Malcolm Grant scored 16 points as Miami rallied from 10 down in the final minute of regulation to force overtime and beat Virginia 69-62 in Thursday's first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.
If the ninth-seeded Hurricanes (19-13) are trying to top last year's surprise run to the tournament semifinals as a No. 12 seed, they're off to a good start. They trailed 53-43 with 42.5 seconds left.
The Hurricanes had good reason to believe they could rally against the eighth-seeded Cavaliers (16-15). In the only regular-season meeting, Miami rallied from five down with 38.9 seconds left to force overtime and win 70-68 in Charlottesville on Feb. 5.
"I mean, when we were up 9 or 10 with 45 seconds left, I was thinking we were going to play North Carolina," Cavs senior Will Sherrill said.
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Akron 82, Miami (Ohio) 75: Brett McClanahan's three-pointer with 32 seconds left in the second overtime helped Akron stave off a stunning comeback by Miami (Ohio) for a win in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference tournament.
The Zips (21-12) held the RedHawks (16-16) to a tourney-record 10 points in the first half and led by 20 with 17:32 remaining. However, Miami started making shots and clawed back to force OT on Jon Harris' three-pointer with nine seconds left.
With Akron leading 77-75 in the second OT period, McClanahan hit his three from the right side and Brett McKnight made two free throws to ice it with 15 seconds to go.
No. 8 BYU 64, TCU 58: Jimmer Fredette scored 24 points and BYU overcame a slow start to edge TCU in the Mountain West Conference quarterfinals Thursday.
With suspended teammate Brandon Davies watching from the bench in street clothes, the top-seeded Cougars (29-3) had a tougher time than expected against a TCU team that went 1-15 in league play before snapping a 13-game skid with a win over Wyoming 24 hours earlier.
No. 2 Kansas 63, Oklahoma St. 62: Mario Little's three-point play broke a tie with 71 seconds to go and Oklahoma State missed a heave at the buzzer, allowing Kansas to escape in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Big 12 player of the year Marcus Morris hit a key three-pointer for the Jayhawks (30-2).
No. 10 Texas 74, Oklahoma 54: Allowing big leads to disappear cost Texas dearly during the regular season. The Longhorns were determined not to let it happen again in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament.
Oklahoma sliced seven points off a 23-point halftime deficit but could get no closer as Jordan Hamilton and Tristan Thompson each turned in a double-double.
Northwestern 75, Minnesota 65: Michael Thompson scored a tournament-record 35 points and Drew Crawford added 15, leading Northwestern over Minnesota in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.
Minnesota (17-14) has lost 10 of its last 11. The Gophers were led by Trevor Mbakwe with 19 points and Ralph Sampson III with 12.
It's the third time in 18 years Tubby Smith did not win at least one conference tournament game.
Also, Smith says he's working on a contract extension that will keep him in Minneapolis despite speculation he could take another job.
Colorado 87, No. 19 Kansas State 75: Cory Higgins scored 28 points, Alec Burks had 24 and Colorado beat Kansas State for the third time this season, ousting the Wildcats in the Big 12 quarterfinals.
Colorado (21-12), after losing nine in a row to Kansas State, was the only team to beat the streaking Wildcats (22-10) in their final nine games.
No. 16 Arizona 78, Oregon St. 69: Derrick Williams scored 22 points and Arizona rode its three-point shooting to a victory in the Pac-10 tournament quarterfinals.
Kevin Parrom added 13 points, helping the Wildcats end a three-year skid in the tourney quarterfinals.
UTEP 77, Marshall 65: UTEP used a big first-half push and had six players score in double figures as the Miners defeated Marshall in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA tournament.
Gabriel McCulley led third-seeded UTEP (24-8) with 14 points. Randy Culpepper and Julyan Stone had 12 points each, Jeremy Williams and Christian Polk 11 apiece and Claude Britten 10.
Boston College 81, Wake Forest 67: Reggie Jackson was one of three Boston College players with at least 20 points in the Eagles' victory against Wake Forest in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Jackson scored 27, Joe Trapani added 22 points and Biko Paris had 21 for the fifth-seeded Eagles (20-11).
Michigan St. 66, Iowa 61: Draymond Green had 21 points and 14 rebounds to help Michigan State beat Iowa in the first round of the Big Ten tournament.
Iowa's Matt Gatens missed a three-pointer that could have tied the game with 6 seconds remaining.