Miami Falls to Stanford in NIT Finals, 66-64

NEW YORK (HurricaneSports.com and AP) - Chasson Randle hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds left in overtime, and Stanford won the second NIT title of his career, edging Miami 66-64 on Thursday.

Sheldon McClellan's double-pumping 3-point attempt that would have won it at the buzzer wasn't close to going in.

The short-handed Hurricanes had rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to force the extra period and led 64-61 with less than a minute left. But Randle twice got to the line, making four straight foul shots for the victory.

The senior, who became the Cardinal's all-time leading scorer in Tuesday's semifinals, finished with 25 points Thursday to end his career with 2,375.

McClellan led Miami with 17 points.

Game Notes

* Miami’s 25 wins are second all-time in school history, behind the 29-7 mark in 2012-13.

* Miami is 1-2 in the all-time series against Stanford.

* Head coach Jim Larrañaga has a 561-383 overall record in his 31st season as a head coach. He is 91-49 in his fourth season at the University of Miami, with a 41-29 mark in ACC play.

* Jim Larrañaga is now 1-1 in Madison Square Garden. In Larrañaga’s 31 years of coaching, he had never been the head coach of a team playing a game in Madison Square Garden, until March 31 against Temple. He played in the World’s Most Famous Arena multiple times while playing college ball for Providence, and was an assistant coach for Virginia when the Cavaliers won the NIT in 1980. Larrañaga’s final collegiate game as a Friar was played against UNC in 1971, an 86-79 loss for PC in the NIT Elite 8.

* Since 2000, only four coaches originally from the state of New York have led their team to the championship game of the NIT. In 2015, coach Jim Larrañaga is from The Bronx. In 2014, Larry Brown (Brooklyn) was the runner up with SMU. John Beilein (Burt) won the event in 2007 with West Virginia. In 2000, Matt Doherty (East Meadow) was runner up with Notre Dame.

* The Canes are 11-12 in their 11 NIT appearances.

* UM is 6-6 in the first round, 3-2 in the second round, 1-3 in the quarterfinals, 1-0 in the semifinals and 0-1 in the finals of the NIT.

* With a 25-13 mark this season at Miami, Coach Jim Larrañaga has posted four 25-win seasons as a head coach. His first was a 27-8 mark at George Mason in 2005-06, when he led the team to the NCAA Final Four, and in 2010-11 he was 27-7 with a 1-1 mark in the NCAA Tournament.  At Miami, Coach L led the Canes to a 29-7 mark in 2012-13, winning the ACC regular season and tournament, then taking UM to the NCAA Sweet 16.