Thursday , Feb , 16 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Dudley leads Eagles to victory over ‘Canes in Beantown

Chestnut Hill, MA (Sports Network) – Jared Dudley had 16 points, five assists
and five rebounds to lead No. 13 Boston College over Miami-Florida, 65-54, at
Silvio O. Conte Forum.

Craig Smith had 15 points and nine rebounds and Sean Marshall added 10 points
and six rebounds for the Eagles (21-5, 8-4 ACC), who have won their last five
games.

Robert Hite had a game-high 18 points and Guillermo Diaz, Anthony Harris and
Anthony King each added nine points in the loss for the Hurricanes (14-11,
6-6), who have dropped their last three games.

Boston College had a sloppy first half and trailed 28-22 going into the locker
room.

The Hurricanes held their largest lead of the game after Hite drained one of
two from the charity stripe to make it a 31-22 game a little over a minute
into the second half.

But, Smith was fouled as he put in a layup and hit the free throw to
complete a three-point play and spark a 12-2 run. Sean Williams put in a
jumper with a little over 14 minutes left to give the Eagles a 34-33 lead.

King tied the game back up on the Hurricanes next possession after hitting a
free throw.

But, Marshall drained a trey on Boston College’s next possession and the team
scored the next 16 points capped off by Tyrese Rice’s three-pointer to take
command of the game and held a 50-34 lead with under eight minutes remaining.

Hite drained a trey to stop the bleeding after Rice’s basket, but Dudley
countered with a three-pointer and a layup to put the team up 55-37 with 6:34
left in the game.

Miami hit two three-pointers, sandwiched by two Dudley free throws, to make it
a 57-43 game, but Boston College scored the next four points to put the game
out of reach.

The Hurricanes went on an 11-2 run late in the game, but were unable to
overtake the Eagles lead.

The Eagles had a tough start to the game and committed five turnovers in the
first five minutes. This allowed Miami to build an early 11-4 lead when
Diaz put in a layup with 14:26 left in the first half.

Boston College, though, got its act together and embarked on an 11-4 run of
its own to tie it up at 15 apiece on the strength of a Marshall layup with
under nine minutes left in the first half.

However, Hite put in a layup on the Hurricanes’ next possession and
after Smith missed a layup for the Eagles, Harris pulled down the rebound,
took the ball down the length of the court and drained a trey to give his
squad a 22-17 edge with under six minutes left.

Boston College got the next five points and tied it up after Akida McLain hit
two from the line with 3:22 left.

But Hite drained a three-pointer on the next touch and Diaz hit a jumper at
the buzzer to help give the Hurricanes a 28-22 lead at the break.

Game Notes

The 22 points in the first half was the fewest scored in a half by the Eagles
this season…Boston College outrebounded Miami, 35-28…The Eagles connected
on 47 percent of their shots while the Hurricanes only managed to hit 33
percent from the floor…Rice had seven points…Boston College turned the
ball over 14 times.

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