Canes Win Convocation Opener

Darius Rice nailed a three-pointer at the end of regulation and provided the only field goal in overtime as the Miami- Florida Hurricanes pulled out a thrilling 64-61 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels at the Convocation Center. Rice finished with 17 points, as Miami (6-4) picked up its third straight win.

James Jones registered a game-high 21 points and eight rebounds for the Hurricanes, who were playing their first game in their new arena.

North Carolina (8-4) was led by Rashad McCants, who tallied 14 points and seven rebounds. Raymond Felton added 14 points, while Jackie Manuel chipped in 11. Felton dished out a game-high six assists for the Tar Heels, who lost their second game in three outings.

After Miami gained a 27-19 lead through 11 minutes of action, North Carolina used an 8-2 burst to close to within 29-27. The Tar Heels failed to get over the hump, however, and continued to trail at the half, 35-30.

North Carolina took the lead with 18 consecutive points in the second half, but fell into a 60-60 tie at the end of regulation when the team failed to score a field goal in the final 12:10. The Tar Heels were equally inept in the extra session, missing all nine of their attempts from the floor.

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