Charlie Moore scored 18 points and Miami made six free throws in the closing minute to edge Fordham 72-66 at the Barclays Center on Sunday.
Isaiah Wong added 17 points and Kameron McGusty 15 for the Hurricanes (8-3), who chose to play at the home of the New York Nets because the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament will be there in March.
McGusty had a critical three-point play with 1:46 to go after Fordham's Kam'ron Cunningham hit a pair of 3-pointers to cut a 10-point Miami lead to 63-59.
It was 66-61 heading into the final minute but McGusty, Jordan Miller and Moore were clutch at the line, where the 'Canes finished 15 of 19, 10 of 11 in the second half.
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Chuba Ohams led the Rams (7-5) with 15 points, Antonio Daye added 13 and Darius Quisenberry 12.
Fordham pumped up 38 3-pointers, 21 in the second half, but made just four in each half for 21%. The Rams shot 38% overall, 29% in the second half. Quisenberry was 2 of 11 from the arc and combined with Daye to go 8 of 26 overall and Antrell Charlton was 3 of 12.
Daye hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Fordham a 37-35 lead at the half.
Ohams scored inside to start the second half but the Hurricanes reeled off 16 straight points. Wong had a 3-pointer and a 3-point play and Moore contributed back-to-back baskets.
After a pair of Fordham free throws Miami scored four more pops, taking a 55-51 lead on on Wooga Poplar's layup at the 11:52 mark. Fordham got eight straight as Josh Colon-Navarro cashed on after being fouled on a 3-point attempt and then Antrell Charlton hit a 3 and a jumper.
Wong stopped the charge and Moore scored twice for that last 10-point lead before Cunningham's long-range shots.
Miami takes a four-game winning streak home to face Stetson on Dec. 20.
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