Monday, January 28, 2008

CANES HOLD SERVE

MIAMI 75, #25 CLEMSON 72

Jack McClinton scored 16 points, including three dramatic 3-pointers, as Miami defeated Clemson 75-72 on Sunday.

The victory snapped a three-game losing streak for the Hurricanes (15-4, 2-3). McClinton hit three consecutive 3-pointers over a 1:23 span late as Miami rallied from a six-point deficit.


McLinton's third 3-pointer with 1:07 left gave the Hurricanes the lead for good, 66-65.

Demontez Stitt led the Tigers (15-5, 3-3) with 15 points, while James Mays finished with 14. Dwayne Collins led Miami with season-high tying 18 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.
The good news for Tigers' coach Oliver "Lou Gossett, Jr." Purnell was that the Tigers were 15-20 from the charity stripe. That's a very un-Klimpsonish 75%.

Clemson center Raymond Sykes (nice guns!), left, drives up against Miami center Anthony King during the first half of a basketball game Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

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