No. 3 Miami escapes upset against Clemson

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CLEMSON, S.C. — Kenny Kadji scored 12 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left to keep No. 3 Miami perfect in Atlantic Coast Conference play after a 45-43 victory at Clemson on Sunday night.

Miami's Julian Gamble hangs on the rim after a dunk during the first half. The third-ranked Hurricanes were pushed to the limit, but held off Clemson on Sunday.  MARK CRAMMER/ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Miami's Julian Gamble hangs on the rim after a dunk during the first half. The third-ranked Hurricanes were pushed to the limit, but held off Clemson on Sunday.

The Hurricanes (21-3, 12-0) finished with their fewest points of the season, and their high-scoring guard duo of Durand Scott and Shane Larkin were a combined 3-of-16 shooting for 10 points. Still, Miami pulled it out on Kadji’s wide-open 3.

Clemson (13-12, 5-8) had three chances to answer back, but former Laney star Rod Hall was called for an offensive foul on one trip and, after Trey McKinney Jones made a foul shot, Hall missed a layup and K.J. McDaniels failed on a tip.

NO. 4 MICHIGAN 79,
PENN STATE 71

In Ann Arbor, Mich., Trey Burke scored a season-high 29 points and freshman Glen Robinson III matched a career high with 21 to help Michigan bounce back from an embarrassing defeat with a win over Penn State (8-17, 0-13 Big Ten) .

The Wolverines (22-4, 9-4) had dropped three of their previous four games.

NO. 9 ARIZONA 68, UTAH 64

In Salt Lake City, Mark Lyons scored 18 points, freshman Brandon Ashley added 10 in a reserve role and Arizona (21-4, 9-4 Pac-12 defeated Utah (11-14, 3-10) to snap a two-game skid.

NO. 12 LOUISVILLE 59,

SOUTH FLORIDA 41

In Tampa, Fla., Russ Smith scored 15 points and Louisville (21-5, 9-4) stayed within a game of first place in the Big East with a lopsided victory over South Florida (10-15, 1-12).

NO. 20 WISCONSIN 71,
NO. 13 OHIO STATE 49

In Madison, Wis., Ben Brust and Jared Berggren each scored 15 points as Wisconsin (18-8, 9-4 Big Ten) routed Ohio State.

DeShaun Thomas led the Buckeyes (18-7, 8-5) with 18 points.


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