Sunday, February 10, 2008

HURRICANED HOKIES

MIAMI 74, VIRGINIA TECH 71
Jack McClinton scored 15 of his 19 points in the second half Saturday and Miami ended a three-game skid with a 74-71 victory at Virginia Tech, the Hurricanes' first road win in the ACC in more than a year.

The Hurricanes (16-7, 3-6 ACC) led throughout the second half by dominating the backboards, 35-20, and repelling every attempt by the Hokies to rally with six 3-pointers in the second half and clutch free-throw shooting. The victory was Miami's first on the road in the ACC since it won 63-58 at Maryland on Jan. 10, 2007.

Virginia Tech (14-10, 5-5) closed to within 50-47 with 8:40 to play, but McClinton hit a 3-pointer to double the lead. He also sparked a 5-0 run with another 3 after the Hokies pulled to 58-53 with 6:16 left, getting the stunned crowd hopeful.

JUSTIN COOK / AP

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