National Basketball Association
Miami - Florida 69, Virginia 62
When: 12:00 PM ET, Thursday, March 10, 2011
Where: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Officials: # Mike Eades, # Bernard Clinton, # Jamie Luckie
Attendance: 23381

Virginia blew a 10-point lead in the final 42 seconds of regulation and fell in overtime to Miami, 69-62, in Thursday’s ACC tournament first-round game at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The eighth-seeded Cavaliers (16-15) enjoyed their biggest lead of the game at 50-39 with 2:39 remaining and appeared to have all the answers for the ninth-seeded Hurricanes. But a slew of turnovers, missed free throws and questionable decisions opened the door for the stunning defeat.

Miami (19-13), which will face top-seeded North Carolina on Friday, scored 10 consecutive points within the final 29 seconds of regulation to force overtime.

Junior guard Malcolm Grant had 16 points to pace the Hurricanes, who have now won their tournament first-round games in five of the past six years.

Mustapha Farrakhan had 14 points to lead the Cavs, while Sammy Zeglinski added 13 in the loss.

Virginia struggled at the free throw line late in the game, allowing Miami to pull within 53-51 with 19 seconds left.

Durand Scott got a steal off of a Virginia inbounds play and scored with 13 seconds left to even the game at 53 apiece.
Top Game Performances
Miami - Florida   Virginia
Malcolm Grant 16 Scoring Mustapha Farrakhan 14
Malcolm Grant 7 Assists Joe Harris 3
Reggie Johnson 6 Rebounds Assane Sene 9
Malcolm Grant 5 Free Throws Made Mustapha Farrakhan 3
Garrius Adams 1 Steals Joe Harris 4
Reggie Johnson 3 Blocks Mustapha Farrakhan 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Miami - Florida 69 39.1 10-29 9-20 11 39 6 4
Virginia 62 40.0 6-15 8-16 9 35 4 8