Charlie Moore scored 18 points and Isaiah Wong added 17 to lift Miami to a 72-66 win over Fordham on Sunday in New York.
Kameron McGusty had 15 points for the Hurricanes (8-3), who won their fourth straight game.
Chuba Ohams led Fordham (7-5) with 15 points, while Antonio Daye Jr. added 13 and Darius Quisenberry 12.
The Rams made 8 of 38 attempts from 3-point range.
The difference in the game was a 16-0 run for the Hurricanes early in the second half, in which Miami saw its four-point deficit turn into a 51-39 advantage. Wooga Poplar sank a jumper with 12:58 to play.
The Rams rallied to cut their deficit to four at 57-53, after Miami went ahead by 14 points on Poplar’s fastbreak scoop layup. Josh Colon-Navarro made three free throws and a layup during a 12-2 run.
But Miami scored the next six points. Kam’Ron Cunninghamp responded with a pair of late 3-pointers, the second one off a turnover to make it 63-59 with 2:08 to play.
McGusty was fouled on a layup with 1:46 left, made the free throw and gave Miami a seven-point lead.
Turnovers and missed shots gave Fordham a chance inside the final 90 seconds, but it couldn’t take advantage of the opportunities. McGusty and Jordan Miller each made two free throws in the final 40 seconds, giving Miami a 70-63 lead, and the Rams ran out of time.
In what was a tight game early, Miami led by as many as five points in the first half and Fordham led by three in the first 20 minutes. A 9-2 run by the Rams turned a 20-15 Hurricanes’ lead into a 24-22 Fordham advantage, after Quisenberry connected from beyond the arc with 4:07 to play.
Quisenberry had 12 points in the first half and Ohams 11, but the Rams made only 4 of 17 3-point tries. Daye had one of those, a fall-away 3 which beat the first-half buzzer for a 37-35 Fordham lead.
–Field Level Media