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NCAA Championship: Miami vs. Pacific

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.com
          Release: 03/19/2013
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No. 5/t4 Miami vs. Pacific
March 22, 2013  |  2:10 p.m.
Austin, Texas  |  Frank Erwin Center

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TV:  TNT
Radio: 560 WQAM 
Webcast:  WQAM.com   

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Miami in the NCAA Tournament: 4-6

Miami 27-6 (15-3 ACC)
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The Game 
The ACC Champion Miami Hurricanes face No. 15-seed Pacific in the second round of the NCAA Championship on Friday, March 22 at 2:10 p.m. ET at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. 

The Series vs. Pacific
This is the first meeting between Miami and Pacific.

The Broadcasts
Catch the game on TNT with Tim Brando (play-by-play) and Mike Gminski (analyst) on the call. Listen to the NCAA Tournament games on 560 WQAM Radio with Joe Zagacki (play-by-play) and Josh Darrow (analyst).

The Coach
Head coach Jim Larrañaga is in his 29th season as a head coach and second at Miami. He has a 517-353 overall record and is 47-19 in his second season at Miami. 



In the NCAA Tournament 
• Miami is making its 18th postseason appearance in program history and fifth in the last six seasons. 
• Miami NCAA Championship seed history: 2 (2013, East), 2 (1999, East), 5 (2002, West), 6 (2000, South), 7 (2008, South) and 11 (1998, South).
• Miami is 4-6 in six previous NCAA Championships (last appearance in 2008). 
• Miami has never advanced past the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Championship. 
• 2013 is Miami’s sixth NCAA tournament berth since 1997 (first appearance was in 1960). 
• Coach Jim Larrañaga is making his seventh NCAA tournament appearance - and 14th overall postseason trip - as head coach. He led George Mason to the 2006 Final Four.
• Five different coaches have led Miami to their seven NCAA tournament appearances: Jim Larrañaga (2013), Frank Haith (2008), Perry Clark (2002), Leonard Hamilton (1998, 1999, 2000), Bruce Hale (1960).
• Since Miami last appeared in the NCAA tournament on March 23, 2008, 137 different schools have played at least one game in the big dance. 
• Miami is 1-0 against the No. 15 seed after defeating Lafayette, 75-54, in 1999 in Boston, Mass. 
• UM has never played a team from the Big West Conference in the NCAA tournament. The Canes are 3-1 all-time against current Big West teams, with all games being played against Hawai’i. UM defeated Hawai’i this season, 73-58, in the Hawai’ian Airlines Diamond Head Classic on Dec. 22. 

Program History
First Season: 1926
Program Dormant: 1971-1985
All-Time Record: 919-689
Postseason Record: 11-17 (4-6 in NCAA Championship)
NCAA Appearances: 7 (1960, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2008, 2013) 
Last NCAA Appearance: 2008 (2nd round) 
NIT Appearances: 11 (1961, 1963, 1964, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012)
Last NIT Appearance: 2012 (2nd round)

Quick Hits
• Miami is 3-2 in neutral site games this season with three wins at the ACC Tournament and a pair of losses at the Hawai’ian Airlines Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. 
• Miami is one of 23 schools to send both the men’s and women’s basketball teams to the dance this season. The Miami women earned a No. 8 seed and will face No. 9 Iowa in Iowa City on Sunday, March 24. Both UM teams also played in the tournament at the same time in 1998. 
• In Miami’s last tournament appearance, Jack McClinton posted a UM single-game NCAA tournament record 38 points, hitting 12-of-19 shots against St. Mary’s on March 21, 2008 in the first round. 
• Julian Gamble and Kenny Kadji have both been to the NCAA tournament, both as redshirts in 2008; Gamble with Miami and Kadji with Florida. 
• This is UM’s first game played west of the Mississippi River, on the continental U.S., in Coach L’s two seasons at The U. This season the farthest west was in Ft. Myers, Fla. and last year was the game at Ole Miss. The Canes did play in Hawai’i this season.
• Miami has never played a game on TNT. 
• Coach Larrañaga is 5-5 overall in the NCAA Tournament.
• Miami is the first team in ACC history to win regular season and postseason and not get a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Championship. 
• Miami is the only non-North Carolina team to win both the ACC regular-season and tournament since Georgia Tech in 1985. Their regular season was shared; no other non-North Carolina team has won outright.


NCAA Schedule in Austin
Friday, March 22
No. 2 Miami (27-6) vs. No. 15 Pacific (22-12) 1:10 p.m. (TNT)
No. 7 Illinois (22-12) vs. No. 10 Colorado (21-11) 3:40 p.m. (TNT)
No. 3 Florida (26-7) vs. No. 14 Northwestern State (23-8) 6:27 p.m. (truTV)
No. 6 UCLA (25-9) vs. No. 11 Minnesota (20-12) 9:00 p.m. (truTV)

Sunday, March 24
UCLA/Minnesota vs. Florida/Northwestern State time TBA
Illinois/Colorado vs. Miami/Pacific time TBA
All times Central





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