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Watch: Miami’s Ja’Quan Newton hits buzzer-beater to top No. 9 Tar Heels

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Posted at 12:38 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 00:40:46-05

Ja’Quan Newton makes the game-winning basket against North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina and Miami combined to score eight points in the final nine seconds of Tuesday’s thriller in the Dean E. Smith Center. However, the Hurricanes scored last – ruining UNC’s senior night.

Miami’s Ja’Quan Newton hit a 30-foot buzzer-beating three pointer to break an 88-88 tie and sink the ninth ranked Tar Heels, 91-88.

Seventh Woods, Brandon Huffman and Garrison Brooks react during their loss to the Miami Hurricanes.
(Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

With 4.1 seconds to play, Carolina’s Joel Berry II tied the game with a tough three pointer of his own. However, Newton’s running heave gave Miami the victory, it’s 21st of the season.

The Tar Heels (22-and-8, 11-and-6 ACC) finish their season Saturday night at Duke. Miami hosts Virginia Tech Saturday.