CORAL GABLES, Florida (Ticker) -- William Frisby came up big on both ends of the court in the final seconds to extend Maryland's struggles on the road.
Frisby drew an offensive foul and made two free throws with 0.8 seconds left in overtime to lift Miami to a 75-73 victory over No. 24 Maryland in an Atlantic Coast Conference thriller.
After wins at Duke and at home over Georgia Tech moved the the Terrapins back into the top 25 on Monday, they took a huge step backwards the next day with an 88-73 loss at Clemson. Maryland was unable to regain its momentum in this one.
"It was a great team win and it put us right back in the middle of things in the league," Miami coach Frank Haith said. "We are at 5-5 in the league now. We beat another ranked team and we continue to build our resume."
The victory was the Hurricanes' third in seven meetings against a ranked team this season.
With 1:31 left in overtime and the game tied, 73-73, Frisby's attempted dunk was blocked by Maryland's Nik Caner-Medley. More than a minute later, Frisby cut off a baseline drive by Caner-Medley and drew an offensive foul.
After the Hurricanes (14-7, 5-5 ACC) were unable to inbound the ball to leading scorer Guillermo Diaz, Robert Hite took the entry pass, advanced upcourt but airballed a jumper in the lane. Frisby grabbed the miss and was fouled by Mike Jones just before the buzzer sounded.
"At the time of the rebound, I didn't know how much time was left on the clock," Frisby said. "I wasn't really nervous. I was happy that I was going to have a chance to win the game."
After a discussion and a review of the instant replay by the referees, 0.8 seconds was placed back on the clock.
Frisby, who finished with 15 points, made both free throws and Maryland's last-second attempt went long as Miami improved to 4-3 in the all-time series.
"I thought we were going to win at the end, but we didn't," said Maryland coach Gary Williams, whose team fell to 1-4 on the road in league play this season. "I thought we could have sent it into double overtime but that didn't happen."
Diaz, the ACC's second-leading scorer at 18.4 points per game, gave the Hurricanes a 66-65 lead with 78 seconds left in the second half on a driving layup, but the Terrapins' Travis Garrison rebounded a missed jumper by John Gilchrist on the other end and was fouled with 3.9 seconds. He made both free throws to knot the score at 67-67.
Miami had a chance to end the game in regulation, but Diaz's 32-foot shot that went in did not beat the buzzer.
"The refs said it didn't count, so you have to move on and play overtime," Diaz said.
"I told the team to think of the shot as a miss and be ready to play five more minutes," Haith said.
Diaz scored 27 points, going 9-of-12 from the free throw line, and Hite added 17 and seven rebounds for the Hurricanes, who went 20-of-26 from the stripe for just their second win in six games.
"Miami was able to get to the free throw line and that is how you make up for poor shooting," Williams said.
Despite shooting 21 percent (7-of-34) in the first half, the Hurricanes had a 29-26 lead at halftime. They finished 32 percent (23-of-72).
Chris McCray scored 23 points with four 3-pointers and Jones added 14 and seven boards for Maryland (13-8, 4-6), which shot 38 percent (24-of-63) and committed 19 turnovers.
Trailing by five points early in the second half, McCray was fouled on a 3-point attempt and made all three free throws to make it 37-35 with 17:07 remaining. He added nine points on a 12-4 run that gave the Terrapins their first lead since the opening minutes of the contest at 60-57 with 6:08 left.
McCray finished 6-of-13 from the field and handed out five assists.
"Chris was great," Williams said. "He really stepped it up. He got his looks and he shot it well."
Maryland's top two scorers, Caner-Medley and Gilchrist, combined for just 16 points on 28 percent (5-of-18) shooting. The two entered the game scoring 31 points per game.