Miami's season comes to an end in Elite Eight loss to Kansas
Miami’s miracle run in the NCAA Tournament came to an end on Sunday afternoon vs. Kansas, 76-50.
The Canes led 35-29 at halftime, but were unable to match Kansas’ energy coming out of the break. Kansas slowly-but-steadily built its lead to as many as 26 points late in the second half.
The Jayhawks ultimately outscored Miami 47-15 after halftime. Miami shot just 21.4 percent from the field and went 0-for-13 from 3-point range in the second half.
Miami's miracle run comes to an end vs. Kansas.
The first Elite Eight in program history.
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This ends a Cinderella run for Miami, who made the first Elite Eight in program history. The Hurricanes upset USC, Auburn and Iowa State en route to this game.
Kameron McGusty led Miami with 18 points on 7-of-17 shooting. Isaiah Wong scored 15 points and was the only Miami player to make multiple 3-point shots.
Coach Jim Larranaga has already signed an extension with the Hurricanes and is expected to be back next season. It’s unclear what next season’s Miami team will look like, as McGusty, Moore and other contributors have exhausted their eligibility.
Elsewhere in the ACC, Duke has already clinched a berth in the Final Four. North Carolina will have a chance to join the Blue Devils in New Orleans if it can beat Saint Peter’s on Sunday afternoon.