Teams have to make and withstand runs – Doral Academy did both Thursday night, making an early run; withstanding a third-quarter spurt from visiting Carol City; and responding with another run to secure a 51-45 victory over the Chiefs in the region 4-7A quarterfinals.
Duke freshman guard Gary Trent Jr. scored a season-high 30 points and No. 5-ranked Duke needed less than three minutes to erase a 13-point second-half deficit, scoring 18 consecutive points to overtake No. 25 Miami 83-75 on Monday night.
Not only will FIU be making its fourth-ever appearance in a bowl game, but the Golden Panthers will also need to dust off their passports since they’ve been invited to play in the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl on December 21 at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.