No. 12 Miami rallies past No. 11 Louisville 73-65

Miami guard James Palmer (12) and forward Kamari Murphy (21) celebrate in the final seconds of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami defeated Louisville 73-65. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) No. 12 Miami applied smothering defense led by center Tonye Jekiri to hold No. 11 Louisville without a point for nearly 5 minutes down the stretch Saturday to win 73-65.

Miami rallied from a 62-58 deficit by scoring 12 consecutive points. Louisville missed nine consecutive shots, several while pressured by the 7-foot Jekiri.

Jekiri, playing with four fouls, made both ends of a 1-and-1 to put the Hurricanes ahead to stay, 63-62.

Angel Rodriguez had 17 points and seven assists for the Hurricanes (23-5, 12-4 Atlantic Coast Conference), who completed a sweep of their nine league home games. The Cardinals (22-7, 11-5) fell behind Miami into third place in the league race with two games left.

Davon Reed's 3-pointer in the final minute helped seal the win.