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Massachusetts vs Miami (Fla.)

Miami 83, UMass 75


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Durand Scott scored 16 points to lead Miami to an 83-75 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday.

Scott scored all of his points on free throws as he finished 0-for-6 from the field but made 16-of-18 free throw attempts. Scott also had six assists and six rebounds.

The Hurricanes (5-2) overcame a Minutemen comeback and clinched the win on Kenny Kadji's slam dunk with 24 seconds remaining for an 81-74 lead.

Massachusetts had three attempts to cut a 79-74 deficit under two minutes but Sean Carter missed two free throws, Chaz Williams' running jumper fell off the rim and Kadji blocked Carter's short field goal attempt with 1:31 left.

Malcolm Grant scored 15 points and Shane Larkin finished with 14 points for the Hurricanes.

Williams scored 22 points to lead the Minutemen (6-3).

Williams converted four free throws and Raphiael Putney scored two free throws as The Minutemen rallied from a 73-64 deficit and cut the Miami lead to 73-70 with 4:29 left.

Williams' jumper with 2:36 left again cut the Miami lead to 77-74. Scott converted two free throws with 2:01 left and pushed the Hurricanes' advantage to 79-74.

Massachusetts rallied from its second 11-point deficit early in the second half with seven unanswered points. Carter's dunk with 11:59 remaining capped the run and got the Minutemen within 50-46.

Grant and Trey McKinney Jones scored five points each and Scott converted 5-of-6 free throws as Miami outscored Massachusetts, 17-1, and took the lead for good during a 7:56 stretch late in the first half. Grant's corner 3-pointer with 1:45 remaining capped the run and gave the Hurricanes a 39-26 lead.

The Minutemen's field goal scoring drought ended on Carter's dunk with 1:31 remaining. Massachusetts missed five field goal attempts and committed three turnovers during the Hurricanes' spurt.

Jesse Morgan's jumper with 39 seconds remaining cut Miami's lead to 41-31 at halftime.

The Hurricanes twice had seven-point leads in the opening four minutes of the first half but the Minutemen kept the deficit within two possessions.

Williams' second of consecutive 3-pointers gave Massachusetts a 25-22 lead with 8:41 left.

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Massachusetts Minutemen
T. Vinson, F261-43-46135
S. Carter, C294-84-781412
C. Williams, G396-177-844422
J. Farrell, G221-62-23235
F. Riley, G162-91-25016
J. Morgan244-90-022110
R. Putney193-62-24248
M. Esho151-31-23033
C. Lalanne102-40-06044
Totals 24-6620-2745122775
Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes
T. McKinney Jones, F324-90-083410
R. Akpejiori, F152-22-33046
D. Scott, G360-616-1866316
M. Grant, G345-142-422315
S. Larkin, G224-94-442314
K. Kadji254-71-37039
R. Brown192-62-22007
E. Swoope173-60-22136
Totals 24-5927-3640142383
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Saint Louis0-04-044
Geo. Wash.0-06-130
La Salle0-04-1126
Saint Joes0-04-199
Rhode Island0-03-2142
St. Bona.0-03-271
George Mason0-03-4215

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Miami (Fla.)0-05-124
N. Carolina0-05-122
Florida St.0-04-1160
Notre Dame0-04-172
Georgia Tech0-04-281
NC State0-04-2186
Va. Tech0-04-2284
Wake Forest0-04-284
Boston College0-03-2174
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PITT 61 Final
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Kansas 70
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