ATLANTA (CBSMiami/AP) — The road has not been kind to the Miami Hurricanes but that changed on Sunday.
Sheldon McClellan scored 22 points and Ja’Quan Newton hit a huge 3-pointer to lead No. 17 Miami to its fifth win in six games, 75-68 over Georgia Tech.
In a game that was tight all the way, the Hurricanes (18-4, 7-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) were clinging to a 63-60 lead with the shot clock running down when Newton hurled up a desperation shot from the corner with 1:49 remaining.
Nothing but net.
Georgia Tech (12-11, 2-8) lost another tight one in the ACC, keeping the heat on embattled coach Brian Gregory.
All eight of its conference defeats have been by less than 10 points, little consolation to a program that has struggled throughout Gregory’s five-year tenure.
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 19 points to lead the Yellow Jackets before a sparse crown at McCamish Pavilion.
Miami made nine straight free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.
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