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Grant Scores 21 in Canes' 64-61 OT Loss at Ole Miss

Grant Scores 21 in Canes' 64-61 OT Loss at Ole Miss

Nov. 25, 2011

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Dundrecous Nelson scored 17 points, while Murphy Holloway added 13 points and a game-high 17 rebounds Friday night as Mississippi defeated Miami 64-61 in overtime.

The Rebels (5-1) took the lead for good, 60-58, on a dunk by Holloway with 3:06 left in overtime and survived potential game-winning and game-tying shots by Malcolm Grant at the end of regulation and in overtime.

Jarvis Summers had 13 points and Terrance Henry added 12 for Ole Miss. The Rebels played without starting forward Reginald Buckner, who sat out due to a knee injury suffered in practice Thursday. He is expected to return in December.

Ole Miss raced to a 17-0 lead in the opening 8 minutes and led 46-41 with 8 minutes left in regulation before Miami rallied to force overtime.

Grant led the Hurricanes (4-1) with 22 points, including 6 of 12 from 3-point range. Grant’s final 3-point shot pulled Miami within 62-61 with 21 seconds remaining in overtime.

  1st 2nd OT F
Miami 25 29 7 61
Ole Miss 29 25 10 64

Team Stat Comparison
  Miami Ole Miss
FG 36.7 38.0
3FG 34.6 33.3
FT 61.5 63.3
Rebounds 37 39
Turnovers 16 16

Miami Stat Leaders Ole Miss
Grant 22 Points 17 Nelson
McKinney Jones 9 Rebounds 17 Holloway
4 Assists 3 Summers
Larkin 6 Steals 3 Nelson
Grant 6 3pt 4 Nelson

Ole Miss followed Grant’s 3 with a pair of free throws from Summers with 20 seconds left to build the 64-61 cushion.

Durand Scott added 13 points and Trey McKinney 12 for Miami.

Scott had his final shot blocked by Nelson and Grant recovered the ball outside the 3-point line, but was forced to rush an unsuccessful 3 at the buzzer.

Miami, which trailed 29-25 at halftime, finished 22 of 60 (36.7 percent) from the field. Ole Miss was 19 of 50 (38 percent) from the field.

The Hurricanes were 8 of 13 (61.5 percent) from the free-throw line, while the Rebels finished 19 of 30 (63.3 percent) from the stripe.

In overtime, Ole Miss converted 8 of 10 free-throw opportunities, including five from Summers. Miami managed only 2 of 4 in the extra frame, both from Scott.

The win was the first at home for Ole Miss over an ACC opponent and marked its first win over an ACC team since a March 2008 quarterfinal win in the National Invitational Tournament at Virginia Tech.

Game Notes
– Coach Jim Larranaga continued with the same starting lineup for the fourth-straight game – Malcolm Grant, Durand Scott, Garrius Adams, Erik Swoope and Kenny Kadji.  To start the second half, Trey McKinney Jones took Kadji’s spot in the lineup.
– Miami started the game down 17-0, but came back to take the lead 25-24 with a minute and a half left in the first period.
– Grant hit a three, his fourth of the night, to tie the game at 46 apiece with a little more than seven minutes remaining in the game. The next trip down, he hit another long ball to take the three-point lead.
– The contest was the first overtime game for the Canes this season. Miami won both overtime games last year, 69-62 vs. Virginia in the ACC Tournament and 70-68 over Virginia in the regular season.
– The Canes battled back from the 17-point deficit by outscoring the Rebels 61-47 in the final 33 minutes after not hitting a bucket the first seven minutes of the game.
Durand Scott got back to double-digit scoring with 13 points after only scoring five points against FGCU. Scott has scored in double digits 16 of his last 18 games.
Malcolm Grant has scored in double digits for the fifth-straight game this season, the only player on the team to notch at least 10 points in each game. Grant has had back-to-back 20-point nights with 21 against FGCU and 22 against Ole Miss.
Trey McKinney Jones tied his season high with 12 points against the Rebels. His previous 12-point night was in the opener against Tennessee Tech. He also grabbed nine rebounds, a season high.
– The Hurricanes have made a three-point basket in 316-straight games and have made at least one trey in 773 of 776 games since the NCAA adopted the three-point shot in 1986. The only three times Miami failed to hit a three-pointer was against Indiana on Dec. 15, 2001 (0-13), versus St. John’s on Mar. 5, 2000 (0-13) and against Howard on Dec. 6, 1991 (0-15). The Hurricanes are 2-1 all-time when failing to hit a trey.
Malcolm Grant has made a three-pointer in 28-straight games dating back to the Dec. 30, 2009 outing against Pepperdine.