Today the No. 2 seed Miami Hurricanes rolled through the first round of the NCAA tournament by beating the 15th seed Pacific Tigers 78-49.
The Hurricanes take their team name from a severe weather system that develops in the ocean. The University of the Pacific is named after an ocean. Can you guess what joke everyone made on Twitter?
HURRICANE TRACKER: The calm is over. Deadly back half of the storm is on shore. Already reports of significant damage to Pacific #CanesNCAA
-- Hurricane_Kerri_ (@Hurricane_Kerri) March 22, 2013
Nasty Hurricane hit Pacific today. Canes advance. Larkin and Co looking good. Nice for Fat Reg to show up
-- Ray Haines (@rhaines725) March 22, 2013
Breaking newsHurricane on the pacific lol
--Leonard T (@LTtwo) March 22, 2013
-- Paul Nobles (@dolfan_70) March 22, 2013
-- Stephen Stange (@sstange13) March 22, 2013
Did you guys hear? There is a Hurricane warning in the Pacific.
-- Crank Up The HEAT (@crankuptheheat) March 22, 2013
Good job, everyone! Here's hoping Florida Gulf Coast somehow has some crazy Cinderella run and we can do it all again in the Final Four.
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