Illini Not Intimidated By Miami - New York News

Illini Not Intimidated By Miami

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AP Basketball Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Miami players are having fun at the NCAA tournament. Even when having to evacuate during the middle of practice.

After a fire alarm went off Saturday and they were escorted outside for about 25 minutes, the Hurricanes were rapping, dancing and having a good time.

Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga said going into the tournament he was going to have more fun than any other head coach, and wanted his players to do the same. They are one victory away from the round of 16.

Miami (28-6), the No. 2 team in the East Regional, plays No. 7 seed Illinois (23-12) on Sunday night.

The Illini aren't going to be intimidated by Miami. They already have victories this season over Gonzaga and Indiana, both No. 1 seeds in the NCAA.

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