Miami ends frustration vs. Boston College

Jack McClinton overcame a slow start to score 21 for Miami, which had lost 13 straight to Boston College.

Associated Press

Jack McClinton overcame a slow start to score 21 for Miami, which had lost 13 straight to Boston College.

CORAL GABLES — Miami ended a run of 13 losses to Boston College, overcoming an 11-point deficit in the second half to win 74-61 Wednesday.

Jack McClinton and Lance Hurdle led the rally as the Hurricanes (21-8, 8-7 ACC) won for the sixth time in their past seven games and improved to 14-2 at home, the best home record in school history.

The Hurricanes reached eight victories in the ACC for the first time since joining the league in 2004-05. Their final game before the conference tournament is Saturday at Florida State.

"Can I start politicking right now?'' coach Frank Haith said of the NCAA Tournament. "The primaries are going on."

McClinton, the league's leading 3-point shooter, had no field goals in the first 29 minutes. He then made four 3-pointers and finished with 21 points.

NO. 6 DUKE 86, VIRGINIA 70: Gerald Henderson scored 19 and the visiting Blue Devils set up a showdown against top-ranked North Carolina for the ACC title on Sunday. The Cavaliers, playing their third game in five days, were no match for Duke's depth.

SEC

No. 16 VandY 86, Miss. St. 85, OT: Shan Foster hit his final nine 3-pointers, the last with 2.7 seconds left in overtime, and scored a career-high 42 as the Commodores rallied. Vanderbilt finished 19-0 in Memorial Gym, where it has won 32 of 33. West champion Mississippi State needed a win to have any chance at the overall league title.

UK 71, South Carolina 63: Joe Crawford had a career-high 35 points for the visiting Wildcats, who have won 10 of 12 heading into Sunday's regular-season finale against Florida. Crawford, averaging 16.5 points, nearly matched that in the first half.

Georgia 59, Auburn 54: Billy Humphrey made four free throws over the final 13 seconds to help the visiting Bulldogs snap a five-game losing streak in a matchup of last-place teams.

LSU 80, ALABAMA 74: The host Tigers rallied from a seven-point halftime deficit.

Big East

NO. 19 ND 68, ST. JOHN'S 55: Luke Harangody scored 20 and the Irish became the first Big East team to go undefeated at home in conference play in consecutive seasons. Notre Dame's Big East home streak is 18, two shy of the league record set by Pitt over three seasons, ending in 2004. The Irish's overall home streak is 37, one shy of the school record set from 1943-48.

Syracuse 85, Seton Hall 73: Donte Greene had 19 points and 13 rebounds and the visiting Orange outrebounded the Pirates 54-29 to snap a three-game skid. Seton Hall did clinch a berth in the conference tournament with the St. John's loss.

Top 25

No. 2 Memphis 72, SMU 55: Derrick Rose scored 19 and the Tigers finished unbeaten on the road for the first time since 1960-61, going 10-0.

No. 10 Wis. 77, Penn St. 41: Marcus Landry scored 15 and the host Badgers clinched at least a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. Wisconsin can win the conference outright Saturday at Northwestern.

No. 18 Indiana 69, Minn. 55: Eric Gordon scored nine of his 20 during a 12-0 late run for the host Hoosiers. Indiana is tied with Purdue for second in the Big Ten. D.J. White sounded like he will not use his final year of eligibility at Indiana. "I'll miss it a lot," he said. "Playing in front of 17,000. A lot of great players come through this program and for the fans to love me like they do means a great deal to me."

State

HOUSTON 73, UCF 68: Marcus Malone hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left for the host Cougars after the Knights (16-13, 9-6

C-USA) had cut it to 69-68.

Nation

MISSOURI 81, IOWA ST. 75, 2OT: DeMarre Carroll had a career-high 26 points and eight rebounds and scored six in the second OT for the host Tigers.

Oklahoma 68, Oklahoma St. 56: Tony Crocker scored a career-high 25 and the visiting Sooners snapped the Cowboys' five-game winning streak.

Texas A&M 71, Baylor 57: The visiting Aggies avenged a five-overtime loss on Jan. 23.

DETROIT: Perry Watson resigned after 15 seasons as coach. Watson, 57, went 258-185 with three Horizon League titles.

Women

No. 19 K-STATE 61, Kansas 50: Shalee Lenning had a career-high 29 points and added 16 rebounds to help the visiting Wildcats clinch a share of the Big 12 regular-season title. Kansas State became the first in Big 12 history to finish last one year and win the conference the next.

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