Miami Powers Past Florida State, 75-69
Jan. 21, 2009
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Jack McClinton scored a season-high 28 points Wednesday, including three free throws in the final 25 seconds, and the Miami Hurricanes snapped a five-game losing streak in its rivalry with Florida State, 75-69.
Lance Hurdle had a season-high 16 points for the Hurricanes, who overcame a 12-point first-half deficit. Miami used a 22-9 run over the last 7:06 of the first half — including seven McClinton points — to take the 30-29 lead into the break.
Florida State (15-4, 2-2) was led by Toney Douglas, who matched a season-high with 30 points. The Seminoles shot only 39 percent, while the Hurricanes shot 49 percent — including 61.9 percent in the second half.
Hurdle’s 3-pointer with nine minutes left put Miami ahead 53-51 – the fourth and final lead change of the second half. Miami took an 72-67 lead with 1:18 left, then used McClinton’s free throws to seal the win.
Dwayne Collins was among four Hurricanes to score in double figures, posting his third double-double of the season with 10 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Adrian Thomas added 10 points for his third double-figures scoring performance in the last four games.
Miami — who has won seven of its last eight games — returns to the hardwood at home at the BankUnited Center on Sunday versus Virginia Tech at 5:30 p.m.