No. 6 Florida 72, Georgetown 62
LAHIANA, Hawaii (AP) _ Mike Miller went 5-for-5 from 3-point range and scored 18 points to lead No. 6 Florida to a 72-62 victory over Georgetown on Wednesday in the third-place game of the Maui Invitational.
The Gators (3-1) struggled from long range in their 60-58 opening-round win over Utah State and their 79-68 loss to No. 22 Purdue in the semifinals, going a combined 11-for-49.
Miller was 2-for-10 in those games and his last 3 against Georgetown (2-2) gave the Gators the lead for good at 58-55 with 4:25 to play.
Kenyan Weaks scored on a tip-in with 3:15 left for a 60-55 lead, and Florida closed out the game by going 12-for-14 from the free-throw line.
Miller was the only Gator to solve the shooting woes, however, as the rest of the team went 2-for-13 from beyond the arc.
Georgetown, which lost to No. 4 North Carolina 85-79 in the semifinals, went up 49-42 with 13:12 to play when Anthony Perry made the last of his four 3-pointers in the second half. Weaks scored on a baseline floater and Miller hit a 3 to make it 49-47 with 11:00 left.
A dunk by Donnell Harvey pulled Florida to 51-49 with 10:16 left and neither team scored for the next 4:28 as the toll of three games in as many days in the a very hot Lahaina Civic Center seemed to be taking its toll.
Harvey had 14 points for Florida, while Udonis Haslem had 13 and Weaks 10. Harvey and Matt Bonner each had nine rebounds, while Miller grabbed eight as Florida outrebounded the Hoyas 41-33.
Kevin Braswell finished with 23 points for the Hoyas, while Perry had 19 and Jameel Watkins 10.
Georgetown shot 39 percent from the field (22-for-57), including 8-for-24 from 3-point range.