Miami nearly broke NCAA Tournament record in blowout win over Auburn
Miami pulled off a near-historic margin of victory in its 79-61 win over Auburn on Sunday night.
The Hurricanes went wire-to-wire in the 18-point win, which was one of the largest by a No. 10 seed over a No. 2 seed in Tournament history.
According to ESPN’s Chris Fallica, it was 1 point shy of matching Nevada’s 2004 win over Gonzaga.
Miami’s 18-point win over Auburn is the 2nd largest win by a 10-seed over a 2-seed in the NCAA Tournament, only Nevada’s 19-point win over Gonzaga in 2004 was bigger.
— Chris Fallica (@chrisfallica) March 21, 2022
Miami won thanks to tremendous guard play from Charlie Moore, Isaiah Wong and Kameron McGusty. Moore controlled the game down the stretch while Wong and McGusty both scored 20+ points.
The win means Miami is in the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2016. However, another win would be historic — the Canes have never made it to the Elite Eight in program history.
Miami is set to play No. 11-seeded Iowa State on Friday. The Cyclones upset LSU and Wisconsin en route to this game, but have struggled offensively at times in March. They scored just 36 points at home vs. Oklahoma State on March 2 and 41 points vs. Texas Tech in the Big 12 Tournament.
Tipoff is at approximately 10 p.m. ET on Friday.