Miami basketball comeback stuns Syracuse

Mar 5, 2022; Syracuse, New York, USA; Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 5, 2022; Syracuse, New York, USA; Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team rallied from an 18 point second half deficit at Syracuse to win 75-72. Miami had an 18 point comeback against the Orange for the second time this season. This time, Miami rallied from 18 early in the second half for the victory. Jordan Miller was exceptional with a Miami career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds.

Miami scored the last 10 points of the game over the final minute. The Miami rally was started by a Kameron McGusty jump shot. Charlie Moore got a steal and fed  McGusty for a layup to cut the deficit to three points. After another Syracuse turnover, Miller rebounded a Moore three-point miss to cut the deficit to one.

Moore had another steal and was fouled with a clear path to the basket. After Moore missed the free throw, Miller added his second offensive rebound and put back in the final minute to give Miami their first lead of the second half. Miller added two free throws around two Miami defensive stops for the win.

McGusty had 19, Isaiah Wong 15 and Moore 11 for Miami. Buddy Boeheim led Syracuse with 30, his brother Jimmy scored 14 and Joe Girard had 17. Miami held Syracuse to 28.1 percent shooting in the second half to earn the comeback. The Miami basketball team outscored Syracuse 49-35 in the second half.

An 11-1 run late in the first half gave Syracuse a 14 point lead before taking a 37-26 halftime lead. The Orange scored the first seven of the second half to lead 44-26 setting the stage for the Miami comeback. McGusty, Miller, Moore and Wong had all of the Miami points in the second half, each scoring at least nine points.

Miller scored 16 points in the second half and McGusty 15. McGusty, Miller and Wong, Miami’s leading scorers, combined for 12 points in the first half. The win puts Miami in a good position to earn the third seed in the ACC Tournament. A loss by North Carolina at Duke drops them into a tie with Miami for third in the ACC.

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Miami owns the tiebreaker over North Carolina after an 85-57 victory in Coral Gables in January. The Hurricanes will begin the ACC Tournament on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 PM ET if they finish fourth, 9:30 ET if they finish third. Assistant coach Chris Caputo declared this one of the best seasons in Miami history on the postgame show.