Boxscore
Miami - Florida 54, Georgia Tech 36
Thursday, March 8, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - Ray Natalli, Tim Nestor, Ramie Styons
Attendance - 19520

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Georgia Tech 20 16 36
Miami - Florida 19 35 54

Recap


Miami 54, Georgia Tech 36: Freshman Shane Larkin had 12 points, and the Hurricanes kept their NCAA tournament hopes alive by scoring 18 straight points in the second half against the short-handed Yellow Jackets in the first round of the ACC tournament.
 
Durand Scott scored 11 points and Rion Brown added 10 for the sixth-seeded Hurricanes (19-11), who advance to face No. 3 seed Florida State on Friday night in the quarterfinals at Atlanta.
 
Miami knocked off then-No. 15 Florida State at home two weeks ago, but it will need a better effort to upset the Seminoles again. The Hurricanes sleepwalked through the first 20-plus minutes before pulling away to beat the 11th-seeded Yellow Jackets (11-20) for the eighth time in 10 tries.
 
Georgia Tech led 20-19 at halftime and 27-24 six minutes into the second half. But Brown hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Larkin had a pair of breakaway layups during the 18-0 spurt, which gave Miami a 42-27 lead with 8:39 to play.
 
Mfon Udofia scored 13 points for the Yellow Jackets, who committed 20 turnovers and were held to their lowest point total of the season. Georgia Tech played a six straight game without suspended leading scorer and rebounder, Glen Rice Jr.
 
GAME NOTEBOOK: The Hurricanes had just one assist in the first half. … Larkin’s father, Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, was in attendance. … The 39 combined points tied the mark for the lowest-scoring first half in an ACC game this season.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Kammeon Holsey 28:00 2-5 0-0 0-2 2 5 7 1 3 0 3 0 4
Daniel Miller 35:00 1-4 0-0 1-2 1 9 10 2 2 0 3 5 3
Jason Morris 31:00 2-12 0-5 1-2 0 4 4 0 1 1 3 0 5
Brandon Reed 35:00 4-8 1-5 2-2 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 11
Mfon Udofia 36:00 5-11 2-4 1-1 1 0 1 1 4 0 5 0 13
Nick Foreman 13:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
Julian Royal 17:00 0-3 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 1 4 0 2 0 0
Pierre Jordan 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Derek Craig 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 14-44 3-16 5-9 5 23 28 6 15 3 20 5 36
  31.8% 18.8% 55.6% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 20

Miami-Florida Hurricanes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Malcolm Grant 24:00 1-4 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
Reggie Johnson 26:00 3-10 0-0 1-2 4 5 9 0 3 1 3 0 7
Kenny Kadji 30:00 1-10 0-3 3-4 2 4 6 1 1 3 1 2 5
Shane Larkin 25:00 3-8 0-3 6-7 0 1 1 3 2 3 1 0 12
Durand Scott 28:00 4-4 0-0 3-4 3 4 7 1 1 2 2 0 11
Trey McKinney Jones 22:00 1-5 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 3
Rion Brown 20:00 4-8 2-4 0-0 1 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 10
DeQuan Jones 18:00 1-5 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
Garrius Adams 5:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Raphael Akpejiori 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Erik Swoope 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 18-54 3-18 15-19 11 21 32 5 8 11 10 2 54
  33.3% 16.7% 78.9% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 10
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