Roundup: Georgia Tech upsets Miami

Marcus Georges-Hunt of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets drives to the basket for the game-winning shot against the Miami Hurricanes on March 6, 2013 at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Georgi Tech defeated Miami 71-69.

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Marcus Georges-Hunt of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets drives to the basket for the game-winning shot against the Miami Hurricanes on March 6, 2013 at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Georgi Tech defeated Miami 71-69.

Marcus Georges-Hunt followed his own miss to tip in the winning basket at the buzzer Wednesday, and Georgia Tech rallied past No. 6 Miami, 71-69, to prevent the Hurricanes from clinching the outright Atlantic Coast Conference title in Coral Gables, Fla.

The Hurricanes (23-6, 14-3 ACC), who squandered an 11-point lead in the second half, lost for the third time in four games and fell to 13-1 at home.


They can still clinch the championship outright by winning at home Saturday against Clemson.

Georgia Tech (16-13, 6-11) beat a Top-25 team for the first time since March 2010.

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Julian Gamble’s 3-point play with 12 minutes left put Miami up, 56-45, before the Yellow Jackets rallied.

Robert Carter Jr. intercepted a pass to set up the final possession.

Villanova 67, Georgetown 57 — JayVaughn Pinkston scored 20 points to help the Wildcats beat a top-five team for the third time this season in Philadelphia.


Villanova (19-12, 10-8 Big East) also beat then-No. 5 Louisville and then-No. 3 Syracuse and are in good shape for at least an NCAA Tourney at-large bid.

All three top-five wins came at the Wells Fargo Center, the site of tournament games the first weekend.

Otto Porter Jr. scored 17 points as the Hoyas (23-5, 13-4) had an 11-game winning streak snapped.

Michigan 80, Purdue 75 — Trey Burke had 26 points to lead the No. 7 Wolverines’ rally against the host Boilermakers.

Terone Johnson scored a career-high 35 points and Rapheal Davis added 15 for Purdue (14-16 7-10 Big Ten), which has lost five of its last seven games.

Nik Stauskas had 17 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. had 16 points and five rebounds for the Wolverines (25-5, 12-5), who have won four of five games and remain in the race for a share of the Big Ten title.

Hardaway’s 3-pointer with 3:46 left gave Michigan a 66-64 lead.

Florida 66, Vanderbilt 40 — Kenny Boynton scored 15 points, Pat Young added 14, and the No. 11 Gators routed the Commodores (13-16, 7-10) to clinch the SEC regular-season championship.

Florida won its fourth outright league title and third under longtime coach Billy Donovan. The Gators (24-5, 14-3 SEC) were alone atop the standings in 1988-89, 2006-07, and 2010-11.

It capped a perfect season (15-0) at home for Florida.

New Mexico 75, Nevada 62 — The No. 12 Lobos (26-4, 13-2 Mountain West) got 25 points from Tony Snell in a road win over the Wolf Pack (12-17, 3-12).

Iowa St. 87, Oklahoma St. 76 — Senior Will Clyburn scored 20 points and the host Cyclones beat the No. 13 Cowboys to bolster their NCAA Tournament hopes.

Georges Niang added 18 points for Iowa State (20-10, 10-7 Big 12), which notched just its second victory over a ranked opponent.

Oklahoma State (22-7, 12-5) trailed by as many as 15 points, but Marcus Smart’s reverse dunk made it 70-68 with 4:28 left.

Xavier 77, St. Louis 66 — In Cincinnati, Travis Taylor had 19 points and a career-high 19 rebounds, and Xavier (17-12, 9-6) never trailed in overtime, beating No. 16 Saint Louis (23-6, 12-3) and ending the Billikens’ 11-game winning streak and leaving the Atlantic 10 title up for grabs.

Syracuse 78, DePaul 57 — Brandon Triche and James Southerland combined for 37 points in their final home game, and the No. 17 Orange (23-7, 11-6 Big East) beat the Blue Demons (11-19, 2-15) to snap a three-game skid.

VCU 93, Richmond 82 — Treveon Graham scored 15 of his 21 points in the second half, including the go-ahead basket with 2:58 to play, and the No. 21 Rams (24-6, 12-3) beat the Spiders (17-13, 7-8

Washington St. 73, UCLA 61 — Brock Motum had 20 points and 11 rebounds as the last-place Cougars (12-18, 3-14 Pac-12) upset the No. 23 Bears (22-8, 12-5), snapping a 19-game home skid to the Bruins that extended to 1993.

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