CORAL GABLES (AP) — Davon Reed scored 21 points and No. 12 Miami rebounded from a 25-point thrashing at North Carolina with a 64-61 victory over No. 3 Virginia on Monday night.
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.
Miami (22-5, 11-4) took over sole possession of second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hurricanes, Cavaliers (21-6, 10-5) and Louisville began Monday tied with identical conference records
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.
Brogdon scored 28 points and was the only double-figure scorer for the Cavaliers.
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.
The Cavaliers missed 11 of their first 15 shots while the Hurricanes misfired on four of their first 11.
Miami: The Hurricanes snapped a three-game losing streak against the Cavaliers
Virginia: Brogdon made his first eight shots of the second half before his late miss.
Miami hosts No. 11 Louisville on Saturday.
Virginia hosts No. 7 North Carolina on Saturday.
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