If video of coach Jim Larranaga’s Muhammad Ali shuffle in the locker room after Miami’s 63-59 third-round win over Illinois hadn’t gone viral, maybe Rion Brown’s name might come up more in college basketball conversations this week.
Brown’s 21 points off the bench helped thrust a resurgent Miami basketball program into the second week of the NCAA tournament, with the Hurricanes staring down a Sweet 16 matchup against Marquette at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Washington. They’re two wins away from the first Final Four in program history.
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