On a night when neither team looked like they "Deserved Victory", your Miami Hurricane hoopsters found some luck on their side as they miraculously managed to beat the Clemson Tigers on the road in the final minute of the game and remain undefeated in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
On Sunday night it was Miami's Kenny Kadji who apparently found a four-leaf clover and played the hero by scoring 12 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left, to keep No. 3 Miami perfect in ACC and power the Hurricanes to a 45-43 victory over the Tigers.
The Hurricanes (21-3, 12-0) finished with their fewest points of the season, and their high-scoring guard duo of Durand Scott and Shane Larkin were a combined 3-of-16 shooting for 10 points. Clemson (13-12, 5-8) had a last second chance to answer back, but the Tigers' Rod Hall missed a layup and K.J. McDaniels failed on a tip-in at the rim that would have tied the game.
The Hurricanes hugged each other when the horn sounded, grateful to escape on the road and continue the league's longest undefeated start since Duke went 16-0 in 1998-99. They'll likely supplant the Blue Devils, who lost Saturday 83-81 at Maryland, as the country's No. 2 team when the new rankings come out Monday.
Single game tickets for Miami's remaning home games in what has become a historic Hurricane season are on sale now, and can be purchase at CanesTix.com or by calling the BankUnited Center Ticket Office at 305.284.2263. The ticket office is open Monday-Friday from 9 am - 5 pm.