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(Not So Sweet) 16: Canes Fall To Marquette, 71-61

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 28: Shane Larkin #0 of the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes walks off of the court after losing to the Marquette Golden Eagles during the East Regional Round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Verizon Center on March 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 28: Shane Larkin #0 of the Miami (Fl) Hurricanes walks off of the court after losing to the Marquette Golden Eagles during the East Regional Round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Verizon Center on March 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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college bballtourney 124 (Not So Sweet) 16: Canes Fall To Marquette, 71 61

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) –  Jamil Wilson scored 16 points, Vander Blue and Davante Gardner had 14 apiece, and Marquette advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2003 with a 71-61 win over Miami on Thursday night.

The third-seeded Golden Eagles took a double-digit lead in the first half and never relinquished it, quite the contrast from their nail-biters earlier in the NCAA tournament. They shot 54 percent from the field and held the Hurricanes to 35 percent. Miami missed 18 of 26 3-point attempts.

Marquette (26-8) will face either top-seeded Indiana or No. 4 Syracuse in the East Regional final on Saturday.

Shane Larkin scored 14 points for the second-seeded Hurricanes (29-7), who matched the best NCAA run in school history.

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