Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Boston College stops No. 15 Miami 70-65


Bell scores 25 to lead Eagles

The Associated Press

        MIAMI — Troy Bell scored 25 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:47 left, and Boston College beat No.15 Miami 70-65 Tuesday night.

        The Eagles scored the final nine points and held the Hurricanes to one field goal in the last 9:49.

        “This is a big momentum-builder,” Bell said. “A win like this on the road really helps our confidence.”

        Boston College (15-5, 4-3 Big East) beat the Hurricanes (18-3, 5-3) for the third consecutive time and snapped their four-game winning streak.

        Miami lost at home for the first time after 11 wins in a row.

        The Hurricanes made their first 25 free throws and rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half with a 15-2 run to lead 56-51. The margin reached 64-57 with 5:46 to go.

        Big East scoring leader Bell had 18 points in the first half, then was held scoreless in the second half until he made two free throws with 2:39 left. That cut Miami's lead to 65-63, and his 3-pointer on the Eagles' next possession put them ahead to stay.

        The Hurricanes shot only 30 percent and missed 13 of their final 14 shots.

        BOSTON COLLEGE(15-5) — Agbai 2-4 0-2 4, Walls 5-15 2-3 13, Doornekamp 2-2 0-0 4, Bell 8-16 5-5 25, Sidney 7-21 3-4 18, Watson 0-0 0-0 0, Bryant 1-3 2-4 4, Ross 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 25-61 14-20 70.

        MIAMI(18-3) — Rice 5-16 5-5 16, Jones 4-13 8-8 19, Tyler 2-5 5-6 9, Barnes 1-8 0-0 3, Salmons 2-9 5-5 9, Simmons 2-3 0-0 5, Watson 0-1 0-0 0, Berumen 1-2 2-2 4, Djahue 0-0 0-0 0, Frisby 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-57 25-26 65.

        Halftime—Boston Col. 36, Miami 33. 3-Point goals— Boston Col. 6-25 (Bell 4-11, Walls 1-6, Sidney 1-7, Bryant 0-1), Miami 6-25 (Jones 3-5, Simmons 1-2, Barnes 1-6, Rice 1-9, Salmons 0-3). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—Boston Col. 39 (Sidney 10), Miami 41 (Jones 12). Assists—Boston Col. 11 (Sidney 7), Miami 12 (Salmons 5). Total fouls— Boston Col. 20, Miami 19. A—5,174.

       



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