The UM guard was named to the All-ACC First Team for the second straight season. McClinton and North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough were the only repeat selections from last year’s squad. McClinton was the league’s third-leading scorer with 19.7 points per game and led the ACC in three-point field goal percentage (.464).
A disappointing season for Miami, the Canes are a longshot for an NCAA berth. Next up, a Thursday showdown with Virginia Tech in the opening round of the ACC Tournament in Atlanta. The Canes are 0-1 against the Hokies this season, losing 88-83 late January at home.
Should ninth-seeded Miami get the win, next up is a Friday meeting with North Carolina in the Quarterfinals. The Canes at least need to get out of the first round to even have a shot at the postseason (NIT excluded).
Even with that, the postseason most likely went out the window with a March 4th loss to ACC bottom dweller Georgia Tech. Miami went 4-7 down the stretch after opening the season 14-4.