CORAL GABLES, Fla. â€” Teams generally don’t win on the road when the host makes 9 of 16 3-point attempts.
Sometimes it’s bad luck, catching a team on the wrong night. Sometimes it’s poor defense.
This was probably both for Michigan State in a 67-59 loss at Miami.
The Hurricanes (4-1) didn’t miss much from beyond the arc, but MSU (5-2) struggled to get out to shooters after collapsing to defend penetration.
It was a 14-2 run by Miami to start the second half that turned the tied in this one. MSU went from leading by four to trailing by eight. The Spartans got back as close as three on a Gary Harris triple, but Miami scored 10 of the next 14 points.
Harris finished with 12 points in his first game back from a shoulder sprain. Keith Appling led the Spartans with 15.
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