N.C.-Wilmington 60, Miami 67
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)—Malcolm Grant scored 18 points and Miami defeated North Carolina-Wilmington 67-60 on Friday.
The Hurricanes (4-0) led 62-58 with 29 seconds to play and forced two Seahawks’ turnovers to hold on and advance to the championship round of the Charleston Classic at 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Trailing by 12 with 6:09 to play in the first half, Miami went on a 19-4 run and built a 27-26 lead at halftime.
James Dews added 17 points for Miami. Dews and Grant were a combined to go 14 of 20 from the field.
Chad Tomko had 16 points for UNC-Wilmington (1-3), which was looking for its second upset in as many days after knocking off Penn State 80-69 in Thursday’s first round.
The Seahawks will play in a consolation game Sunday at 3:30 p.m.