Immediately after the Hurricanes' victory, head coach Jim Larranaga discusses the Sweet Sixteen and Miami guard Rion Brown...
On advancing to the Sweet Sixteen after a close game:
"Win and advance, lose and go home. We are just happy we are advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. That is a tremendous accomplishment. These kids have been great. Illinois was great. We had a very hard time scoring against their defense. They are very long and athletic and challenged everything we did. These kids are very resilient."
On Brown's performance:
"Rion is an excellent three-point shooter. He is also very athletic. He matched up well with their guys. He got himself off to a good start, so we rode him for a good, long while."
The Canes will face Marquette in next weekend's game.