Platek lifts Tar Heels past Miami

UNC won its second straight to even its ACC record

Teammates congratulate UNC guard Andrew Platek after he scored the winning basket in the Tar Heels' 67-65 win Tuesday in Miami. (Marta Lavandier / AP Photo)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Leaky Black scored 16 points, and Andrew Platek’s running jumper with three seconds to go carried North Carolina to a 67-65 win over Miami on Tuesday night.

Off the inbounds following Platek’s basket, Miami’s Harlond Beverly launched an approximately three-quarter court shot that bounced off the left side of the rim to end it.

Platek’s shot followed a high-arcing, fadeaway jumper by Isaiah Wong which tied the game at 65-all for Miami. Opting not to call timeout, Platek took a pass, drove the right baseline and got his shot over two outstretched defenders.

Kerwin Walton scored 13 points and Day’Ron Sharpe scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds — seven on the offensive end — for North Carolina (7-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Earl Timberlake scored 12 points for Miami (4-5, 0-4), Elijah Olaniyi added 11 points and Nysier Brooks had 10.

The Tar Heels have won back-to-back contests by a combined total of three points. Miami has dropped three straight games by a combined total of four points.

North Carolina is scheduled to host 19th-ranked Clemson on Saturday, while Miami travels to Raleigh to play the Wolfpack on Saturday.