Monday's roundup: Miami too much for Virginia
Coral Gables, Fla. — Miami shook off any lingering effects from its most lopsided loss of the season.
Davon Reed scored 21 points and the 12th-ranked Hurricanes rebounded from a 25-point thrashing at North Carolina with a 64-61 victory over No. 3 Virginia on Monday night.
“Among the captains we said we can’t feel sorry for ourselves,” Reed said. “That game hurt but it’s in the past.”
Reed’s two free throws with 3.9 seconds remaining increased Miami’s lead to its final margin.
London Perrantes’ game-tying attempt from 40 feet at the buzzer bounced off the backboard for Virginia.
“We needed to be the aggressors from start to finish tonight and we were,” said Reed, who shot 6 of 8 from the field including 5 of 6 on 3-point attempts. “We knew what was at stake and we responded.”
Miami (22-5, 11-4) took over sole possession of second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes, Cavaliers (21-6, 11-5) and Louisville began Monday tied with identical conference records.
“We got knocked down big time on Saturday and you’ve got to get back up and fight to show what you’re made of,” Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. “I thought we did that tonight against an outstanding Virginia team.”
Virginia rallied from an eight-point deficit with seven straight points behind Malcolm Brogdon’s jumper and 3-pointer and Perrantes’ layup with 1:22 remaining that got the Cavaliers within 60-59.
Tonye Jekiri converted one of two free throws with 36 seconds left to make it 61-59. Brogdon’s 3-point attempt with 23 seconds left bounced off the rim.
“It was decent, it wasn’t great,” Brogdon said of his attempt. “It was a little off the dribble. I got it off but it didn’t go in.”
Brogdon tied a career high with 28 points and was the only double figure scorer for the Cavaliers. He shot 12 of 18 from the field and was 4 of 7 from beyond the arc.
“We fought hard in the second half, got on the offensive glass, played pretty spirited,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “I thought in the first half we were out on the edge with our transition defense. We were on our heels and they were really attacking.”
The Cavaliers overcame a 10-point deficit early in the second half and outscored Miami 19-8 over a 7:16 stretch. Brogdon hit three jumpers during the spurt and Mike Tobey’s layup with 9:36 left gave Virginia its first lead, 48-47, since 5:29 remaining in the first half.
Reed hit consecutive 3-pointers early in the second half as Miami increased a five-point halftime lead to 39-29.
Virginia’s Isaiah Wilkins took a knee to the head with 4:51 remaining in the second half and stayed on the court while treated by the training staff. A dazed Wilkins eventually reached his feet and was escorted to the bench.
“He got hit, he had a headache,” Bennett said. “Hopefully he’ll be OK. We need his defensive prowess.”
The Cavaliers missed 11 of their first 15 shots while the Hurricanes misfired on four of their first 11.
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(At) No. 14 West Virginia 97, No. 17 Iowa State 87: Jaysean Paige scored a career-high 34 points as the Mountaineers (21-7, 10-5 Big 12) avoided their first three-game losing streak in two years and swept the regular-season series from the Cyclones (19-9, 8-7).
Tarik Phillip added a career-high 22 points for West Virginia while Devin Williams had 13 points and nine rebounds.
The Mountaineers let an 11-point first-half lead slip away early in the second half before Paige and Phillip carried them down the stretch.
Abdel Nader scored 23 points to lead six Iowa State players in double figures.
No. 25 Texas 71, (at) Kansas State 70: Isaiah Taylor scored 19, including a 3-pointer to all but ice the game with less than a minute to play for Texas (18-11, 9-6 Big 12).
Javan Felix had 11 of his 13 points in the first half and Eric Davis Jr. (Saginaw) scored 10 for Texas.
Kansas State (15-13, 4-11) was forced to play catch-up during the second half after falling behind by as many as eight points.
When the Wildcats cut the Longhorns lead to as 66-65 with 1:03 to play, Taylor stepped back and hit a 3-pointer with a defender in his face. Dean Wade later missed a possible winning 3-pointer, as the Longhorns escaped with a key victory.
Justin Edwards had 20 points and eight rebounds for Kansas State, while D.J. Johnson scored 16 and Wesley Iwundu 12.