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Florida State forward Malik Osborne (10) shoots the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

No. 9 Florida State rallies past Miami in OT, 83-79

Jan. 18, 2020 4:52 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton admits he was worried when his team trailed Miami by nine points with five minutes to go Saturday. His players: not so much. “We hated to put that stress on coach,” M.J. Walker said. “But it’s the ACC. I love...

Florida State forward Malik Osborne (10) shoots the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

No. 9 Florida State rallies past Miami in OT, 83-79

Jan. 18, 2020 3:50 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The No. 9-ranked Florida State Seminoles forced 24 turnovers, including three in a row in overtime, and rallied from a nine-point deficit in the final 4:33 of regulation Saturday to earn their ninth consecutive victory by beating Miami 83-79. Sophomore Devin Vassell set a career...

Miami head coach Jim Larranaga directs his players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Shorthanded Miami Hurricanes brace for No. 9 Florida State

Jan. 17, 2020 4:37 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes guard DJ Vasiljevic had averaged 39 minutes over the previous four games when he asked coach Jim Larranaga this week for a lighter workload. “He said, ‘Coach, you’re going to need to find some time to get me rest so I can get my legs...

North Carolina State forward D.J. Funderburk, center, is congratulated by guard C.J. Bryce (13) and guard Braxton Beverly (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Funderburk leads NC State past Miami 80-63; Bryce returns

Jan. 15, 2020 10:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — D.J. Funderburk is developing into a consistent scoring threat inside for North Carolina State. It's a good timing, too, with the Wolfpack getting season-leading scorer C.J. Bryce back from injury to hopefully go on a run in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Funderburk had 19 points to...

Miami guard Chris Lykes, left, goes to the basket as Pittsburgh forward Eric Hamilton, center, and guard Justin Champagnie, right, defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami won 66-58. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Hurricanes withstand late rally by Pittsburgh to win 66-58

Jan. 12, 2020 9:40 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes squandered a lead of 16-0, so they built an even bigger one — and nearly blew that. Kameron McGusty scored 19 points and freshman Harlond Beverly came to the rescue off the bench as Miami withstood a late rally by streaky Pittsburgh and won 66-58 Sunday...

Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0) shoots between Miami guard Chris Lykes (0) and forward Sam Waardenburg (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Louisville won 74-58. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

No. 13 Louisville pulls away from Miami 74-58

Jan. 7, 2020 11:00 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville looked like it would cruise past Miami but ended up having to work hard in the closing minutes. The end result was good enough for the 13th-ranked Cardinals. Jordan Nwora scored 19 points including a critical layup with 5:21 remaining, and Darius Perry and Ryan McMahon...

Duke guard Cassius Stanley (2) dunks the ball against Miami forward Sam Waardenburg (21) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Carey scores 24 to lead No. 2 Duke past Miami 95-62

Jan. 4, 2020 11:21 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The backboard was still shaking when Vernon Carey Jr. reached the other end of the court after his thunderous dunk in garbage time punctuated Duke's latest rout. Carey rocked his hometown Saturday night, scoring 24 points in 25 minutes, and the second-ranked Blue Devils shot a...

Lykes leads Miami to 73-68 overtime win at Clemson

Dec. 31, 2019 7:20 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — DJ Vasiljevic wouldn't let an off night shake his confidence, not with the game in the balance for Miami. Vasiljevic hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 59 seconds to go in overtime as the Hurricanes rallied from 10-points down to win its fifth straight with a 73-68 victory over Clemson...

McGusty's career-high 28 leads Miami past Coppin St. 91-60

Dec. 21, 2019 6:20 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The dress rehearsals are over. Miami junior guard Kameron McGusty scored 22 of his career-high 28 points in the second half to lead the Miami Hurricanes to a wire-to-wire 91-60 victory over Coppin State Saturday afternoon at the Watsco Center. The Hurricanes (8-3) have won four...

Miami's Chris Lykes (0) attempts a layup against Temple's Jake Forrester during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Barclays Center, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)

Lykes late free throws lifts Miami over Temple

Dec. 18, 2019 12:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — This was not survive and advance. This was just survive. And when it was over, Miami coach Jim Larranaga could appreciate what he and his team went through. “Just a heck of a college basketball game,” Larranaga said after Chris Lykes made two free throws in the final four...