COL BKB: Miami (Fla.) 63, Illinois 59

March 25, 2013 at 12:02 AM

AUSTIN, Texas, March 25 (UPI) -- Rion Brown's foul shots with 7.7 seconds left enabled second-seeded Miami-Florida to hold off Illinois 63-59 and advance in third-round NCAA Tournament play.

Brown's free throws gave him 21 points for the game and the Hurricanes (29-6) moved on to the Sweet 16 for just the second time in the program's history.

Brown sank five 3-pointers and grabbed five rebounds while Shane Larkin had 17 points and seven assists for Miami, which goes on to face third-seeded Marquette at the East Regional semifinals in Washington.

Brandon Paul paced the seventh-seeded Fighting Illini (23-13) with 18 points and Nnanna Egwu added 12 points and 12 rebounds.

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