By MIKE McCURRY Miami went a long way toward solidifying an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Monday, rallying from nine points down to win at No. 18 Virginia, 54-48 in overtime.Freshman Bruce Brown scored a team-high 14 points, including a three-pointer that put Miami ahead for good with 23.8 seconds left in the extra session.
Making the Hurricanes’ win all the more impressive is that they were once again without Ja’Quan Newton, who was serving his third and final game of a suspension for a violation of team rules. Miami went 3-0 without Newton, the team’s second-leading scorer (15.0 PPG) and leader in assists (3.6), previously collecting wins over Georgia Tech and Clemson. Shortly after the victory, the junior point guard issued a contrite apology via his private Twitter account.
CANES in OT!Freshman Bruce Brown's only 3 of the game put @CanesHoops ahead of #18 UVA 🙌#MustSeeACC pic.twitter.com/nANgansqCJ — ACC Digital Network (@theACCDN) February 21, 2017
Locker room is lit. pic.twitter.com/8uN6NDQP1q— Canes Hoops (@CanesHoops) February 21, 2017