BC Backcourt Tops Canes

The backcourt of Troy Bell and Ryan Sidney continues to give 11th-ranked Miami fits. Bell and Sidney combined for 47 points to lead Boston College to a 76-63 victory over the Hurricanes in a Big East Conference game.

The loss dropped Miami (20-4) out of first place in the East Division at 7-4, one-half game behind Connecticut. Two of its four losses have come against Boston College (16-7, 5-5 Big East East).

Boston College has swept the season series each of the last two years from Miami. In the first meeting January 29 at Miami, Bell scored 25 points and Sidney added 18 in a 70-65 Eagles' victory.

On Sunday, Bell had 24 points and Sidney scored 23 as Boston College led by as many as 17 points and never was threatened in the second half.

Marcus Barnes and John Salmons each had 16 for Miami.

MIAMI FLA (63)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Rice            36  5-13   3-4   0-5  2  4   15
Jones           36   2-9   2-3   1-6  1  5    6
Tyler           23   1-7   1-2   2-3  2  4    3
Barnes          27  6-11   0-0   1-4  0  2   16
Salmons         39  6-10   3-3   0-5  3  3   16
Simmons          8   0-1   0-0   0-0  1  4    0
Watson           5   0-0   0-0   0-0  2  0    0
Schlie           1   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Berumen          2   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Coelho           1   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Djahue           9   1-2   0-0   0-0  0  1    2
Frisby          13   2-3   1-2   1-2  0  3    5
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TOTALS         200 23-56 10-14  5-25 11 26   63
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Percentages: FG-.411, FT-.714. 3-Point Goals:
7-19, .368 (Rice 2-7, Jones 0-1, Barnes 4-8,
Salmons 1-3). Team rebounds: 3. Blocked shots: 5
(Jones 2, Rice, Tyler, Frisby). Turnovers: 14
(Salmons 6, Rice 3, Barnes 2, Tyler 2, Simmons).
Steals: 7 (Rice 3, Frisby, Jones, Salmons,
Simmons).

BOSTON COLLEGE (76)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Agbai           36   2-9  9-11  6-11  0  4   13
Walls           36  3-12   1-2   0-4  2  2    8
Doornekamp      17   1-1   0-0   2-8  0  4    2
Bell            40  5-12 10-10   0-2  6  1   24
Sidney          38  8-15   5-7   3-9  4  1   23
Watson           6   0-1   0-0   0-0  0  0    0
Bryant          21   2-2   2-4   3-5  1  4    6
Ross             6   0-3   0-0   0-0  0  2    0
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TOTALS         200 21-55 27-34 14-39 13 18   76
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Percentages: FG-.382, FT-.794. 3-Point Goals:
7-19, .368 (Walls 1-7, Bell 4-7, Sidney 2-5).
Team rebounds: 6. Blocked shots: 5 (Agbai,
Doornekamp, Bell, Sidney, Bryant). Turnovers: 15
(Agbai 3, Bell 2, Bryant 2, Doornekamp 2, Sidney
2, Walls 2, Ross, Watson). Steals: 5 (Agbai,
Bell, Bryant, Sidney, Walls).
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Miami Fla          23   40  -   63
Boston College     34   42  -   76
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Technical fouls: None.  A: 8,224. Officials: John
Cahill, Jim Burr, Andre Pattillo.

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