GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Miami 78, Louisville 72

CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Isaiah Wong had 30 points, seven rebounds and six assists, and Miami beat No. 16 Louisville 78-72 to end an 18-game skid against ranked opponents.

Matt Cross scored 16 points and Elijah Olaniyi had 15 points and 10 rebounds for Miami. The previous time the Hurricanes (6-6, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) topped a ranked foe was at No. 9 North Carolina in February of 2018.

Louisville (9-2, 4-1) rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit and got within 68-64 on Matt Slazinski's three free throws with 2:21 remaining. Cross' 3-pointer with 1:29 left gave Miami another seven-point margin.

Carlik Jones scored 25 points and Jae'Lyn Withers finished with 18 points for the Cardinals.

After allowing 18 3-pointers in a 84-62 loss Tuesday at Boston College, Miami limited Louisville to 3-of-20 from behind the arc. The Cardinals missed their first 11 3-pointers until Withers' conversion 6:32 into the second half.

Wong's jumper with 5:29 remaining capped an 18-4 run and gave the Hurricanes their largest lead of the first half at 25-12. Miami led 33-21 at halftime after Cross' 3-pointer with 12 seconds left. Associated Press


January 16, 2021