KANSAS CITY, Missouri — Jordan Miller and Isaiah Wong bounced Miami back from a 13-point second half deficit, Norchad Ommie added another important steal with two big free throws and a stretch, and the No. 5-seeded Hurricanes Surprised 2nd place. Seeded on Sunday he defeated Texas 88-81 to advance to the Final Four for the first time in school history.
Miller finished with 27 points, scoring 7/7 from the field and 13/13 from the foul line, while Wong scored 12 of the 14 points in the second half to beat the Longhorns, who were the remaining top seeds in Topsy. defeated. Disturbed NCAA Tournament.
After falling short of the Elite Eight a year ago, the No. 5-seeded Hurricanes (29-7) head to Houston’s NRG Stadium for a date with No. 4-seeded UConn on Saturday night.
Two more teams entering the Final Four for the first time, 5th-seeded San Diego State University and 9th-seeded Florida Atlantic University, will play in another domestic semifinal.
In this craziest march, it’s the first time since seeding began in 1979 that a team seeded higher than 4th has made it to the Final Four.
Miami and Texas were tied 79–79 when Ommie, known for his bruised style of play, was fouled by Longhorns’ Brock Cunningham while going for a loose ball. He made both foul shots to give the Hurricanes the lead, stole the ball from Texas star Marcus Carr on the other side, and Wong made another free throw with 34 seconds remaining.
Miller continued to stretch foul shots to clinch the Midwest regional title for the Hurricanes.
Kerr scored 17 points to lead the Longhorns (29-9).