NIT ACCtion: Wednesday, March 14

March 14, 2012

Miami Advances to Second Round of NIT to Face No. 6 Seed Minnesota

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Rion Brown scored 18 points to lead Miami to a 66-50 win over Valparaiso on Wednesday night in the opening round of the NIT.

The Hurricanes stretched a four-point lead and finished the game with a 16-0 run over the final 3:41. Malcolm Grant and Shane Larkin keyed the run with consecutive 3-pointers.

Larkin scored 12 points and Trey McKinney Jones finished with 10 for Miami (20-12).