LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Davon Reed’s 3-pointer gave Miami the lead in overtime and the No. 21 Hurricanes made three free throws in the last 15 seconds to beat Nebraska 77-72 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Tuesday night.READ MORE: CDC Study Finds Leaving Middle Seat Open On Airplanes Could Reduce COVID Exposure For Passengers
Angel Rodriguez scored 15 points, Sheldon McClellan had 14 and Anthony Lawrence added 13 for the Hurricanes (6-1), who shot a season-low 41 percent. Miami made 23 of 28 free throws and outscored the Huskers by 14 at the line.
Shavon Shields scored a season-high 28 points for the Cornhuskers (5-3). Andrew White III had 13 points and Glynn Watson Jr. added 11, including the tying 3-pointer with 18.9 seconds left in regulation.
Reed had missed all eight of his shots in regulation before making a 3 from the wing with 2:36 left in overtime to put Miami ahead 71-70. The lead was 3 points after Kamari Murphy followed with a dunk.
The Huskers, trying for their first win over a ranked nonconference opponent since 2007, used their 3-point shooting and Shields’ scoring to keep it close throughout. They made their first five 3-pointers, 6 of 9 in the first half and 9 of 18 for the game.
Shields scored nine straight points for the Huskers late in the first half, and they trailed 37-36 at the break.
But they had difficulty dealing with Miami’s size and kept sending the Hurricanes to the line.
Shields’ one-handed spinning shot in the lane with 4:08 left in regulation put Nebraska up 61-60, its first lead since the middle of the first half, and the Huskers were ahead 65-64 in the last minute after Andrew White III’s steal and layin.
Miami regained the lead on its next possession. Rodriguez nearly traveled before moving to his left on the right wing and lobbing the ball underneath to Kamari Murphy, who softly put it in. Rodriguez then swiped the ball from Jack McVeigh and went in for a layup to make it 68-65.READ MORE: Zoo Miami Helps Discover A Brand New Spider Species In Miami
Watson’s 3 tied it, and the game went to overtime after Rodriguez was well off the mark with his long shot at the buzzer.
Miami: Improved to 4-5 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and won for the first time in five road games in the event. … Miami is 2-4 all-time against Nebraska.
Nebraska: Jake Hammond, who had his first double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Tennessee on Saturday, was held scoreless with three rebounds in 22 minutes. … The game was a sellout, with attendance a season-high of 15,646.
Miami hosts Charlotte on Saturday.
Nebraska hosts Abilene Christian on Saturday.MORE NEWS: Second-Largest Solar Roof In South Florida Capable Of Providing 100% Of Energy Needs For Building
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