Thursday, March 10, 2011

Miami Starts The Madness

Durand Scott
MIAMI 69, VIRGINIA 62 OT – Well, it is March, so let the madness begin.

This time, it’s Cav coach Tony Bennett who might be considering going mad after his squad blew a ten point lead with 42 seconds remaining.  Missed free throws and turnovers plagued Virginia late.

The game has "Instant Classic" potential for Miami fans, but for Wahoo Nation it was an unmitigated disaster.

Malcolm Grant scored 16 points as Miami rallied to oust Virginia from Thursday’s first round of the ACC tournament.

Garrius Adams added 10 points for the ninth-seeded Hurricanes (19-13), who spent most of the second half struggling to make a shot before their frantic comeback forced the extra period. Once there, Grant hit three free throws while Adams had a crucial 3-pointer and Reggie Johnson added a pair of baskets to put Miami in control.

Mustapha Farrakhan
The Hurricanes advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals to play sixth-ranked and top-seeded North Carolina as they try to repeat last year’s surprising semifinal run as a No. 12 seed.

Mustapha Farrakhan had 14 points to lead the eighth-seeded Cavaliers (16-15), whose 20-2 run gave them a 50-39 lead with 2:12 left.

But Miami staged a rally as improbable as it was wild, particularly considering how poorly the Hurricanes had shot the ball through the second half.

Miami missed 17 of its first 19 shots in the second half and had just 12 points through the first 19 minutes before scoring the final 10 points in regulation. The Hurricanes then hit all five of their shots in the overtime.

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