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Hurricanes beat Pittsburgh in opening game of ACC Tournament

Isaiah Wong scores 20 in 79-73 victory
Miami Hurricanes guard Isaiah Wong dunks against Pittsburgh Panthers during 2021 ACC Tournament
Posted at 4:48 PM, Mar 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-09 16:48:12-05

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Isaiah Wong scored 20 points to lead five Miami starters in double figures as the Hurricanes beat Pittsburgh 79-73 on Tuesday in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Nysier Brooks converted a three-point play with 53.8 seconds left -- his only points of the half -- to cap a 9-0 run for a three-possession lead at 73-66.

Wong added four free throws in the final 29 seconds to seal it as Miami made 22 of 28 at the stripe compared to 5-of-14 shooting for Pitt.

Freshman Femi Odukale scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-16 shooting for Pittsburgh.