BC Holds Off Canes

Miami shot a dismal 30% from the field Tueday night as they dropped their third game in seven tries. The 'Canes tried to make up for it though with excellent free throw shooting.

Troy Bell scored seven striaght points in a late surge as the Eagles rallied to hand No. 16 Miami its first home loss, 70-65, in a Big East Conference matchup.

Boston College (15-5, 4-3 Big East East) improved to 5-0 on the road, including a 3-0 mark in conference play. The Eagles let a 10-point lead slip away before holding Miami without a field goal over the final 6:16.

James Jones made two free throws as Miami (18-3, 5-3) took a 64-57 lead with 5:46 remaining. The Hurricanes made their first 25 foul shots before Elton Tyler missed the second of a pair for a 65-61 advantage with just under three minutes to go.

Bell, who finished with 25 points, made two free throws to get Boston College within two points before draining a long 3-pointer for a 66-65 lead with 1:47 left. He added a pair from the line 42 seconds later for a three-point cushion.

The Eagles sealed the win when Andrew Bryant drained a pair from the line with 20 seconds left. The Hurricanes missed five shots in the final two minutes.

A basket by Kenny Walls gave Boston College a 49-39 edge with 14:14 remaining. The Hurricanes came alive with a 15-0 run, capped by Darius Rice's layup for a 56-51 advantage with 9:48 left.

BOSTON COLLEGE (70)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Agbai           31   2-4   0-2   0-3  0  4    4
Walls           40  5-15   2-3   1-5  2  3   13
Doornekamp      15   2-2   0-0   0-1  0  3    4
Bell            40  8-16   5-5   1-5  2  1   25
Sidney          38  7-21   3-4  5-10  7  1   18
Watson           2   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Zoellner         1   0-0   0-0   0-1  0  0    0
Bryant          17   1-3   2-4   1-7  0  4    4
Ross            16   0-0   2-2   1-1  0  4    2
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TOTALS         200 25-61 14-20  9-33 11 20   70
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Percentages: FG-.410, FT-.700. 3-Point Goals:
6-25, .240 (Walls 1-6, Bell 4-11, Sidney 1-7,
Bryant 0-1). Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 2
(Agbai 2). Turnovers: 11 (Bell 4, Doornekamp 4,
Agbai, Bryant, Sidney). Steals: 8 (Bell 3, Sidney
3, Agbai, Walls).

MIAMI FLA (65)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Rice            36  5-16   5-5   1-5  2  3   16
Jones           38  4-13   8-8  4-12  1  1   19
Tyler           26   2-5   5-6   2-4  1  3    9
Barnes          31   1-8   0-0   0-1  0  4    3
Salmons         38   2-9   5-5   2-5  5  3    9
Simmons         12   2-3   0-0   0-2  1  3    5
Watson           2   0-1   0-0   0-0  0  1    0
Berumen         12   1-2   2-2   1-2  1  1    4
Djahue           3   0-0   0-0   1-2  0  0    0
Frisby           2   0-0   0-0   0-0  1  0    0
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TOTALS         200 17-57 25-26 11-33 12 19   65
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Percentages: FG-.298, FT-.962. 3-Point Goals:
6-25, .240 (Rice 1-9, Jones 3-5, Barnes 1-6,
Salmons 0-3, Simmons 1-2). Team rebounds: 8.
Blocked shots: 7 (Rice 2, Jones 2, Salmons 2,
Tyler). Turnovers: 17 (Salmons 5, Tyler 4, Barnes
2, Jones 2, Rice, Simmons, Watson). Steals: 6
(Salmons 4, Simmons, Watson).
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Boston College     36   34  -   70
Miami Fla          33   32  -   65
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Technical fouls: None.  A: 5,174. Officials:
Robert Donato, Donnie Gray, Curtis Shaw.

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