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Miami rallied for a 58-54 victory in the ACC / Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday at the Watsco Center. The Boilermakers led 32-14 at halftime but shot just 20.7 percent in the second half to fall to the Hurricanes.

Kameron McGusty scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half, and Miami rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit to hand Purdue its third straight road loss in the annual Challenge event.

Miami (3-0) closed the game on a 31-10 run — after being down by as many as 32-12 late in the first half — for the Hurricanes’ largest halftime-comeback victory over the last 20 seasons, according to Elias Sports Bureau.

McGusty hit two free throws with 1:36 left to give Miami its first lead since 1-0. He added a three-point play on the Hurricanes’ next possession for a four-point advantage.

Miami was held to 14 points in the first half, tying the record for fewest in a half in a ACC/Big Ten Challenge game. But the Hurricanes made 11 of 12 two-point shots to start the second half, and McGusty sank Miami’s first 3-pointer, in 16 tries, with 4:59 remaining to get within 50-45.

Miami was without guard Chris Lykes after he injured his ankle against Stetson. Lykes is averaging 15.5 points per game.

Zach Edey, a 7-foot-4 freshman, scored 15 points for Purdue (3-2) despite fouling out with 3:11 left. Trevion Williams also fouled out with eight points and seven rebounds.

Brandon Newman scored Purdue’s opening seven points during a 15-0 run to build a double-digit lead after the first four minutes of the game. The Boilermakers led 32-14 at the half after holding the Hurricanes to 5-of-22 (22.7%) shooting, including 0 of 10 from 3-point range.