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No. 2 Miami-Florida guts out win over Virginia

11:12 PM, Feb 19, 2013   |    comments
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Coral Gables, FL (Sports Network) - Second-ranked Miami-Florida escaped with another hard-fought ACC victory on Tuesday.

Reggie Johnson's layup with 5.7 seconds remaining lifted the Hurricanes over the Virginia Cavaliers, 54-50.

It was the 14th consecutive victory for Miami (22-3, 13-0 ACC), which survived a thriller on Sunday night, overcoming a late four-point deficit to down Clemson, 45-43.

Johnson ended with eight points and seven rebounds for the Hurricanes, who are off to the best start in conference history since Duke went 16-0 en route to the league crown in the 1998-99 season. Shane Larkin and Rion Brown added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the winners.

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