Hurricanes Rally Past West Virginia, 79-76

Dec. 4, 2010

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Malcolm Grant sparked a comeback Saturday by the Miami Hurricanes, who overcame a 13-point deficit with less than 13 minutes left and beat West Virginia 79-76.

The Mountaineers led 54-41 before Miami rallied. Grant’s three-point play cut the deficit to one, and he then sank a 3-pointer that gave the Hurricanes their first lead of the second half, 66-64.

Reggie Johnson’s layup put the Hurricanes ahead to stay, 68-66, and they sealed the victory by making four free throws in the final 10 seconds. Grant finished with 26 points to help the Hurricanes (6-2) win their fourth game in a row.

West Virginia (5-2), which lost only seven times last season and reached the Final Four, has been beaten twice in the past four games. The Mountaineers fell to 77-4 under coach Bob Huggins when they take a lead of at least 10 points.