- Miami won so they will play the winner of Illinois/Colorado on Sunday in Austin.
– Miami recorded its first NCAA tournament victory since a 78-64 win over Saint Mary’s in the 2008 NCAA tournament.
– Prior to today, the Hurricanes did not have a single minute of NCAA tournament of experience on their roster.
– The Canes shot 54.5 percent from 3-point range, connecting on 12 treys.
– Cousy Award finalist Shane Larkin finished the game with 9 assists, a school NCAA tournament single-game record.
– Larkin now has four straight games with 4+ assists (4 vs. Boston College, 3/15; 4 vs. NC State, 3/16; 7 vs. UNC, 3/16).
– Every Hurricane player than played 3+ minutes scored against the Pacific Tigers.