Miami beats USC in thriller, advances to Round of 32
Miami squeaked past USC in a thriller on Friday afternoon, sending the Hurricanes to the Round of 32.
The Hurricanes jumped out to a 13-point lead in the first half but USC battled back quickly after the break. The two teams went back-and-forth for the majority of the second half.
Miami blew a 7-point lead with under one minute to go, but Charlie Moore’s two made throws with three seconds left ended up being the difference.
Here’s a clip of the end of the game:
Drew Peterson was THAT CLOSE to winning it! Canes (+115 ML) complete the upset! #TheU #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/MnsxmK1ZhI
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Isaiah Wong was huge for the Hurricanes in this game. He scored Miami’s first 13 points of the game and finished with 22 before fouling out late in the second half.
Kameron McGusty also scored 12 points and hit multiple key jumpers in the second half.
Miami will now advance to the Round of 32 to face No. 2-seeded Auburn. That game will take place on Sunday. Tipoff time is to be announced.