MIKE STONE / REUTERS
March 25, 2013
Rion Brown made two free throws with 7.7 seconds remaining as Miami-Florida held on to defeat Illinois, 63-59, Sunday in NCAA Tournament South Region third round action.
Brown, who provided some spark off the bench, finished with 21 points and five rebounds and made 5-of-10 from 3-point range for the second-seeded Hurricanes (29-6), who advance to the Sweet 16 for just the second time in program history and the first time in 13 years.
Miami, which also received 17 points and seven assists from Shane Larkin and 10 points and eight boards from Kenny Kadji, will play third-seeded Marquette in the regional semifinals in Washington D.C. on Thursday at 7:15 p.m.