While the first round was loads of fun, Auburn’s second-round showing on Sunday night against Miami in the NCAA Tournament was equally frustrating.

Auburn could not replicate the balanced scoring and highlight-reel dunks it registered in the first-round win over Jacksonville State on Friday. The scrappy Hurricanes were too much for the SEC regular season champs, and Miami prevailed 79-61 to advance to the Sweet 16 to play Iowa State in Chicago.

Auburn shot just 30 percent, and 19 percent from 3-point range in the loss. K.D. Johnson and Jaylin Williams paced 4 Auburn players in double figures with 12 points each.

Using a small-ball and lightning quick lineup, Miami’s speedy guards caused problems for Auburn early and forced 8 steals in the first half alone. Jabari Smith and Walker Kessler couldn’t find their rhythm, and finished with just 12 points combined.

The Tigers seemed off early, as Smith shot 20 percent from the field in the first half, the team overall hit just 20 percent from 3-point range, and Kessler dealt with early foul trouble and played just 4 minutes in the first half. Even after all that, it was a 1-point game at halftime. It helped that Miami cooled off after it started 6-for-9 shooting in the first 4 minutes, but then hit just 6 of its next 21, and Auburn gained a +8 edge in rebounds.

In the second half, Miami went up by 10 at the 12:00 mark for the first time in the game, as its secret sauce was fast break points and at one point had a 24-0 edge in that category.