(#3) Marquette Golden Eagles vs. (#2) Miami Florida Hurricanes
7:15 PM ET, March 28, 2013
Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Every basketball fan, regardless of the condition of their bracket, looks forward to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Marquette barely made it past Butler just a few days ago, winning by a last second shot that beat the buzzer. Miami took care of business against Illinois who gave them a decent scare late in the game, making it past one of the remaining Cinderella teams.
Marquette will do whatever is necessary to dictate the tempo of this game. They do not want to get into a running game with Miami because they don’t have the size to keep up under the rim. Marquette will struggle under the rim but they really have to put forth their best effort if they want to pull the upset. Miami has been in the back of everyone’s mind for a while now but I still don’t think they get the respect they deserve. They should have been a #1 seed heading into this tournament. They need to keep the intensity high as well as their ball movement, making the defense really over work to get something done.
Your Inside Scoop:
Miami opened -5 in this game with a lot of the public actually preferring the dog side in this one, they must think that they exposed themselves against Illinois so that will allow Marquette the info needed to beat them. This just is not the case, this Miami team still has a lot to prove and I see them making it to the finals. Take the -5 or buy the hook if it’s gone up; they win this game 76 to 83.