CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Quincy Ford made a jumper at the buzzer, sending Northeastern to a 78-77 victory over No. 15 Miami on Friday.READ MORE: There's Been An Increase In Phishing Scams During Pandemic
It was Northeastern’s first win against a Top 25 team since an 86-84 victory over Louisville in 1986. The Huskies (5-1) blew a four-point lead in the final 34 seconds before Ford connected for the winning basket and the last two of his 24 points.
Davon Reed scored 19 points for Miami (5-1), and Sheldon McLellan finished with 18 points.
Reed’s corner 3-pointer with 21 seconds left trimmed Northeastern’s lead to 76-75. Zach Stahl then threw the inbounds pass away, setting up McLellan’s go-ahead jumper with 18 seconds to go.
But Ford rescued the Wildcats, who were coming off a 67-61 loss at Miami (Ohio) on Sunday. The redshirt senior was 9 for 17 from the field, and David Walker added 21 points.
The Huskies used a 13-2 run to erased a seven-point deficit in the second half. Jeremy Miller had a four-point play and Walker’s layup with 57 seconds remaining gave Northeastern a 74-72 lead.
After McClellan’s 3-pointer bounced off the rim, Walker made two free throws with 34 seconds left.READ MORE: Year Old Endangered Florida Panther Struck, Killed By Vehicle
Miami trailed until Angel Rodriguez’s corner 3-pointer with 7:48 remaining in regulation gave the Hurricanes a 58-56 lead. A 3-pointer from Jaquan Newton with 6:29 left increasedMiami’s advantage to 63-59.
Rodriguez scored five unanswered points on a 3-pointer and layup off a steal to help the Hurricanes open a 70-63 lead with 4:23 remaining.
Ford was 5 for 10 from 3-point range, leading a strong effort from beyond the arc for the Huskies. Northeastern made 12 of its 22 3-point attempts.
Northeastern: The Huskies faced their first AP Top 25 opponent in a regular-season game since Connecticut on Dec. 6, 2006.
Miami: For the first time in school history, the season ticket allotment is sold out. Miamisold 5,500 season tickets, and the remaining tickets for regular-season games at the 7,972-seat Bank United Center will be distributed to students and university staff.MORE NEWS: COVID In Florida: 1,613 New Cases, 35 Deaths Reported On Monday
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