Revisiting Miami’s chances at a No. 1 seed

If the University of Miami still has aspirations of being a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, Wednesday’s 68-50 win at Notre Dame is a good step. But what they do in their next games from home will tell the final story. The Hurricanes took a 21-3 lead and matched points from then on. Notre Dame never got closer than seven points.

”They may win the national championship,” Irish coach Mike Brey said. ”They’re really good. They’re really old. Their men were playing against our boys most of the night.”

Point guard Angel Rodriguez had 19 points to lead the way and continues to play like an elite guard.
”He’s the catalyst,” Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. ”A catalyst is someone who makes things happen. They don’t wait for things to happen. He does it with his defense. He does it with his ball handling. He does it with his shooting. When he’s in control our whole team seems to function better.”

Right now, Kansas and Michigan State are strengthening their grips on No. 1 seeds. Virginia, Oklahoma and Villanova are…