“He basically was jumping through the phone,” Larranaga said. “He was so excited that the doctors cleared him to play. I didn’t think he was going to be back until some time in February.”
Johnson gives the Hurricanes extra heft as they head into the heart of their ACC schedule. With Duke and No. 18 North Carolina State the league’s only other ranked teams, this might be the year to shake up the conference’s traditional hierarchy.
And so the bandwagon grows, in South Florida at least. But the perennially overlooked Hurricanes aren’t certain how much the win over Duke helped their national reputation.
“Who knows, man,” Johnson said. “Some people probably still don’t believe. But we believe in ourselves. As long as we believe in each other, we’re fine.”
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