Miami Loses By One In Hearbreaker
Nov 27, 2003
LAS VEGAS (AP) – James Gillingham’s two free throws with 16.3 secondsremaining lifted Bradley to a 83-82 come-from-behind victory over MiamiWednesday in the final day of the Las Vegas Tournament.
Gillingham connected on 16-of-18 from the line and had a game-high 29points.
Bradley finished the tournament with a 3-1 record but Rhode Island, also3-1, was crowned tournament champions on a point differential.
Bradley (3-1) trailed 71-61 with less than eight minutes to play, butrallied back thanks to the hot shooting of Gillingham and Phillip Gilbert.
Gilbert also finished with 29 points, including 11-of-19 from the field.
Miami (2-2) had a chance to win at the buzzer, but Robert Hite’s 10-footerrimmed in and out.
Gillingham scored nine points in the final two minutes of the first half,including 6-of-6 from the foul line, as the Braves went on a13-6 run to enterhalftime with a five-point lead, 44-39.
Miami scored 18 points in the opening four minutes of the second half totake what appeared to be a comfortable lead. Darius Rice made a pair of3-pointers to key the outburst.
Rice led the Hurricanes with 18 points, 16 in the second half, and Hitefinished with 17.