Miami Rallies To Reach 1st NIT Semifinal In School History

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Sheldon McClellan gave Miami its first lead of the game with just over a minute left and the Hurricanes rallied from 18 points down to beat Richmond 63-61 on Tuesday to advance to the NIT semifinals.

Miami (24-12) heads to New York’s Madison Square Garden to face the winner of the Louisiana Tech-Temple game on March 31.

McClellan scored seven straight points, including a game-tying 3-pointer with 2:04 left and his go-ahead short jumper with 1:01 remaining. Davon Reed added a pair of free throws to give the Hurricanes a 61-55 lead with 26 seconds left.

“We’ve been in this situation so many times this year,” said Miami coach Jim Larranaga, who is very familiar with the Spiders from his time as coach of their Colonial Athletic Association rival George Mason. “Our second game was at Florida and we were…

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