Friday, February 4, 2011

Thursday Night ACC Hoops

Reggie Johnson
MIAMI 59, GEORGIA TECH 57 – The Miami Hurricanes overcame a season-high 28 turnovers and snapped a four-game losing streak Thursday night by taking advantage of Georgia Tech’s poor shooting to win 59-57.

Miami built a 21-point lead with 13 1/2 minutes left, then held on despite making only two baskets the rest of the way.

Sophomore Glen Rice Jr. scored a career-high 28 points for the Yellow Jackets, who shot a season-worst 27 percent. Miami foiled Georgia Tech’s bid to force overtime when Iman Shumpert was called for charging with 9 seconds left. (Really?  A late game charge?  He must of flat out run  over the Miami guy ‘cause ACC refs don’t usually call that late in a game…)

The Hurricanes (13-9, 2-6 ACC) survived a tense finish after losing four consecutive games by a total of 11 points. The Yellow Jackets (10-11, 3-5) remained winless in seven road games this season and haven’t won an away game in the league since Jan. 16, 2010.

Reggie Johnson’s dunk with 13:37 left gave the Hurricanes their biggest advantage, 48-27. But Tech went to a full-court press that compounded the Hurricanes’ turnover trouble, and they made only one basket over the next 12 minutes.

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