The Miami Hurricanes lost their second game in a row when they were defeated by the Indiana State Sycamores in overtime, 57-55. The teams were tied at 55 until Indiana State's Jake Odum made a 15-footer with less than a second remaining in overtime. Scoring was sparse all evening, as the teams combined to shoot just 30 percent from the field.
The teams were competing for third place in the Diamond Head Classic in Honolulu. Miami finished the tournament in fourth place with a 1-2 record.
One difference between Miami and Indiana State was free throw percentage. The Hurricanes made only 11 of 21 attempts from the line (52.4 percent), while the Sycamores were 17 of 18. Miami also missed all 15 of its three-point attempts.
Despite the offensive struggles, this was just Miami's third loss of the season. The tough Hurricane defense has held opponents to an average of 60.2 points per game through 11 contests.
Kenny Kadji led the Hurricanes with 13 points on 5 of 16 shooting. For the Sycamores, Manny Arop and R.J. Mahurin each had 13.
The Hurricanes will now enjoy a week of rest before returning to action on Jan. 2, when they take on La Salle.