Coral Gables, FL - Reggie Johnson made a tie-breaking layup with 5.7 seconds left Tuesday night, and the No. 2-ranked Miami Hurricanes overcame a ragged offensive performance for the second game in a row to beat Virginia 54-50 and remain unbeaten in the ACC.
Durand Scott added two clinching free throws with 4.1 seconds to go for the Hurricanes, who earned their 14th consecutive victory and took a big step toward their first league title. The win came two nights after they rallied late to beat Clemson 45-43.
The Hurricanes improved to 22-3, 13-0 in the ACC. They hold a 3 1/2-game edge over second-place Duke in the ACC as they chase their first league basketball championship.
Virginia's Joe Harris led all scorers with 16 points but the Cavaliers drop to 0-6 all-time at Coral Gables. The Cavaliers have now won a game in the STATE of Florida since 2001, 0-and-16 in that stretch.