Burrough Gets Wish and so Does Virginia : Midwest: Cavalier forward scores nine of team’s 14 points in overtime to oust Miami of Ohio, 60-54.

From Associated Press

Junior Burrough wanted a second chance. When it came--in the form of overtime--he made the most of it.

Burrough scored Virginia’s first seven points in overtime as the 13th-ranked Cavaliers beat upstart Miami of Ohio, 60-54, Saturday in the NCAA Midwest Regional.

“Going into the overtime, I took it upon myself to do what had to be done,” the 6-foot-8 senior said. “I didn’t want my senior year to be over. It was a chance for us to make up for what had been happening. It was a chance to redeem ourselves.”


Virginia won its ninth consecutive overtime game, keeping its seniors undefeated in extra periods. The Cavaliers (24-8) advanced to meet Kansas in the regional semifinals Friday at Kansas City, Mo.

Miami (23-7) led by seven points in the first half and by as many as 10 in the second.

“That was two teams going hard at each other, trading body shots,” Virginia Coach Jeff Jones said.

A turnaround jumper with 59 seconds left in regulation by Burrough, who had 28 points and 12 rebounds, tied the score, 46-46.

With 26 seconds left, Miami’s Chris McGuire drove to the basket and ended up on the floor after making contact with Jamal Robinson. No foul was called and a partisan crowd favoring Miami, only 45 miles away, booed the officials.

Robinson shot an airball on a 15-footer with three seconds left, sending the game to overtime.

Burrough, who scored nine of Virginia’s 14 points in overtime, took over at the outset, winning the tip and then scoring inside.


“His team needed him to step up and he stepped up and knocked down his shots,” said Miami center Devin Davis, who had 12 points and 12 rebounds. “He’s by far the best player I played this year.”

McGuire made a three-pointer to draw Miami within two with 16 seconds left, but then Harold Deane made a foul shot at the 15-second mark to make it 57-54.

McGuire was called for traveling with five seconds left, and Robinson took a long pass from Burrough to close the scoring with a three-point play.

The Cavaliers made all but one of their five shots in overtime after making only 18 of 46 (39%) in regulation. Miami was two of eight in the extra period and had two turnovers.