NCAAB Game Recap - Pittsburgh at Miami (FL)
Tue Mar 5, 2019 8:00 PM EST

IUPUI
56
WriSt
71
F
UNC
79
BC
66
F
Wake
70
Duke
71
F
IL-C
77
WIGB
82
F
MisSt
54
Tenn
71
F
USC-Up
52
ChaSo
71
F
KY
80
Miss
76
F
HolyC
79
Lafy
74
F
UNCA
59
Presb
106
F
LoyMD
63
Boston
71
F
Longw
71
Hamp
77
F
Nebras
76
MSU
91
F
Purd
69
Minn
73
F
Kansas
68
Okla
81
F
VaTec
64
FlaSt
73
F(OT)
Nev
90
AF
79
F
Buff
82
Ohio
79
F
Xav
66
Butl
71
F
Albany
73
Bingha
58
F
UMassL
57
Vermt
74
F
W MI
57
Toled
76
F
Kent
75
MiaO
66
F
Ball
61
E MI
68
F
SCar
71
TexAM
54
F
URI
86
StJos
85
F(OT)
Maine
53
UNH
60
F
Stony
68
Hartfo
63
F
NIU
89
CenMI
86
F
BGSU
67
Akr
91
F
VACom
71
GMas
36
F
SFA
58
AbCh
72
F
Pitt
63
Mia-FL
76
F
ECU
55
WichSt
72
F
UtSt
100
ColSt
96
F(OT)
Aub
66
Alab
60
F

Mar 5, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Pittsburgh (12-18)

31

32

63

Miami (FL) (13-16)

36

40

76

Lawrence scores 27 to help Miami beat Pittsburgh 76-63
Tue Mar 5, 2019 11:38 PM

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) After the best game of his career, Miami Hurricanes senior Anthony Lawrence said the moment he'll most remember occurred during pregame introductions.

"Walking out with my parents - I'm not that emotional, and I wasn't about to cry, but I felt it," he said.

Instead of tears, there were plenty of cheers for Lawrence and his teammates on senior night Tuesday. He scored a career-high 27 points to surpass the 1,000-point milestone and help Miami to a 76-63 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers, who lost their 13th game in a row.

Ebuka Izundu added 14 points and 14 rebounds before the small crowd, which included his mother, Ifeoma, visiting from her native Nigeria. It was the first time she had seen her son play a basketball game.

The Hurricanes (13-16, 5-12 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their fourth consecutive home game in their home finale.

"We weren't worried about seniors getting points or doing this or that," Lawrence said. "We just came out and played our game and executed very well."

Lawrence made 10 of 16 shots and added 11 rebounds and four assists in 39 minutes.

"Anthony was just sensational from start to finish," coach Jim Larranaga said. "He just did everything well."

Izundu started slowly but, with his mom watching, had 11 points in the second half.

"It was exciting for me," he said. "I was kind of nervous in the first half, but we got through it. We were just focused on getting a win and leaving on a good note."

The Panthers (12-18, 2-15) lost their 24th consecutive road game since 2017 and are assured of finishing alone in last place in the league.

Pittsburgh senior Jared Wilson-Frame tied a career high with six 3-pointers in 11 attempts to account for his 18 points.

"Boy, was he on fire," Larranaga said. "It seemed like he had 30."

The Hurricanes went ahead for good 2 1/2 minutes into the game and built their biggest lead of the first half at 24-13. Pittsburgh scored eight consecutive points to cut the deficit to 54-53, but got no closer.

"That's how a lot of our games have been," Pitt coach Jeff Capel said. "We've been right there. We haven't been mentally strong enough to make the necessary plays."

The Panthers committed 15 turnovers, which led to 20 Miami points.

MISSED CHANCES

Pitt's comeback bid was stymied by 2-for-10 free-throw shooting in the second half.

"That really cost us," Capel said. "Those are really deflating plays."

BIG PICTURE

Lawrence became the 39th member of Miami's 1,000-point club. He has 1,004 points.

Pitt lost to Miami for the sixth consecutive time.

SUCCESSFUL SENIORS

Larranaga said every senior to play for him at Miami has earned a degree, and that streak will remain intact. Lawrence and Izundu will graduate this spring, and senior Zach Johnson is working on his masters.

UP NEXT

The Hurricanes, who are 0-9 on the road, conclude their regular season Friday at No. 15 Virginia Tech.

"I want to get a road win, because we haven't gotten one all year," Lawrence said. "We're playing good right now. We've just got to keep it up."

Pitt finishes Saturday at home against Notre Dame.

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Leaders

Pittsburgh PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Wilson-Frame 18 0 1 4 0 0
K. Chukwuka 10 0 1 3 0 1
Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Waardenburg 0 0 2 1 0 0
W. Herenton 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Pitt Mia-FL
Points For 63 76
Field Goals 21/48-44% 27/63-43%
Three Pointers 9/25-36% 8/24-33%
Free Throws 12/23-52% 14/18-78%
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Defensive Rebounds 26 24
Rebounds 38 42
Blocks 1 0
Steals 4 8
Turnovers 15 9
Personal Fouls 19 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - Mia-FL Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Mar 5 Pitt 63 @ Mia-FL 76 T. Brown 1 A. Mack 2

Game Information

Stadium: Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida
Attendance: 6,373
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