NCAAB Game Recap - Virginia at Miami (FL)
Wed Mar 4, 2020 9:00 PM EST

StFNY
58
RobM
59
F
TCU
66
Kansas
75
F
Bry
61
StFPA
87
F
MtStM
59
SacHr
61
F
Dayt
84
URI
57
F
FaDi
72
LIU
73
F
MorSt
67
TNSt
74
F(OT)
Wyo
80
ColSt
74
F
JacSt
61
E IL
67
F
SJSU
66
NM
79
F
FlaSt
73
ND
71
F
AF
77
Fres
70
F
Vill
79
Seton
77
F
GTown
76
Crei
91
F
TexAM
78
Aub
75
F
UVA
46
Mia-FL
44
F
NW
48
Wisc
63
F
Xav
74
Prov
80
F
TexSA
59
OlDom
84
F
N TX
43
Charl
56
F
FlAtl
82
Marsh
94
F
Tuls
61
Temp
51
F
SMU
58
UCF
61
F
Ford
63
GrgWas
52
F
StJon
55
Butl
77
F
LSU
90
Ark
99
F
Clem
58
VaTec
70
F
StJos
73
StBon
89
F
Niag
55
Sien
77
F
Manh
59
Rider
71
F
Fairf
45
Monm
69
F
Canis
85
Maris
69
F
UMass
75
LaSal
64
F
Quin
69
Iona
68
F
Minn
67
Ind
72
F
Fla
68
UGA
54
F
StLou
69
GMas
57
F
UTEP
60
MidTN
56
F
FlInt
73
LaTec
76
F
NOrl
73
NWSt
95
F
Rice
72
SoMis
57
F
HBU
88
InWor
76
F
SamH
60
TXAMC
71
F
CenAR
65
SeLA
69
F
McNee
56
Nich
80
F
KansSt
63
OkSt
69
F
Pitt
57
GaTec
73
F
Mizzu
67
Miss
75
F
CSNor
72
UCIrv
70
F

Mar 4, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

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(22) Virginia

24

22

46

Miami (FL)

23

21

44

No. 22 Virginia wins another close one, beating Miami 46-44
Thu Mar 5, 2020 12:02 AM

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) The Virginia Cavaliers won another close one. This time, they had help.

Kihei Clark made both ends of a one-and-one with eight seconds left to provide the winning margin and No. 22 Virginia beat Miami 46-44 on Wednesday night for its seventh victory in a row.

Clark was fouled near midcourt by freshman Harlond Beverly, and Miami coach Jim Larranaga blamed a miscommunication.

"A terrible way to end the game when you're in a position at the end to win it," Larranaga said.

The Cavaliers are accustomed to such down-to-the-wire escapes. Six victories during their winning streak have been by a total of 13 points.

"This team has found ways," coach Tony Bennett said. "It hasn't always been the most aesthetically pleasing. They've grinded out some tough victories."

Defending national champion Virginia (22-7, 14-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) remained a game behind league co-leaders Louisville and Florida State.

The Cavaliers haven't lost since Feb. 8 against Louisville, and the teams meet again Saturday in Charlottesville with the conference title in the balance.

Miami (14-15, 6-13) lost its third game in a row and is winless in seven games against ranked teams this season.

Larranaga took the blame for Beverly's costly, ill-advised foul. The coach said he was complaining to an official, shouting "Foul! Foul!" because he thought Virginia had committed a violation.

"I was yelling to the referee, and Harlond thought I meant for him to foul," Larranaga said. "One heck of a game, and then I messed it up at the end."

The Cavaliers' reaction to Miami's mistake?

"Fortuitous," center Jay Huff said. "I'm trying to come up with a good word for it. That's an SAT word.

"It wasn't exactly the prettiest win, but we'll take it."

Huff, a junior, tied a career high with 17 points - and they were the Cavaliers' first 17 points of the game. Mamadi Diakite had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Chris Lykes led Miami with 16 points but hurt his nose in a scrum with 12 minutes left and missed the rest of the game. X-rays were planned.

Keith Stone's 3-pointer for Miami with 2:16 to go made it 44-all. The Hurricanes then committed a turnover and missed two shots before Clark's free throws.

Miami's DJ Vasiljevic missed a runner from 10 feet with one second left. The Cavaliers won even though they missed their final six shots and went without a field goal for the final 4:46.

SLOW START

The score was 9-9 after 13 minutes before the offensive pace picked up - somewhat, at least

The Cavaliers shot 37 percent but won while scoring less than 50 points for the fourth time this season, and held an opponent under 50 for the 12th time.

ONE ON ONE

The first half was a two-man show. Huff was the only Cavaliers player to score in the first 16:42. Lykes scored 14 points in the opening half, including a buzzer-beater to cut Virginia's lead to 24-23 at halftime.

BIG PICTURE

The Cavaliers, ranked for the first time since early January, helped their chances of remaining in the Top 25 next week.

The Hurricanes have lost 17 games in a row against ranked teams. Their most recent win came in February 2018 at No. 9 North Carolina.

UP NEXT

Virginia: The Cavaliers play at home Saturday against No. 10 Louisville, which won 80-73 when the teams met on Feb. 8.

"We're excited to finish out the season on a win, hopefully," Huff said.

Miami: The Hurricanes conclude the regular season Saturday at home against Syracuse. The Orange have won three of the past four meetings.

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Leaders

Virginia PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
F. Caffaro 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Woldetensae 0 0 2 2 1 1
Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Wong 0 0 0 3 0 1
K. McGusty 0 0 0 2 0 0

Team Comparison

UVA Mia-FL
Points For 46 44
Field Goals 18/49-37% 18/51-35%
Three Pointers 5/15-33% 6/25-24%
Free Throws 5/6-83% 2/2-100%
Offensive Rebounds 7 6
Defensive Rebounds 26 24
Rebounds 35 31
Blocks 3 5
Steals 5 5
Turnovers 13 12
Personal Fouls 11 9
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - UVA Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Mar 4 UVA 46 @ Mia-FL 44 K. Stattmann 3 S. Waardenburg 2

Game Information

Stadium: Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida
Attendance: 5,318
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