Freshman Powers Hurricanes To 63-58 Win Over Gophers.
Dec. 2, 2009
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -Freshman Durand Scott scored a season-high 20 points, including consecutive breakaway baskets in the final minute, and the Miami Hurricanes remained unbeaten by rallying past Minnesota 63-58 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday.
The Hurricanes (8-0) won their 15th consecutive non-conference regular season game. They’ve started a season with eight wins in a row four other times, most recently two years ago.
Minnesota (4-3) lost its third game in a row.
The lead changed hands five times in the second half before Dwayne Collins scored with 1:54 left to put Miami ahead for good, 55-53. Minnesota then committed three consecutive turnovers, and two led to easy baskets by Scott to put Miami up 61-53.