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Miami Hurricanes vs Illinois Fighting Illini takes place in the NCAA 2013 tournament on Sunday night. This is one of the final two games of the third round March Madness match ups, and both teams will be vying to make it through to the Sweet 16 round. The game is scheduled to tip off at 8.40 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
No. 2 Miami Hurricanes will be favorites tonight against their No. 7 seeded opponents, the Fighting Illini.
Miami smashed Pacific Tigers in the second round 78-49, easily making their way through to this game. They will be hoping to maintain their intensity and not take anything for granted.
In that last game guard Shane Larkin had a difficult game and he wasn't on his best form. He made just 2 of 8 field goals, but was fortunate that the opposition was weak and his teammates were on top form. Nevertheless Larkin will be hoping to regain his form in this game and keep improving as the tournament progresses to its climax.
Durand Scott did well in the last game, scoring 21 points and leading the way for his team. Reggie Johnson also managed to grab 10 rebounds in the easy win.
Meanwhile, Illinois came through the second round after a win against Colorado Buffaloes in a 57-49 victory. The game was a messy low-scoring affair, spoiled by the large number of turnovers. The Illini also only made 30.8 percent of their field goals, with their only comfort being that Colorado were even worse.
If Illinois produce more of the same they will almost certainly be going home after this game. They will need to vastly improve to give themselves a chance against a strong Miami team tonight.
Miami Hurricanes vs Illinois Fighting Illini is scheduled to tip off at 8.40 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on TNT. It can also be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.