The Virginia Cavaliers are currently suffering their longest losing streak since 2010, as a lack of offense continues to haunt them. Bruce Brown hit a three-pointer with 23.8 seconds left to give the Miami Hurricanes a 54-48 upset win over the Cavaliers in overtime on Monday night. Virginia, who dropped to 18 in the new AP rankings, falls out of a tie with the Hurricanes, into seventh in the ACC, with their fourth straight defeat. Miami has now won three in a row, sitting in sixth place at 9-6. Brown scored 14 points to lead Miami, while Kamari Murphy and Dejan Vasiljevic added 10 points apiece. The Cavaliers are now just 8-7 in conference play, getting 15 points from Devon Hall in the loss. They did blow an 11-point lead that was built on a 12-0 run, as the cold-shooting team went six minutes without a field goal after the run. They will look to snap their skid on Saturday on the road against lowly NC State.
Late Goal Gives Panthers Exciting Win Over Blues
The Florida Panthers have used a hot two-week stretch to pull themselves right in to the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. They've done so by topping legitimate contenders around the league, including on Monday, as Vincent Trocheck scored with just under five seconds remaining, giving the Panthers a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. The victory moves them past the Toronto Maple Leafs by a point for the final Eastern Conference Wild Card spot. James Reimer made 26 saves, as Jonathan Marchessault also scored, helping the Panthers to a perfect 5-0 road trip. That is their first perfect road trip of at least that many games in franchise history. Meanwhile, their goalie, Reimer, has now won five straight decisions, and has gone 6-0-1 since January 7th. Florida is virtually tied with the Boston Bruins for third place in the Atlantic Division, but Boston holds the tiebreaker due to them having a game in hand. Kyle Brodziak scored the lone goal for St. Louis, who is just three points ahead of the Nashville Predators for third place in the Central Division.
Jaguars Deal Julius Thomas to Dolphins
The NFL off-season moves kicked off on Monday evening, as the Miami Dolphins reportedly acquired tight end, Julius Thomas, from the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars got a 2017 seventh-round pick in the deal, which won't be made official until the beginning of the new NFL year on March 9th. In a separate trade, the Jaguars sent left tack, Brandon Albert to Miami for a 2018 seventh-round draft pick. The two teams had reportedly been in trade talks over the past week, and the initial idea was an Albert-for-Thomas trade straight up. Thomas will be in Miami today to meet with his new club, while Albert is expected in Jacksonville at some point this week. Thomas will be reuniting with Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, as they also paired up with the Denver Broncos. During his time under Gase as his offensive coordinator, Thomas recorded 108 catches for 1,277 yards, and 24 touchdowns in two seasons.