No. 18 Virginia Falls to Miami 54-48 in OT
Box Score Feb. 20, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Devon Hall scored 15 points to lead the Cavaliers, but No. 18 Virginia fell to Miami in overtime Monday night, 54-48.
Bruce Brown scored 14 points to lead the Hurricanes (19-8, 9-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) to their third consecutive victory. Kamari Murphy and Dejan Vasiljevic added 10 points each.
Isaiah Wilkins added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Virginia (18-9, 8-7), including two free throws with four seconds left in regulation to tie it.
”It was there for the taking, and we didn’t,” Head Coach Tony Bennett said. ”It’s where we’re at. Our inexperience is showing.”
Bennett especially lamented that the Cavaliers couldn’t pull it out on a night they honored last year’s ACC player of the year and defensive player of the year Malcolm Brogdon, now with the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, by retiring his No. 15 jersey.
Miami thought it had won when Davon Reed hit a 3-pointer at the end of the second half, but a video review was used to determine he released the ball just after the buzzer.
A putback by Marial Shayok with 39 seconds left gave the Cavaliers a 48-47 lead, but Brown made his only 3-pointer of the game on the Hurricanes’ ensuing possession, and Miami sealed it at the free-throw line.
Miami returns home to face surging, 10th-ranked Duke on Saturday.
Virginia plays at North Carolina State on Saturday.