Courtside: Jim Larranaga
Larranaga reacts in second half against Illinois.
Larranaga reacts in second half against Illinois.
Field Reporter
Posted Mar 24, 2013


AUSTIN -- Immediately after Miami clinched the close win over Illinois, head coach Jim Larranaga talks Sweet Sixteen and guard Rion Brown...

It came down to the wire -- literally.

However, Miami was able to pull through in the game's final moments, defeating Illinois 63-59 in the third round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

Immediately after the Hurricanes' victory, head coach Jim Larranaga discusses the Sweet Sixteen and Miami guard Rion Brown...

On advancing to the Sweet Sixteen after a close game:

"Win and advance, lose and go home. We are just happy we are advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. That is a tremendous accomplishment. These kids have been great. Illinois was great. We had a very hard time scoring against their defense. They are very long and athletic and challenged everything we did. These kids are very resilient."

On Brown's performance:

"Rion is an excellent three-point shooter. He is also very athletic. He matched up well with their guys. He got himself off to a good start, so we rode him for a good, long while."

The Canes will face Marquette in next weekend's game.

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