Moore’s heave at the buzzer helps Miami beat Va. Tech 78-75

Jan 26, 2022, 4:52 AM | Updated: 6:57 pm
Miami's Charlie Moore (3) right, celebrates with Anthony Walker (1) left, and Sam Waardenburg (21) ...

Miami's Charlie Moore (3) right, celebrates with Anthony Walker (1) left, and Sam Waardenburg (21) after making the winning shot at the buzzer to end second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech, Wednesday, Jan. 26 2022, in Blacksburg Va. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

(Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kameron McGusty had 19 points to lead five Miami players scoring in double figures and Charlie Moore hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to help the Hurricanes beat Virginia Tech 78-75 on Wednesday night.

McGusty was called for an offensive foul when Storm Murphy took a charge just outside the restricted area with 28.7 seconds left and the score tied at 75-all. Hunter Cattoor missed a 3-point shot for Virginia Tech and the Hurricanes grabbed the rebound and called a timeout with 1.8 seconds left before Moore banked in a runner as time expired.

Jordan Miller scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Moore finished with 13 points and six assists. Isaiah Wong and Sam Waardenburg added 12 points apiece for Miami (15-5, 7-2 ACC).

Keve Aluma had 14 points for Virginia Tech (10-10, 2-7) while Cattoor, Nahiem Alleyne and Darius Maddox scored 13 apiece.

Cattoor hit a 3-pointer and Justyn Mutts made a layup with 2:24 to play to make it 75-70 but the Hokies missed their last three shots as Miami closed on an 8-0 run. Miller made a driving layup but missed the and-1 free throw before Wong was fouled on a 3-point shot and hit three free throws to tie it with 1:09 remaining.

Miami, picked in the preseason to finish No. 12 in the 15-team ACC, took a half-game lead over Florida State and Duke atop the conference standings. The Hurricanes play at Georgia Tech on Saturday.

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