The Miami Hurricanes will advance to the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament following their 78-49 stomping of Pacific.
Miami’s Shane Larkin and Durand Scott led the Hurricanes charge against an undersized Pacific team. Miami proved to be too strong and too fast in a game in which Pacific never stood a chance.
Scott led the Hurricanes with 21 points, 18 of which came in the second-half of play. The senior went 5-of-8 from 3-point range and shot 6-of-10 from the field. In all, Miami put on a clinic from downtown hitting a total of 12 3-pointers.
Larkin continued to prove why he is arguably the best point guard in the nation. The talented sophomore accounted for ten points and nine assists in Miami’s quest for a national championship. Larkin struggled shooting the ball but certainly made up for his cold touch when it came to dishing out the ball.
Miami senior Reggie Johnson decided to show up for the tournament adding seven points and ten rebounds.
The Tigers’ struggled on the court shooting just 33% from the field and 34% from downtown. The Hurricanes out-manned Pacific in every aspect in the game, from shooting to rebounding to steals.
Miami will continue tournament play on Sunday against either Colorado or Illinois.