Miami fans invited to Sweet 16 send off

Basketball team will depart campus Tuesday evening

Published On: Mar 25 2013 09:46:05 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 26 2013 07:41:54 AM EDT
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -

The University of Miami is asking Miami Hurricanes fans to help send off the men's basketball team as they depart for the Sweet 16.

The Canes are coming off a 63-59 win over Illinois in the NCAA tournament's third round on Sunday. The win ensured Miami's second trip to the Sweet 16 and the first since the 2000 season.

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The Hurricanes will leave Tuesday at 5 p.m. from the BankUnited Center.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early at 4:45 p.m. for the event.

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Miami, a No. 2 seed in the East Region, will face No. 3 Marquette at 7:15 p.m. Thursday in Washington, D.C.