Canes Can't Overcome Wildcats
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Randy Foye had 21 points, eight rebounds and sevenassists, and Villanova withstood a late rally to beat Miami 76-69 Sunday.
The Hurricanes (13-6, 3-2 Big East) trailed by 12 points in second half, buttrimmed the lead to 68-65 on Guillermo Diaz’s jumper with 54.2 secondsremaining.
Foye then hit a pair of free throws, and Diaz missed a 3-pointer thatallowed the Wildcats (11-6, 3-2) to hold on.
Foye scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half. Curtis Sumpter, benchedto start the game for violating team rules, added 16 points and nine rebounds.
Villanova outrebounded Miami 43-28, an advantage that helped it overcome 23turnovers.
Villanova used a 15-4 run early in the second half to take a 50-42 lead.
The Wildcats made it 56-46 on Andreas Bloch’s jumper, but Miami mounted a6-0 run to pull within 56-51 with 8:26 left to play.
But Foye converted a three-point play to ignite the Wildcats, who thenpulled ahead 63-51.
Rice scored seven of the game’s next eight points, and the Hurricanescontinued to chip away at the lead until Villanova pulled away in the closingseconds.