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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Shane Larkin hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute left and Miami kept possession on a ball knocked out of bounds that probably should have gone to Illinois, helping the Hurricanes hold on for a 63-59 victory Sunday night to advance to the NCAA round of 16.
After Larkin's first field goal in about 9 12 minutes, D.J. Richardson missed a 3-pointer. In the fight for the rebound, the ball appeared to ricochet off the hands of Miami's Kenny Kadji out of bounds. But the Hurricanes kept the ball, and Durand Scott made two free throws after that.
Miami (29-6) is in the round of 16 for only the second time in school history. The Hurricanes play Marquette (25-8) in Washington D.C. on Thursday night.
Larkin, the only non-senior starter for Miami and the ACC player of the year, finished with 17 points. Rion Brown had 21 with five 3s.
Brandon Paul had 18 points for Illionis (23-13).
BEST OF MAXIM
Read on to see what Hurricane star Shane Larkin is saying the night before the team takes on Illinois in the third round of the NCAA Tournament.
This, my friends, will be the best videobomb of this year’s NCAA Tournament. It took place after Miami (FL) held off Illinois 63-59 to advance to the Sweet 16. Miami senior big man Julian Gamble got teammate Shane Larkin in Larkin’s post game interview. Larkin hit a huge three-pointer in the last minute and finished with 17 points. Gamble finished with two points, five...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) There was no question about Shane Larkin's go-ahead 3-pointer for Miami.
The ball that appeared to ricochet off the hands of Miami's Kenny Kadji seconds later but went to the Hurricanes -- well, look at the replay.
Regardless, there is no overturning the fact that the Hurricanes are going to the NCAA round of 16 for only the second time in school history...
Shane Larkin hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute left and Miami gained possession on a ball knocked out of bounds that probably should have gone to Illinois, helping the Hurricanes hold on for a 63-59 victory Sunday night to advance to the NCAA round of 16.
After Larkin's first field goal in about 9 1/2 minutes, D.J. Richardson missed a 3-pointer. In the fight for the rebound...
Shane Larkin going head-to-head with Vander Blue? How about Davante Gardner and Kenny Kadji squaring off?
Miami and Marquette will have some fun on-the-court match-ups when the two schools square off in the Sweet 16 in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, but let's forget about that for a few minutes and focus on which coach is a better dancer.
Miami coach Jim Larranaga and Marquette...
Miami Hurricanes’ Julian Gamble is up to his photobombing ways again. During the ACC Tournament, Gamble photobombed his coach during an interview. This time, Shane Larkin was being interviewed after The U beat Illinois and Gamble photobombed him. Gamble has certainly perfected his method and I hope he continues to do this as the Hurricanes continue their NCAA Tournament...
Illinois senior Brandon Paul took one last 3-pointer.
When the ball bounced off the rim as time ran out, Paul put his head down and stared at the floor. After halfheartedly shaking hands with the victorious Miami players, Paul pulled his Illini jersey over his head as he walked off the court.
Miami got Shane Larkin's go-ahead 3-pointer with a minute left and a close call after...
Look out college basketball, here comes the Sunshine State.
The Miami Hurricanes and Florida Gators rolled through Austin on the first weekend of the NCAA tournament and will join upstart Florida Gulf Coast in the Sweet 16.
Now a state known for breeding some of the best college football players in the country is charging through March behind the perennial-power Gators, the surging...
Miami Hurricane's Julian Gamble is giving the Heat's Chris Bosh a run for his money with this epic videobomb on Shane Larkin following the win over Illinois.
AUSTIN, Texas -- While one of the two Florida teams in the Austin regional has earned a reputation for winning a huge number of blowout games, the other has earned attention for its ability to grind out the close ones.
And after Florida kept it up by pulling away from Minnesota in the first game, Miami arguably college basketball's biggest surprise team this season held true...