NCAA Tournament - Hurricanes outlast Longhorns with 2nd half comeback victory

Yahoo Sports writer Krysten Peek recaps 5-seed Miami's 88-81 win over 2-seed Texas to advance to the Final Four in Houston next Saturday vs. UConn.

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KRYSTEN PEEK: The Miami Hurricanes are heading to the Final Four for the first time in school history after an impressive second half comeback over Texas, securing the win 88-81. This is a bit of redemption after falling short in last year's Elite Eight with a lot of those same players on this year's team. Miami erased an 8-point halftime lead and were down by as many as 13. It was a tie ball game with a 1:30 left to go.

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Texas forward, Brock Cunningham, boxed out Norchad Omrie, who many thought were going to be called for over the back but, instead, got the foul and sunk two free throws. After a fumble play in the lane, Isaiah Wong was fouled off the turnover and hit both shots to go up by 4. There was nothing Texas could do in the closing moments. And Miami capitalized on every possession.

The Hurricanes were led by an incredible second half performance by senior Jordan Miller, who had a tournament high 27 points, shooting a perfect 7 for 7 from the field and 13 for 13 from the line. Every player in the starting five finished in double digits, with the team shooting 60% from the field in the win.

This is the first trip to the Final Four for the Miami Hurricanes. As they continue to try to keep the history streak alive in the next round, Miami will be facing UConn this upcoming Saturday in what should be a dynamic matchup, particularly at the guard position between Uconn's Jordan Hawkins and Isaiah Wong.

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