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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Durand Scott scored a career-high 32 points to help No. 9 Miami beat North Carolina State 81-71 on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament semifinals, earning its first trip to the championship game.
Shane Larkin added 23 for the top-seeded Hurricanes (26-6), who led the entire way and by 19 points late in the first half. Miami shot 46 percent behind Scott, a senior guard who went 12-for-18 from the field and 5-for-8 from 3-point range.
Scott also had a couple of big shots that shut down comeback bids from the fifth-seeded Wolfpack (24-10), who got as close as six after halftime but couldn't dig out of that big hole.
Miami also controlled the boards to score 18 second-chance points to go with 15 points off turnovers.
Now the Hurricanes can turn their attention to adding a tournament title to go with their first regular-season crown in Sunday's final.
Miami will face the winner of the later semifinal between seventh-seeded Maryland a...
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The Miami Hurricanes are all smiles right now. After the school’s first ACC regular season championship and it’s first conference tournament title, people are talking about a potential 1-seed in the NCAA Tournament. If someone were to put together a sports photobombing bracket, this might be a 1-seed as well.
Hurricanes forward Julian Gamble pulled a fast one on his coach, Jim...
It didnt take long for the NCAA selection committee chairman to be asked why the University of Miami didnt receive a No. 1 seed in this years tournament.
We only had four No. 1 spots, chairman Mike Bobinski said during the selection show broadcast. If we had five, Miami would have been No. 5.
That might offer some consolation to Hurricanes fans, many of whom likely believe UM should...
GREENSBORO, N.C. A new season began for Miami on Friday afternoon.
The Hurricanes won the ACC regular-season title, but closed losing three of four games and falling out of favor with many national pundits. Once widely embraced, the Canes were being shunned as contenders, as the teeth of March neared.
This hasn't exactly been lost on the players, either. But they weren'...
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Shane Larkin and ninth-ranked Miami now have the program's first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship to go with its first regular-season title.
Larkin scored a career-high 28 points, eight coming in the final 2 minutes, to help No. 9 Miami pull away late to beat North Carolina 87-77 in Sunday's final.
Trey McKinney Jones added a career...
Shane Larkin and ninth-ranked Miami now have the program's first ACC tournament championship to go with its first regular-season title.
Larkin scored a career-high 28 points, eight coming in the final 2 1/2 minutes, to help Miami pull away late to beat North Carolina 87-77 in Sunday's final.
Trey McKinney Jones added a career-high 20 for the top-seeded Hurricanes (27-6...
Julian Gamble dropped a videobomb on Miami head coach Jim Larranaga following the Canes' 2013 ACC Tournament Championship.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Miami's Shane Larkin deserved to win ACC player of the year, but the culture of the ACC permitted otherwise. Now with 43 points and eight assists in two wins in the ACC Tournament, Larkin's putting on a show for the ACC faithful to take notice.
Miami Hurricanes star Kenny Kadji has his interview bombed hard by teammate Julian Gamble after they buried Boston College in the 2013 ACC Tournament.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Shane Larkin discusses his MVP performance in Miami's 87-77 win over North Carolina in the 2013 ACC Tournament.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Kenny Kadji, Julian Gamble, and Reggie Johnson discuss what it means to be ACC Tournament champions, and what it's like to be a part of Miami basketball right now.
Simply put, Miami's Shane Larkin was too good. UNC had no answer for him. Maybe a pre-ACL injury Dexter Strickland could have kept Larkin out of the lane but no one could. And once he broke down the defense it was easy pickings. Larkin found Trey McKinney-Jones multiple times and he cashed in on three after three that kept Miami close. Many of Miami's supporting cast hurt...
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Inside Carolina caught up with senior first baseman Cody Stubbs after the Friday night series opening loss to the Miami Hurricanes. Stubbs is the reigning ACC Player of the Week after his performance last weekend in Winston-Salem.