NCAAB Game Recap - Missouri State at Miami (FL)
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:30 AM EST

Duke
87
Cal
52
F
TNSt
57
TxTch
72
F
SDSt
64
Ariz
71
F
Vill
98
MidTN
69
F
Xav
73
Tows
51
F
Tex
66
GTown
82
F
Ohio
53
Baylor
76
F
(N/A)
63
Hartfo
78
F
MOSt
70
Mia-FL
74
F
ChBap
58
AbCh
90
F
MisSt
80
Tul
66
F
Fla
70
StJos
62
F
LoyMa
78
AF
64
F
(N/A)
59
Kent
89
F
StAnd
69
UNCA
105
F
(N/A)
56
Alc
92
F
Duques
74
IndSt
71
F
(N/A)
44
NCC
68
F
(N/A)
44
UCRiv
76
F
(N/A)
58
StFNY
122
F
WCU
96
Jacksn
94
F(2OT)
(N/A)
50
Colg
89
F
Charl
55
App
64
F
NebOm
85
WaSt
77
F
NFla
68
Iowa
83
F
(N/A)
50
Hamp
93
F
Woff
55
SoFL
69
F
ArkPB
41
Pitt
66
F
YSU
60
Akr
82
F
AlaAM
51
Clem
87
F
Utah
57
CoCar
79
F
TNTec
61
Winth
58
F
MD-ES
64
Okla
91
F
UCIrv
58
TCU
59
F
CenMI
57
Minn
82
F
RobM
62
IL-C
72
F
Leh
58
Drake
74
F
How
63
Marsh
91
F
Toled
62
ND
64
F(OT)
Lamar
74
UtVal
68
F
ULLa
61
Wyo
69
F(OT)
NM
78
NMSt
77
F
WIGB
70
Wisc
88
F
Buff
68
UConn
79
F
W&M
50
Stan
81
F
Hof
88
UCLA
78
F

Nov 21, 2019, 11:30 AM EST

Final

1

2

T

Missouri State (2-3)

30

40

70

Miami (FL) (4-1)

38

36

74

Vasiljevic leads Miami to 74-70 win over Missouri State
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:13 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Dejan Vasiljevic had the situation he wanted - game on the line and the ball in his hands.

Vasiljevic had a career-high 25 points, including a pair of clinching foul shots with 1.2 seconds left, as Miami outlasted Missouri State to start the Charleston Classic on Thursday.

The Hurricanes had built an 18-point lead midway through the second half, yet needed Vasiljevic's free throws after the Bears rallied back to cut their deficit to 72-70 on Tyrik Dixon's basket with 1.8 seconds to go.

That's when Vasiljevic took the inbounds pass, got fouled and easily swished through his free throws to seal the game.

"I played for a long time, had a lot of big moments and made shots," said Vasiljevic, a senior. "It's gives confidence."

Miami is the lone two-time tournament champion and improved to 8-0 all-time at the eight-team event. They will face either Florida or St. Joseph's on Friday for a spot in Sunday's finals.

Missouri State (2-3) will face the Florida-St. Joseph's loser here Friday.

Vasiljevic helped Miami open an 18-point lead midway through the second half before Missouri State went on a 12-0 run to cut things to 64-56 with 7:31 to play.

But Kameron McGusty made a field goal and Vasiljevic finished a three-point play to extend Miami's lead and the Bears could not recover.

Vasiljevic surpassed his previous high of 22 points set last February in a win over Clemson.

McGusty added 19 points and Chris Lykes 11 for the Hurricanes.

Gaige Prim led Missouri State with 18 points, 14 in the second half. Tulio Da Silva had 12 points and a game-high 17 rebounds.

Vasiljevic had two of his four 3-pointers to start Miami's 22-13 run that closed the opening half. His first one put the Hurricanes ahead for good, 19-17, with 8:03 remaining and he followed with another long-range basket. McGusty had five points and Harlond Beverly four points in the stretch to send Miami into the break ahead 38-30.

BIG PICTURE

Missouri State: The Bears are in a difficult stretch they hope will lead to good things down the road. They fell to Xavier last Friday and after three games in Charleston will head to LSU.

Miami: The Hurricanes sure didn't have the killer instinct in this one with Missouri State going on a 24-10 run in the last 10 minutes to nearly steal the game. That won't fly once ACC play hits.

CLOSE LOSSES

Missouri State's three defeats have come by a total of eight points - and all came down to the wire. "We've just got a find a way" to change that, Bears coach Dana Ford said.

WIN STREAK

Miami coach Jim Larranaga didn't think there was any magic to his team playing in Charleston, where it won titles in 2009 and 2014. "The only game I care about in Charleston is the next one," he said.

UP NEXT

Missouri State will play either Florida or St. Joseph's on Friday

Miami will play either Florida or St. Joseph's on Friday.

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Leaders

Missouri State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Black 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Prim 18 0 2 3 0 2
Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Waardenburg 0 0 1 5 2 2
D. Gak 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

MOSt Mia-FL
Points For 70 74
Field Goals 28/65-43% 25/57-44%
Three Pointers 4/15-27% 9/22-41%
Free Throws 10/13-77% 15/17-88%
Offensive Rebounds 20 7
Defensive Rebounds 25 18
Rebounds 48 27
Blocks 2 4
Steals 2 6
Turnovers 16 9
Personal Fouls 16 18
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Mia-FL Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Thu Nov 21 MOSt 70 @ Mia-FL 74 J. Hall 2 I. Wong 5

Game Information

Stadium: TD Arena, Charleston, South Carolina
Attendance: 2,914
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