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Newton’s buzzer beater ruins Senior Night at UNC

Miami’s JaQuan Newton (0) hits the game-winning shot to give Miami a 91-88 victory over North Carolina with :01 to play in the game on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Miami’s JaQuan Newton (0) hits the game-winning shot to give Miami a 91-88 victory over North Carolina with :01 to play in the game on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Smith Center in Chapel Hill, N.C. rwillett@newsobserver.com

Joel Berry’s last shot ever at the Dean Dome was a big one. Ja’Quan Newton’s was bigger.

Berry hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 88 with 4.1 seconds remaining. Newton, the senior guard for the Hurricanes, took the inbound pass, raced up the court and threw up a shot from just inside the halfcourt line, the ball going through the net with no time remaining, giving Newton 15 points and the Hurricanes the 91-88 win to ruin Berry’s Senior Night.

Berry finished with 31 points to lead all scorers.

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