Fla Gulf Coast vs Miami (Fla.)

Miami 60, Florida Gulf Coast 50


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Malcolm Grant scored 21 points to lead Miami past Florida Gulf Coast 60-50 on Tuesday night.

Grant secured the win, converting 5 of 6 free throws in the final 1:21, as the Hurricanes (4-0) held off a comeback attempt from the Eagles (2-3).

Sherwood Brown's third 3-pointer with 1:26 remaining got Florida Gulf Coast within seven at 55-48.

After Grant converted two free throws with 1:21 left, Brown hit a driving jumper with 55 seconds remaining to cut the Miami lead to seven, 57-50.

Brown scored 19 points to lead Florida Gulf Coast.

The Eagles rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit with a 9-0 run in the first 4:16 of the second half. Sherwood Brown's 3-pointer with 15:44 left capped the run and put Florida Gulf Coast within nine, 42-33.

Following the 3, neither team scored until Miami finally got on the board on Erik Swoope's slam dunk with 13:06 remaining.

Miami broke open a close first half with a 23-6 run in the final 6 minutes. Grant keyed the spurt with 10 points, including two 3-pointers.

The Eagles entered the game shooting 43 percent from 3-point range but shot only 3-of-15 against Miami. Brown converted the three Florida Gulf Coast 3-pointers, all in the second half.

Shane Larkin the dribbled length of the court and hit a driving layup at the buzzer that gave the Hurricanes a 42-24 lead at halftime.

Eddie Murray scored consecutive baskets as the Eagles scored six unanswered points early in the first half and took a 10-6 lead with 13:53 remaining.

Dante Holmes' lay-up kept Florida Gulf Coast within one at 19-18 with 6:32 remaining before Hurricanes went on their late first half surge.

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Fla Gulf Coast
C. Fieler, F280-00-16100
K. Cantinol, C162-60-04034
S. Brown, G298-120-0110519
B. Thompson, G272-51-26135
B. Comer, G243-90-12416
C. Varidel230-42-23042
D. Holmes192-72-22026
E. Murray183-52-32048
F. Cvjeticanin160-10-00100
Totals 20-497-113772250
Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes
E. Swoope, F222-50-03044
K. Kadji, C232-62-25016
D. Scott, G352-81-25515
G. Adams, G322-81-24117
M. Grant, G325-147-1040121
S. Larkin282-63-36418
T. McKinney Jones223-93-45229
R. Akpejiori60-00-00010
Totals 18-5617-2336121260

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