Miami Edges Boston College for First ACC Win
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — (AP)Durand Scott scored 19 points to lead Miami to its first Atlantic Coast Conference win of the season, beating Boston College 72-71 on Saturday night.
Miami (12-5, 1-2) snapped a two-game skid after dropping ACC road games at Duke and Clemson, and improved to 8-0 at home this season and 6-1 in ACC home openers with the win over Boston College (13-5, 3-1).
Trailing 68-67 with 20.9 seconds left, Boston College had a chance to take the lead. But Miami backup center Julian Gamble blocked Reggie Jackson’s drive. Miami’s Garrius Adams then made two free throws for a 70-67 lead.
To avoid a potential tying 3-pointer, Miami put Jackson on the line with 4.1 seconds left. He made one of two, and Miami’s Reggie Johnson grabbed the rebound and made two free throws to make it 72-68.
Jackson made a largely inconsequential 3-pointer at the buzzer to close the scoring.
Adrian Thomas had 13 points for Miami, and Adams added 12.
For BC, Jackson led the way with 19, and Joe Trapani had 14. Corey Raji and Josh Southern each added 13.
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Julian Gamble posted a season- and game-high three blocks — including a key block on a Reggie Jackson layup with 13 seconds remaining in the game with a 68-67 UM lead.
The Hurricanes shot a season-best 93.3 percent from the line, hitting their first nine free throws and finishing 14-of-15 from the line.
In addition, while sharing some of the load at point guard, Adams has gone three straight games without a turnover, his only three games of the season without a turnover.
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