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Miami vs. Pacific NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

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Miami's Durand Scott, top, is lifted by Julian Gamble, bottom, after an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Sunday, March 17, 2013. Miami won 87-77. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) | AP

No. 2 seed Miami will face No. 15 Pacific in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the East region.

Miami head coach James Larranaga has some experience in the Big Dance. In 2006 as head coach of George Mason, he and the No. 11 Patriots went on an improbable run to the Final Four.

The winner in this matchup in Austin, Texas on March 22 will face the winner of No. 7 Illinois and No. 10 Colorado in the third round.


CLICK HERE to print the 2013 NCAA Tournament bracket

Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.

Miami (FL)
Regular Season Record: 27-6
Conference Record: 15-3 (Atlantic Coast)
Conference Tournament Results: Won ACC Tournament
Top Players: Shane Larkin (Guard), Kenny Kadji (Forward/Center)
Top 25 Wins: Michigan State (#13), Duke (#1), North Carolina State (#19)
Worst Losses: Georgia Tech (71-69), Wake Forest (80-65)
RPI Ranking: 4

Pacific
Regular Season Record: 22-12
Conference Record: 14-5 (Big West)
Conference Tournament Results: Won Big West Title
Top Players: Lorenzo McCloud (Giard)
Top 25 Wins: None
Worst Losses: Oral Roberts (69-67), Long Beach State (67-63)
RPI Ranking: 103

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