9 Miami beats UNC 87-77 for 1st ACC title

Sunday - 3/17/2013, 9:12pm  ET

CORRECTS TO NORTH CAROLINA, NOT CAROLINA STATE - Miami's Shane Larkin makes a shot in front of North Carolina's Dexter Strickland in the first half of an NCAA basketball game during the championship game of the ACC Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. on Sunday March 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Burlington Times-News, Al Drago)

AARON BEARD
AP Basketball Writer

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Jim Larranaga snipped the final strand of net hanging from the rim, then faced his players and cheering fans to twirl it in the air before draping it around his neck.

There's no mistaking Miami for just a football school anymore. Not after Larranaga guided the once-struggling Hurricanes to the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference with a team that looks like it can make a deep run in the NCAA tournament.

Shane Larkin scored eight of his career-high 28 points in the final 2
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