Miami-Florida 63, Illinois 59

Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:40 PM
Location - Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas
Officials - Gary Maxwell, Antonio Perry, Doug Shows
Attendance - 14520

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Illinois 26 33 59
Miami-Florida 29 34 63

Recap

Miami 63, Illinois 59: Rion Brown scored 21 points and Shane Larkin added 17 as the Hurricanes slipped past the Fighting Illini to advance to the Sweet 16 in East Regional play at Austin, Texas.

Larkin drained the go-ahead 3-pointer with 59.7 seconds left and Kenny Kadji had 10 points for second-seeded Miami (29-6), which faces third-seeded Marquette on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Brandon Paul scored 18 points, Nnanna Egwu had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Tyler Griffey added 12 points for seventh-seeded Illinois (23-13).

The Illini had a 55-54 lead with 1:24 left after Tracy Abrams hit one of two free throws. Larkin drained the decisive 3-pointer and later hit two free throws to make it 61-57 with 15.6 seconds left. Egwu’s putback pulled Illinois within two points with 8.6 seconds left before Brown put the game away with a pair of foul shots on the ensuing possession.

The Hurricanes led 29-26 at halftime and increased their advantage to 46-39 on a 3-pointer by Brown with 8:51 remaining. The Illini drew even at 52 on a basket by Abrams with 4:06 left and took the lead 44 seconds later on Paul’s dunk.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Griffey had four of Illinois’ seven 3-pointers. … Brown (five) and Larkin (three) combined for eight of Miami’s nine 3-pointers. … Illinois G D.J. Richardson had just five points on 1-of-11 shooting before fouling out.

Illinois Fighting Illini

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Nnanna Egwu 31:00 5-9 0-0 2-2 7 5 12 0 0 0 0 1 12
Sam McLaurin 20:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 0 1 0 4 2 0
Brandon Paul 37:00 8-20 2-9 0-0 1 3 4 2 4 1 2 0 18
D.J. Richardson 33:00 1-11 1-10 2-2 2 1 3 2 5 0 0 0 5
Tracy Abrams 29:00 3-10 0-2 2-3 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 8
Tyler Griffey 27:00 4-6 4-6 0-0 1 6 7 1 3 0 1 0 12
Joseph Bertrand 21:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 1 0 0 4
Myke Henry 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-61 7-27 6-7 15 21 36 7 17 2 8 3 59
  37.7% 25.9% 85.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 8

Miami-Florida Hurricanes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Trey McKinney Jones 26:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 3
Shane Larkin 40:00 5-12 3-7 4-5 0 2 2 5 1 1 3 0 17
Durand Scott 36:00 2-8 0-4 2-2 1 2 3 3 2 2 0 0 6
Julian Gamble 13:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 0 0 0 1 2 2
Kenny Kadji 31:00 4-11 0-1 2-6 1 7 8 0 3 0 0 0 10
Tonye Jekiri 7:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 4
Reggie Johnson 18:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 1 2 0 1 0 0
Rion Brown 29:00 7-14 5-10 2-2 1 4 5 2 2 0 0 0 21
TOTAL 200 22-55 9-25 10-15 12 21 33 12 10 4 6 2 63
  40.0% 36.0% 66.7% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 6