Massachusetts 75

(6-3, 1-1 away)

Miami (FL) 83

(5-2, 5-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

    1:00 PM ET, December 3, 2011

    BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Florida

    1 2 T
    UMASS 31 4475
    MIA 41 4283

    Top Performers

    Massachusetts: C. Williams 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

    Miami (FL): D. Scott 16 Pts, 6 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

    Miami 83, UMass 75

    Associated Press

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Durand Scott scored 16 points to lead Miami to an 83-75 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday.

    Scott scored all of his points on free throws as he finished 0-for-6 from the field but made 16-of-18 free throw attempts. Scott also had six assists and six rebounds.

    The Hurricanes (5-2) overcame a Minutemen comeback and clinched the win on Kenny Kadji's slam dunk with 24 seconds remaining for an 81-74 lead.

    Massachusetts had three attempts to cut a 79-74 deficit under two minutes but Sean Carter missed two free throws, Chaz Williams' running jumper fell off the rim and Kadji blocked Carter's short field goal attempt with 1:31 left.

    Malcolm Grant scored 15 points and Shane Larkin finished with 14 points for the Hurricanes.

    Williams scored 22 points to lead the Minutemen (6-3).

    Williams converted four free throws and Raphiael Putney scored two free throws as The Minutemen rallied from a 73-64 deficit and cut the Miami lead to 73-70 with 4:29 left.

    Williams' jumper with 2:36 left again cut the Miami lead to 77-74. Scott converted two free throws with 2:01 left and pushed the Hurricanes' advantage to 79-74.

    Massachusetts rallied from its second 11-point deficit early in the second half with seven unanswered points. Carter's dunk with 11:59 remaining capped the run and got the Minutemen within 50-46.

    Grant and Trey McKinney Jones scored five points each and Scott converted 5-of-6 free throws as Miami outscored Massachusetts, 17-1, and took the lead for good during a 7:56 stretch late in the first half. Grant's corner 3-pointer with 1:45 remaining capped the run and gave the Hurricanes a 39-26 lead.

    The Minutemen's field goal scoring drought ended on Carter's dunk with 1:31 remaining. Massachusetts missed five field goal attempts and committed three turnovers during the Hurricanes' spurt.

    Jesse Morgan's jumper with 39 seconds remaining cut Miami's lead to 41-31 at halftime.

    The Hurricanes twice had seven-point leads in the opening four minutes of the first half but the Minutemen kept the deficit within two possessions.

    Williams' second of consecutive 3-pointers gave Massachusetts a 25-22 lead with 8:41 left.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 75 83
    FG Made-Attempted 24-66 (.364) 24-59 (.407)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-24 (.292) 8-17 (.471)
    FT Made-Attempted 20-27 (.741) 27-36 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 27 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 13

    2011-12 Season

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