Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010


NCAA: Miami (Fla.) 63, Illinois 59


This news story was published on March 24, 2013.
Advertise on NIT Subscribe to NIT

AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (UPI) — Rion Brown’s foul shots with 7.7 seconds left enabled second-seeded Miami-Florida to hold off Illinois 63-59 and advance in third-round NCAA Tournament play.

Brown’s free throws gave him 21 points for the game as the Hurricanes (29-6) moved on to the Sweet 16 for just the second time in the program’s history.

Brown canned five 3-pointers and grabbed five rebounds while Shane Larkin had 17 points and seven assists for Miami, which goes on to face third-seeded Marquette at the East Regional semifinals in Washington.

Brandon Paul paces the seventh-seeded Fighting Illini (23-13) with 18 points and Nnanna Egwu added 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Copyright 2013 United Press International, Inc. (UPI).

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available