Miami Wins Charleston Classic, Downs South Carolina 85-70
Nov. 22, 2009
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP)–James Dews scored 22 points and Dwayne Collins added 17 points to go with 15 rebounds, leading Miami past South Carolina 85-70 in the championship game of the Charleston Classic on Sunday night.
Collins was selected as the MVP of the tournament.
Dews finished the night shooting a perfect 3-of-3 from long range, moving into Miami’s top 10 all-time in career three-pointers, having made 126 in his career. Tonight, he moved past James Jones (1999-2003) for sole possession of 10th place.
He would finish the night with a career-high 22 points.
Miami (5-0) outscored the Gamecocks (4-1) 11-5 in the final 2:25 to clinch it. South Carolina led by as many as 11 points in the first half, but Miami came back to take a 34-31 halftime lead.
Miami outrebounded South Carolina 30-16 in the first half.
The Gamecocks played without forward Dominique Archie for most of the game. Archie injured his right knee and left the game with 13:29 to play in the first half and South Carolina leading 9-2. He did not return.
Miami reached the championship game by beating Tulane 74-54 in the opening round and North Carolina-Wilmington 67-60 in the second round.
Charleston Classic All-Tournament Team
Dwayne Collins, Miami (MVP)
Devan Downey, South Carolina
Chad Tomko, UNCW
Dominique Jones, USF
Rodney Green, La Salle