Hurricanes Top Seahawks, 67-60
Nov. 20, 2009
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Malcolm Grant scored 18 points to lead Miami over UNC Wilmington, 67-60, as the Hurricanes advance to Sunday’s Charleston Classic title game.
The Hurricanes (4-0) led 62-58 with 29 seconds to play and forced two Seahawks’ turnovers to hold on and advance to the championship round versus South Carolina.
Trailing by 12 with 6:09 to play in the first half, Miami went on a 19-4 run and built a 27-26 lead at halftime.
James Dews added 17 points for Miami, while Cyrus McGowan finished with nine points, a game-high nine rebounds and a career-high five blocks. Dews and Grant were a combined to go 14 of 20 from the field.
Chad Tomko had 16 points for UNC-Wilmington (1-3), which was looking for its second upset in as many days after knocking off Penn State 80-69 in Thursday’s first round.
South Carolina defeated USF, 69-66, on Friday evening. Miami and South Carolina meet on Sun., Nov. 22, at 6 p.m. on ESPN2 in the Charleston Classic championship game.