EAST LANSING — The Miami Hurricanes (4-1) shot 56.3 percent from the 3-point line as they upset the No. 13 Michigan State Spartans (5-2) 67-59 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
Miami was led in scoring by senior guard Trey McKinney Jones who had 18 points on 5-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc. Sophomore Shane Larkin — son of MLB Hall of Famer Barry Larkin — added 15 points and shot 3-for-4 from the 3-point line.
The Hurricanes had four players in double-digits out of their eight-man rotation.
Michigan State had 40 turnovers in their previous two games and were able to keep them to a minimum tonight as they only had 11, however, that was the least of their worries.
MSU shot poorly from the free throw line — 45.5 percent on 5-of-11 shooting — and they struggled to keep Miami off the charity stripe as they shot 16-of-18.
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Miami did a great job of containing MSU big men Adreian Payne and Derrick Nix holding them to a combined 3-of-10 from the field for seven points ...