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Miami Falls In OT To Indiana State

The University of Miami fell to Indiana State 57-55 on Tuesday night to lose the third place game in the Hawaii Diamond Head Classic.

Guard Durand Scott scored 12 points against Indiana State.

The Hurricanes (8-3) led for the majority of the game, but Indiana State (7-4) tied the score 49-49 with 13-seconds remaining in regulation.

Miami had an opportunity to win the game in regulation with the final possession, but point guard Shane Larkin missed a tough lay-up with one second remaining.

In overtime, Indiana State guard Jake Odum converted on the Sycamore's final possession to give them the lead with 0.8 seconds remaining in what turned out to be the game winning shot.

Miami shot just 34-percent from the field for the game while Indiana State converted just 27-percent of their shots from the field. The Hurricanes were not as efficient as Indiana State on their three-point attempts and free throws. Miami went 0-of-15 on their three point shots and made just 11-of-21 free throw attempts. Indiana State converted six three-pointers while making 17-of-18 free throws.

Power forward Kenny Kadji led Miami with 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting while Durand Scott scored 12 points on 4-of-13 shooting.

Senior Julian Gamble started his fifth game of the season while center Reggie Johnson missed his third straight game with a left thumb injury. Gamble controlled the paint for the Hurricanes, finishing with 11 points, nine rebounds, and four blocks in just 24 minutes. Gamble did however foul out with four minutes remaining in regulation. His presence was missed as Miami looked to close out the game.

Miami took a slim 23-21 lead into halftime. Both teams struggled to find any sort of offensive rhythm in the first half. Indiana State made 25-percent of their shots from the field while the Hurricanes converted just 34-percent of their shots. Indiana State stayed in the game by making four three-pointers while Miami went 0-of-6 from behind the arc.

Gamble led Miami at halftime with nine points and five rebounds.

The Hurricanes made a move midway through the second half when they held Indiana State scoreless for over four minutes as Miami took a 39-30 lead with 8:20 remaining in the game, but from that point on the Sycamores chipped away at UM's lead.

The Hurricanes must now rebound from two straight losses in Hawaii after falling to No. 4 Arizona, 69-50, on Sunday. Before that loss, Miami had won seven straight games.

Miami will take on La Salle at home on January 2nd at 9 PM. The ACC schedule will kickoff for the Hurricanes on January 5th with an away game at Georgia Tech.

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