(2-3, 0-3 away)

Miami (FL) 60

(4-0, 4-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, November 22, 2011

    BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Florida

    1 2 T
    FGCU 24 2650
    MIA 42 1860

    Top Performers

    Florida Gulf Coast: S. Brown 19 Pts, 11 Reb

    Miami (FL): M. Grant 21 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Stl

    Miami 60, Florida Gulf Coast 50

    Associated Press

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Malcolm Grant scored 21 points to lead Miami past Florida Gulf Coast 60-50 on Tuesday night.

    Grant secured the win, converting 5 of 6 free throws in the final 1:21, as the Hurricanes (4-0) held off a comeback attempt from the Eagles (2-3).

    Sherwood Brown's third 3-pointer with 1:26 remaining got Florida Gulf Coast within seven at 55-48.

    After Grant converted two free throws with 1:21 left, Brown hit a driving jumper with 55 seconds remaining to cut the Miami lead to seven, 57-50.

    Brown scored 19 points to lead Florida Gulf Coast.

    The Eagles rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit with a 9-0 run in the first 4:16 of the second half. Sherwood Brown's 3-pointer with 15:44 left capped the run and put Florida Gulf Coast within nine, 42-33.

    Following the 3, neither team scored until Miami finally got on the board on Erik Swoope's slam dunk with 13:06 remaining.

    Miami broke open a close first half with a 23-6 run in the final 6 minutes. Grant keyed the spurt with 10 points, including two 3-pointers.

    The Eagles entered the game shooting 43 percent from 3-point range but shot only 3-of-15 against Miami. Brown converted the three Florida Gulf Coast 3-pointers, all in the second half.

    Shane Larkin the dribbled length of the court and hit a driving layup at the buzzer that gave the Hurricanes a 42-24 lead at halftime.

    Eddie Murray scored consecutive baskets as the Eagles scored six unanswered points early in the first half and took a 10-6 lead with 13:53 remaining.

    Dante Holmes' lay-up kept Florida Gulf Coast within one at 19-18 with 6:32 remaining before Hurricanes went on their late first half surge.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 50 60
    FG Made-Attempted 20-49 (.408) 18-56 (.321)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-15 (.200) 7-27 (.259)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 17-23 (.739)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 18

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