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Hurricanes Hurdle St. John's, 70-64

Hurricanes Hurdle St. John's, 70-64

Jan 14, 2004

Box Score

NEW YORK (AP)Robert Hite scored 18 points and Guillermo Diaz added 15 forMiami in a 70-64 victory over St. John’s on Wednesday night in the last BIG EAST regular-season meeting between the schools.

Darius Rice added 14 points for the Hurricanes (11-5, 1-1), who trail 13-16in the all-time series with St. John’s, including 11-14 in Big East games.Miami leaves for the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.

Elijah Ingram and Grady Reynolds each had 16 points for the Red Storm (4-9,0-3), who lost their third straight and fell to 2-5 under interim coach KevinClark. Freshman Darryll Hill added 14 points.

Reynolds had all the points in a 6-2 run that gave St. John’s its biggestlead of the first half, 27-21 with 4:37 left. Hite went 4-for-5 from the freethrow line and had six points as the Hurricanes closed the half with a 13-6 runto take a 34-33 lead.

Carron Clarke’s 3-pointer with 10:49 to play gave Miami a 53-47 lead. Ingramthen had five points as the Red Storm went on a 9-1 run to go up 56-54 with9:08 left. William Frisby scored all six of his points during a 12-3 run thatgave Miami the lead for good and the Hurricanes were up 66-59 with 3:57 to go.St. John’s got as close as 66-62 on a free throw by Ingram with 1:22 to play.