• My Scores
  • NHL
  • NFL
  • NBA
  • NCAA BB
  • Golf

Miami (Fla.) vs George Washington

George Washington beats Miami 71-63 in OT

By KYLE GLASER
Associated Press
  •  

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) Joe McDonald hit a game-tying layup with three seconds remaining to help George Washington avoid a monumental collapse, and the Colonials beat Miami 71-63 in overtime in the opening game of the Wooden Legacy on Thursday morning.

McDonald's clutch layup tied the game at 59 after George Washington (5-0) had blown a late double-digit lead, and the Colonials opened the extra period on a 12-2 run to secure the win and extend their best start to a season in four years.

Nemanja Mikic scored a team-high 16 points off the bench and Isaiah Armwood had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead GW, which was up 47-35 with 10:47 remaining but couldn't hold it. Maurice Creek (15 points), Kethan Savage (11) and McDonald (10) also reached double-figures for the Colonials.

Garrius Adams scored a game-high 17 points for the Hurricanes (3-3), including 15 in the second half. Rion Brown added 16 points and nine rebounds and James Kelly scored 11 points off the bench

A series of big runs had staked GW to its 12-point lead with just over 10 minutes left, but Adams and the `Canes stormed back to take a 59-57 lead with a minute remaining.

Adams, a graduate guard, poured in 15 points in a 10-minute stretch to lead Miami on a 22-8 run, and it took its first lead of the second half when Brown nailed a pair of free throws to give the Hurricanes a 57-55 lead with 2:43 remaining, which they extended to 59-56 with just over a minute left.

But Miami couldn't score on any of its final three possessions, and a Creek free throw and McDonald's late layup sent it to OT.

McDonald fired the opening salvo in the extra period, nailing a 3-pointer from the left elbow to give GW the lead back. Armwood followed with an emphatic dunk, and a 3-pointer by Creek as the shot clock expired sunk Miami for good.

The Colonials shot 47.5 percent from the field, including 50 percent from 3-point range, compared to 36.2 percent shooting for Miami.

The Colonials closed the first half on a 7-2 run to take a 27-26 lead at halftime, and then opened the second half on a 20-9 run give them that 47-35 lead.

George Washington's victory extended a pair of short winning streaks. The Colonials are now 3-0 all-time against Miami, beating them in 1971 and 1991 in addition to Thursday, and GW coach Mike Lonergan is now 3-0 all-time against Miami coach Jim Larranaga. As the head coach at Vermont, Lonergan defeated Larranaga's George Mason teams in 2007 and 2008.

Copyright 2015 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
Scoreboard
Miami (Fla.) (3-3)2633463
George Washington (5-0) «27321271

Related Video

January 25, 2015
Coach K has 1K (1:32)
January 25, 2015
Indiana at 23 Ohio State highlights
(1:20)
January 25, 2015
Ohio State's Russell on big win over Indiana
(2:06)
January 25, 2015
Jae'Sean Tate puts a stamp on OSU's win over Indiana
(0:30)
 

CBSSports.com Shop

Mens Ohio State Buckeyes Nike Black 2014 College Football Playoff National Champions Locker Room T-Shirt

Ohio State Buckeyes National Champs
Get your Locker Room Gear
Shop Now

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Virginia7-019-03
Notre Dame7-119-236
N. Carolina6-116-411
Syracuse5-214-668
Duke4-217-27
Louisville4-216-319
Miami (Fla.)4-214-538
N.C. State4-413-845
Pittsburgh3-413-777
Clemson3-411-897
Florida St.2-510-10137
Boston College1-59-9120
Wake Forest1-69-11146
Va. Tech0-68-11211
Georgia Tech0-79-10103

Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
VCU6-016-34
Dayton6-116-328
Geo. Wash.6-116-453
Davidson5-214-439
Rhode Island5-213-564
St. Bona.4-311-7160
Richmond3-310-983
UMass3-310-971
La Salle2-410-9107
Saint Joes2-48-10179
Saint Louis1-59-10195
George Mason1-56-12185
Duquesne1-66-12243
Fordham0-65-12248
 
Other games
PUR 87 Final
OKST 97
KAN 87 Final
WAKE 78
MU 86 Final
CSF 66
MEMP 87 Final
SIEN 60
XAV 74 Final
IOWA 77
UCLA 105 Final
NEV 84
CREI 88 Final
AZST 60