Illinois vs. Miami: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Illinois vs. Miami: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Illinois 59
(23-13, 6-6 away)
(5) Miami 63
(29-6, 14-1 home)
Venue: Erwin Center
9:04PM ET / 6:04PM PT, March 24, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Illinois 26 33 59
Miami 29 34 63
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Illinois B Paul 18 N Egwu 12 T Abrams 2
Miami R Brown 21 K Kadji 8 S Larkin 5

No. 7-seeded Illinois fell short to No. 2-seeded Miami (FL) 63-59 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, Mar. 24. Nnanna Egwu earned a double-double for the Fighting Illini with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Brandon Paul had a team-high 18 points and added four rebounds. Rion Brown finished with a game-high 21 points for the Hurricanes, making five of 10 from three-point range. Illinois closes out the season with a 23-13 record. The Fighting Illini got to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large team after falling to Indiana 80-64 in the Big Ten Tournament. In the regular season, they finished seventh in the Big Ten with an 8-10 record in conference play. Illinois topped No. 10-seeded Colorado 57-49 in the second round.

Illinois Game Notes

  • Illini beat the spread by three points. That makes the 15th time this season the Fighting Illini have beaten the spread.
  • The Fighting Illini have been unlucky two times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Illinois is 31-34 in close games.
  • Prior to this game, Illini played 58 Top 25 opponents in the last five seasons with a record of 18-40.
  • Illinois has lost 88 percent of the time this season (1-7) after recording seven or fewer assists.
  • The Fighting Illini have lost 78 percent of the time this season (2-7) after having a three-point percentage of 25.9 percent or worse.
  • Illini set a season low for steals (two).
  • Illinois has been outshot by their opponents in field goal percentage for the past nine games.
  • Nnanna Egwu recorded a team season high in offensive rebounds with seven.
  • Brandon Paul tallied a team season high in field goals attempted with 20.
  • Brandon Paul accounted for 30.5 percent of the team's points.
  • Nnanna Egwu accounted for 31.5 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Brandon Paul has led the team in scoring in 22 out of 36 games this season.
  • Nnanna Egwu has led the team in rebounding in 12 out of 36 games this season.
  • Brandon Paul has nine straight double-digit point games.
  • This was the first foul out of the season for D.J. Richardson.
  • Nnanna Egwu recorded the third double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Nnanna Egwu recorded a double-double. It was the first of his career.
  • Nnanna Egwu had career highs with 12 rebounds and seven offensive rebounds.
  • Tyler Griffey had a career high with four three-pointers.

Miami (FL) Game Notes

  • The Hurricanes won this one, but have lost three times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Miami (FL) is 26-31 in close games.
  • Rion Brown accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's points.
  • Rion Brown has led the team in scoring three times in 35 games this season.
  • Kenny Kadji has led the team in rebounding 14 times in 35 games this season.
  • Shane Larkin has 11 straight double-digit point games.
  • This marks the third 20-point game of Rion Brown's career.
Illini PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ANnanna Egwu3112120010
ABrandon Paul371842102
ATyler Griffey271271001
C+Tracy Abrams29832001
C+Joseph Bertrand21420100
C+D.J. Richardson33532000
D+Sam McLaurin20050024
MIA PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
ARion Brown292152000
AShane Larkin401725103
BDurand Scott36633200
BKenny Kadji311080000
BTonye Jekiri7421101
BJulian Gamble13250021
CReggie Johnson18051001
CT. McKinney-Jones26330000

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