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Miami Vs. Marquette Sweet 16 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 24:  Kenny Kadji #35 of the Miami Hurricanes goes up against D.J. Richardson #1 of the Illinois Fighting I
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 24: Kenny Kadji #35 of the Miami Hurricanes goes up against D.J. Richardson #1 of the Illinois Fighting Illini in the first half during the third round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Frank Erwin Center on March 24, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

No. 2 seed Miami will face No. 3 seed Marquette in a regional semifinal in the East.

The Hurricanes edged No. 7 Illinois, 63-59, with Shane Larkin contributing 17 points.

In Marquette's second tense finish of the tournament, Buzz Williams' team topped Butler, 74-72. Vander Blue scored 19 points in the second half for Marquette.

The winner in this matchup on Thursday, March 28 at 7:15 p.m. EST in Washington D.C. will advance to the Elite Eight.

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

Marquette

Regular Season Record: 23-8

Conference Record: 14-4 (Big East)

Conference Tournament Results: Lost to Notre Dame in quarterfinals

Top Player: Vander Blue (Guard)

Top 25 Wins: Georgetown (#15), Pittsburgh (#16), Syracuse (#12), Notre Dame (#21)

Worst Losses: Florida (82-49)

RPI Ranking: 12

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