Illinois Falls To Miami; Other Scores From NCAA Tourney


Published on March 25 2013 8:58 am
Last Updated on March 25 2013 8:58 am
Written by Millie Lange

Shane larkin drained a go-ahead, step-back three-pointer with just over a minute left and Maimi neve rlooked back as the Hurricanes beat Illinois, 63-59, in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament.

Larkin finished with 17 points and five assits to help the second-seeded Hurricanes move on to the Sweet 16 where they will face Marquette in Washington,  D.C. Thursday. Miami received ac ontroverisla cal,l which gave themt eh bal up two after an Ilinois thre-epoint attempt with 45 seconds left and swung the game in its favor.

Brandon Paul scored 18 points in the loss. D.j. Richardson and Tracy Abrams combined to shoot 4-of-21 from three. The Illini finish the season 23-13.

Florida Gulf Coast is crashing the Sweet 16 party in the NCAA Tournament. The Eagles are the first 15-seed to advance to a regional semifinal. Three out of the four one-seeds made it through to the Sweet 16 with Gonzaga being left out. Two-seeds Ohio State, Duke and Miami-Florida also moved on while 13-seed La Salle is also into the next round.

March 24 NCAA Tournament Scores

East Region

#1 Indiana Hoosiers 58, #9 Temple Owls 52 (at Dayton, OH)

#2 Miami-Florida Hurricanes 63, #7 Illinois Fighting Illini 59 (at Austin, TX)

Midwest Region

#2 Duke Blue Devils 66, #7 Creighton Bluejays 50 (at Philadelphia, PA)

South Region

#1 Kansas Jayhawks 70, #8 North Carolina Tar Heels 58 (at Philadelphia, PA)

#3 Florida Gators 78, #11 Minnesota Golden Gophers 64 (at Austin, TX)

#15 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles 81, #7 San Diego State Aztecs 71 (at Philadelphia, PA)

West Region

#2 Ohio State Buckeyes 78, #10 Iowa State Cyclones 75 (at Dayton, OH)

#13 La Salle Explorers 76, #12 Ole Miss Rebels 74 (at Kansas City, MO)

NCAA Tournament

Monday, March 25, no games scheduled