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 (14-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) last beat the Seminoles on Jan. 29, 2006.
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.
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 failed to score on three consecutive possessions before McClinton’s free throws sealed the win.