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Before Thursday, it was safe to say that Haith's job was very much in jeopardy.
In seven seasons at Miami, Haith has only captured one NCAA berth. After yet another mediocre season, many believe that he may be on his way out of Coral Gables. However, after the clutch win against Virginia, Haith may have a chance to play for his job in the next few days.
Normally, a win over Virginia in the opening round of the ACC tournament isn't exactly a signature win, but the fashion in which the Canes managed to win is what was so impressive.
Miami was down by 10 points with 42 seconds left to go in the game.
Thanks both to a couple of timely three-pointers and some bad mistakes by Virginia guard Sammy Zeglinski, the Canes managed to force an overtime period in which they dominated the Cavaliers.
Even with that clutch win, however, Haith still needs to beat the top-seeded Tar Heels on Friday and at least make a run to the championship for his chances of returning to be worth considering.
He still has a chance, though, and in March, all you need is one chance.