A theme emerged in the first half of the Miami-Marquette Sweet 16 meeting, there was a lid on the basket for the Miami Hurricanes. Unfortunately for the ACC Champions, that theme continued throughout.
Not to take away from Marquette who played solid defense and made all the plays, but a team who shot the ball so well all season long missed layups, mid range shots, put backs and three pointers throughout the ball game. The finished the game shooting 35 percent from the floor with most of that coming after the game had been decided. They and went 8 for 27 from behind the arc, again with most of that in the final few minutes.
The combination of Miami's poor shooting and Marquette's solid play led to a 71-61victory for the Golden Eagles and a spot in the Eastern Regional Finals.
Three Marquette players finished in double figures led by Jamir Wilson, Vander Blue and Davante Gardner.
Miami Senior Durand Scott, went 3 for 13 and Shane Larkin, one of the best point guards in the Country was only able to get 8 shots off in the game. It was too much for the Canes to overcome.
Marquette awaits the winner of the Indiana-Syracuse game.