Runner-up: The University of Texas looks to reach its fourth Finals in 20 years with a win over No. 5 Miami on Sunday

Sunday, March 26, 2023 10:24 PM

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Kansas City, Missouri – The No. 5 Texas Longhorns face the No. 16 Miami Hurricanes in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament.

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The Longhorns are 12-6 against Big 12 opponents and 17-2 in non-conference play. Texas has a 24-8 record against teams over .500.

The Hurricanes are 15-5 in ACC play. Miami (FL) has a 5-4 record in games decided by fewer than 4 points.

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The big deal:

Texas is aiming for its first trip to the Final Four in 20 years, and Miami is aiming for its first trip in school history.

The teams will meet in the Midwest Region Final of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. And the Longhorns rallied around interim coach Rodney Terry, who took over in December after Chris Beard was suspended and subsequently fired.

The Big 12 champions are not without superstar Dylan Desso, who is suffering from a foot injury.

The Hurricanes swept Nigel Buck and Isaiah Wong for their second consecutive Elite Eight race. They eliminated #1 seed Houston in the Sweet 16.

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Top performers: Marcus Carr averages 15.8 points, 4.1 assists, and 1.7 steals for the Longhorns. Jabari Rice has averaged 15.5 points over the last 10 games for Texas.

Isaiah Wong averages 16.3 points and 3.3 assists for the Hurricanes. Jordan Miller has averaged 16.1 points over the last 10 games for Miami (FL).

Last 10 games:

Longhorns: 8-2, averaging 72.9 points, 32.1 rebounds, 15.6 assists, 7.6 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents averaged 63.0 points per game.

Hurricanes: 8-2, averaging 80.3 points, 33.9 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 6.4 steals and 2.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.8% from the field. Their opponents averaged 74.7 points.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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