Thursday, March 6, 2008

MIAMI 74, BOSTON COLLEGE 61

AP - The Miami Hurricanes ended a run of 13 consecutive losses to Boston College, overcoming an 11-point deficit in the second half to win 74-61 Wednesday.

Jack McClinton and Lance Hurdle led the rally by the Hurricanes (21-8, 8-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who bolstered their chances of making the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2002.
Miami won for the sixth time in its past seven games and improved to 14-2 at home this season, the best home record in school history.

The Hurricanes reached eight victories in the ACC for the first time since joining the league in 2004-05. Their final game before the conference tournament is Saturday at Florida State
Boston College (13-15, 4-11) lost for the 11th time in the past 12 games since beating Miami on Jan. 15.

UM's Jack McClinton looks to pass as Boston College's John Oates, left, and Rakim Sanders defend during the second period Wednesday night, March 5, 2008, at BankUnited Center in Coral Gables. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald)

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