Murphy’s career-high 15 points lead Miami past Clemson 71-65
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Kamari Murphy scored a career-high 15 points to lead Miami to a 71-65 victory over Clemson Saturday afternoon.
Bruce Brown’s 3-pointer with 1:30 remaining gave the Hurricanes a 67-61 lead. Davon Reed converted four free throws in the final 30 seconds to secure the win for Miami. Reed finished with 14 points.
The Hurricanes (18-8, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) played their second game without starting point guard Ja’Quan Newton, who is serving a three-game suspension because of a violation of team rules. Miami coach Jim Larranaga used only two reserves against the Tigers.
Ebuka Izundu scored 12 points and Anthony Lawrence was Miami’s fourth double-figure scorer for Miami with 10 points.
Jaron Blossomgame scored a game-high 16 points and Marcquise Reed finished with 15 points for the Tigers (14-12, 4-10).
Clemson: the Tigers lost their fourth consecutive game at Miami. Clemson has not won at Miami since 2011.
Miami: the Hurricanes led for 29 minutes. Miami’s last deficit was at 24-22 with 8:59 remaining in the first half.
Clemson: the Tigers visit Virginia Tech on Tuesday.
Miami: the Hurricanes visit No. 14 Virginia on Monday.