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. 2-seeded Miami (FL) squared off with No. 7-seeded Illinois on Sunday, Mar. 24 and beat the Fighting Illini 63-59 in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hurricanes were led by Rion Brown, who put up a game-high 21 points, with 15 coming from three-point range. Shane Larkin also had a solid game, scoring 17 points and adding five assists. Nnanna Egwu registered a double-double for the Fighting Illini on 12 points and 12 rebounds. Illinois wraps up 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 conference record. Illinois defeated No. 10-seeded Colorado 57-49 in the second round. Miami (FL) (29-6, 15-3 ACC) plays No. 3-seeded Marquette (25-8, 14-4 Big East) in the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday, Mar. 28.

Miami (FL) Game Notes

  • The win over Illinois extended the Miami (FL) winning streak to six games.
  • The Hurricanes have won five close games this season (a win by five or fewer points). Since 2007, Miami (FL) is 26-31 in close games.
  • The Hurricanes have won every game this season (10-0) after recording nine or more three-pointers.
  • Miami (FL) has won every game this season (4-0) when opponents record two or fewer steals.
  • Miami (FL) has won 93 percent of the time this season (13-1) after holding an opponent to under 37.7 percent field goal percentage.
  • This season Miami (FL) has won 78 percent of the time (21-6) when Kenny Kadji has 10 points or more and 80 percent of the time (4-1) when Shane Larkin plays 40 minutes or more.
  • Miami (FL) set a season low for turnovers (six).
  • The Hurricanes have recorded more free throws made than their opponents for the past four games.
  • Miami (FL) has turned the ball over less than their opponents for the past five games.
  • Rion Brown accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's points.
  • Rion Brown has led the team in scoring in three out of 35 games this season.
  • Kenny Kadji has led the team in rebounding in 14 out of 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.

Illinois Game Notes

  • The Fighting Illini have lost two times this season in games decided by five or fewer points. Since 2007, Illinois is 31-34 in close 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 22 times in 36 games this season.
  • Nnanna Egwu has led the team in rebounding 12 times in 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 set career highs with 12 rebounds and seven offensive rebounds.
  • Tyler Griffey set a career high with four three-pointers.
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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