Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, February 17

Feb. 17, 2013

Miami Outlasts Clemson 45-43, 12-0 in ACC

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Kenny Kadji scored 12 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left to keep No. 3 Miami perfect in Atlantic Coast Conference play after a 45-43 victory over Clemson on Sunday night.

The Hurricanes (21-3, 12-0) finished with their fewest points of the season, and their high-scoring guard duo of Durand Scott and Shane Larkin were a combined 3-of-16 shooting for 10 points. Still, Miami pulled it out on Kadji's wide-open 3.

Clemson (13-12, 5-8) had three chances to answer back, but Rod Hall was called for an offensive foul on one trip and, after Trey McKinney Jones made a foul shot, Hall missed a layup and K.J. McDaniels failed on a tip.

The Hurricanes hugged each other when the horn sounded, grateful to escape on the road and continue the league's longest undefeated start since Duke went 16-0 in 1998-99. They'll likely supplant the Blue Devils, who lost Saturday 83-81 at Maryland, as the country's No. 2 team when the new rankings come out Monday.