By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The No. 6 Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes lost for the first-time this season on Saturday night. They were defeated 63-54 by the New Mexico State Aggies in the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, held at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The Aggies improved to 11-2 on the season. The Hurricanes fell to 10-1 overall.
This is the first-time the Aggies defeated a ranked team in a decade. With the win, they’re now moving onto the Diamond Head Classic Championship game, where they’ll play the USC Trojans on Christmas Day at 6 pm EST on ESPN2.
Zach Lofton led the Aggies with 15 points. He also had nine rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
Lofton was one of three Aggies players in double-figures. A.J. Harris and Sidy N’Dir also scored 10 points each.
Harris also had a rebound, one steal, and one block. N’Dir had five rebounds, one assist, and one steal.
The Aggies had 15 bench points.
Dejan Vasiljevic led the Hurricanes with 15 points. He also had five rebounds, and one assist.
Like the Aggies, the Hurricanes also had three players in double-figures. Bruce Brown Jr. had 13 points and Dewan Huell added 10 points.
Brown Jr. also had seven rebounds, and one assist. Huell added nine rebounds, one assist, and two blocks.
The Hurricanes had seven bench points.
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