MBB Live Blog: Hurricanes vs. Spartans
The Miami Hurricanes (3-1) are set to take on No 13 Michigan State Spartans (5-1). Tipoff is set for 7:30 and will be televised nationally on ESPN.
Starters today are Shane Larkin, Trey McKinney Jones, Durand Scott, Kenny Kadji and Reggie Johnson.
Canes win tipoff, lose possession out of bounds. Michigan State misses first shot, Canes rebound and also miss shot. Kenny Kadji makes first points of the game off a long jumper. Branden Dawson fouled, makes one free throw for Spartans. Dawson fouls Durand Scott on Canes next possession, Scott makes one free throw. Shane Larkin steal, Canes miss shot. Fast break for Canes, Trey McKinney Jones tries to save ball from going out of bounds but can’t. Dawson tips in a bucket for the Spartans. Scott fouled by Adreian Payne, Canes ball. Offensive foul on Kadji. Media timeout 3-3 All
Payne tips in the rebound off a missed three-point shot. Durand Scott makes a floater. Scott makes another jumper, then gets the defensive rebound, but misses next shot. Alex Gauna makes a long shot for the Spartans. Scott makes another basket. Rion Brown steal, misses layup but it’s tipped in by Scott. Foul on Julian Gamble. Media timeout 11-9 Canes
Spartans ball, foul on Tonye Jekiri. Payne makes a shot to tie the game. Turnover on bad pass from Rion Brown. Keith Appling drains a three for the Spartans. Rion Brown misses his own three, but Trey McKinney Jones makes one. TMJ strikes again on a steal by Shane Larkin, BUC goes crazy. Travel called on Durand Scott. Media timeout 17-14 Canes
Reggie Johnson with a solid block, Spartans make basket after recovering. Johnson then misses hook shot. Dawson slams a dunk for Michigan St. Brown shoots a three for Miami. Denzel Valentine ties the game up. Kenny Kadji misses a three. Keith Appling makes a shot for Michigan St. Hurricanes timeout 22-20 Spartans
Shane Larkin drains a three, backs up to play defense smiling. Travis Trice answers with a three for the Spartans. Gary Harris shoots another Spartan three. Reggie Johnson makes a short shot for the Canes. Durand Scott makes a layup. Spartans timeout 28-27 Spartans
Foul on Michigan St. Larkin saves the inbound from going across half court. Reggie Johnson’s shot tipped from behind. Johnson called for foul. Kadji misses layup. Michigan St runs clock out, makes quick layup at buzzer.
HALF 31-27 Spartans
Spartans start half. Appling’s jump shot bounces over the hoop, Canes ball. Shane Larkin drains a three. Durand Scott does a fake-out double pump to score his basket. Offensive foul on Spartans gives Miami the ball. Big man Reggie Johnson tries for the three and misses, to the crowd’s dismay. Dawson tips the ball in over his head. Larkin makes a jumper. Durankd Scott recovers the bad pass, Larkin makes the basket. Crowd is pumped. Jump ball goes to Hurricanes. Reggie Johnson pivots around to make a jumper under the basket. Spartans timeout 38-33 Hurricanes
Shot clock violation called on Michigan St. Trey McKinney Jones swishes a three-point shot. Miami recovers own bad pass, can’t make a basket. Traveling called on Spartans. Larkin misses a long jumper. Gary Harris makes a three for Michigan St. Larkin makes a trey. Miami puts up a solid defensive effort, finally gets rebound. Rion Brown slammed to the floor on shot attempt, makes both free throws. Reggie Johnson snags ball out of Michigan State player’s hands. Larkin misses long jumper. Appling makes shot for Spartans. Reggie Johnson fouled on shot. Media timeout 46-40 Hurricanes
Johnson makes both free throws. Canes turnover, Spartans miss shot. Trey for a trey. Rion Brown fouls Denzel Valentine on shot, Valentine makes one free throw. Foul on the floor, Canes maintain possession, then turnover ball. Rion Brown fouls Keith Appling. Durand Scott misses layup. Michigan State airballs a three-point shot. Michigan State foul before Rion Brown slams a dunk, basket doesn’t count. Media timeout 51-45 Hurricanes
Michigan St dunk denied, Canes ball. Trey McKinney Jones drains a three right as the shot clock expires. Offensive foul negates Spartans next shot. Foul on Travis Trice, Durand Scott at the line 1-1, makes both shots. Spartans timeout 57-49 Hurricanes
Kenny Kadji makes a jumper for the Hurricanes. Larkin misses long jumper, Kadji loses offensive rebound. Reggie Johnson fouled, makes both free throws. Johnson fouls Gary Harris who makes basket but misses free throw. Shane Larkin steal, fouled on shot, makes both free throws. Reggie Johnson swats down a Michigan State shot, crowd goes wild “Re-ggie, Re-ggie” Travis Trice makes a three for the Spartans. Durand Scott recovers McKinney Jones’ missed shot, Spartans foul, McKinney Jones at line, makes both free throws. Spartans score a three, now playing full court press. Hurricanes wind down clock.
FINAL 67-59 HURRICANES