Hinson’s tip caps rally, Pitt surges previous No. 20 Miami 71-68
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Blake Hinson tipped in a Jamarius Burton miss with 31 seconds remaining and Pittsburgh rallied previous No. 20 Miami 71-68 on Saturday.
The Panthers (15-7, 8-3 ACC) held the Hurricanes (16-5, 7-4) scoreless over the ultimate 2:26 whereas closing on an 11-0 run to beat a ranked workforce for the third time this season to bolster its more and more spectacular NCAA event resume.
Hinson completed with 21 factors for Pitt. Burton had 19 factors, 10 rebounds and 7 assists because the Panthers surprised Miami in entrance of a uncommon sell-out crowd on the Petersen Occasions Heart.
Jordan Miller led the Hurricanes with 18 factors. Isaiah Wong added 14 however Miami dedicated three of its 12 turnovers within the remaining 35 seconds because the Panthers stormed again.
Burton stripped Wong with 35 seconds left and raced downcourt. His layup bounced out however Hinson adopted to provide the Panthers their first lead for the reason that center of the primary half.
Wong tried to again Burton down within the lane however Burton wrested the ball free. Pitt turned it over on the following inbounds however Miami’s Wooga Poplar gave it away. Greg Elliott made two free throws on the different finish with 2.5 seconds to go and the Panthers had the newest and maybe very unlikely in a collection of NCAA event resume constructing wins.
The Hurricanes used a 20-5 surge in the midst of the primary half to take management. Miami’s half-court entice disrupted the Panthers, who wanted a 30-foot heave from Hinson simply earlier than the halftime buzzer to attract with 33-28 and provides them a wanted increase.
Miami: The skilled Hurricanes appeared firmly in management for lengthy stretches however their incapacity to execute within the remaining seconds was stunning for a workforce that reached the Elite Eight final season.
Pittsburgh: On a day this system honored the 2003 workforce that gained the college’s first Large East championship, the present Panthers borrowed a web page from that storied group’s e book and used suffocating protection down the stretch to win.
Miami: Hosts Virginia Tech on Tuesday.
Pittsburgh: Visits North Carolina on Wednesday. The Panthers beat the Tar Heels at dwelling on Dec. 30.
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