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March 21, 2011
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Durand Scott scored 20 points and Adrian Thomas added 16 to help Miami rally to an 81-72 victory over Missouri State on Monday night in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament.
Second-seeded Miami (21-14) will play the winner of the Alabama-New Mexico with a trip to New York for the NIT semifinals on the line.
Missouri State (26-9) was led by Adam Leonard with 26 points and Kyle Weems, who scored 18 points. Leonard made 9 of 11 shots, including 7 of 8 on three-pointers.
Missouri State led by as many as nine points in the first half before Malcolm Grant's buzzer-beating three-pointer made the score 32-26 at the break.