Miami Downs North Carolina State, 80-65
Feb. 10, 2007
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -Jack McClinton and Anthony Harris scored 18 points as Miami snapped a seven game losing streak with an 80-65 victory over North Carolina State on Saturday.
Harris scored 11 of his points in the final 4:41 for Miami’s first win since defeating Maryland 63-58 Jan. 10.
Trailing by 16 with 7:50 left, the Wolfpack scored 11 unanswered points in the next 2:40. Ben McCauley scored six of the points and his short jumper ended the run, reducing the Miami lead to 63-58.
But Harris’ 3-pointer ended the Hurricanes’ scoring drought and ended North Carolina State’s comeback bid.
Miami is 10-15 and 3-8 in the conference.
Ben McCauley scored 19 points to lead North Carolina State (13-10, 3-7).
After the Wolfpack’s Courtney Falls hit a 3-pointer to tie at 33-33 in the opening seconds of the second half, the Hurricanes responded with a 12-3 run during a 4:35 span. Brian Asbury’s short jumper capped the run to put Miami ahead 45-36 with 14:30 remaining.
Asbury ended a 7-0 spurt with a 3 pointer to give the Hurricanes their biggest lead to 63-47 with 7:50 left.
Except for a North Carolina State 7-6 advantage early in the game, Miami led nearly the entire first half. McClinton scored 12 points in the first 20 minutes, including two 3-pointers and a running jumper at the buzzer to end the half.