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Miami Basketball Survives FSU Rally, Wins 67-65

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Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Every single road ACC win is huge.

And the 'Canes got another big time victory tonight, with a 67-65 win over Florida State in Tallahassee.

Sheldon McClellan led UM with 20. Davon Reed chipped in with 14, and Angel Rodriguez 11, including two huge triples down the stretch when FSU was rallying.

Miami led by as many as 13, but the young Seminoles kept fighting back.

FSU even had a chance to win, but a last second three by freshman Dwayne Bacon was well off the mark.

The Hurricanes controlled much of the early action, and took a 37-26 lead to the intermission.

But the final 20 minutes would prove to be hectic, as Devon Bookert, Xavier Rathan-Mayes, and Bacon hit a number of big shots in the final 20 to make things stressful for UM.

But McClellan cooly knocked down his free throws, and the big shots by Rodriguez would prove to be just enough.

The 'Canes improved to 9-3 in ACC play, just one game back of conference leader UNC.

Miami completed the sweep tonight of Florida State in the season series.

Next up they host Virginia Tech on Wednesday at 8 PM.

UM is undefeated so far this season at home in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Much more on tonight's win and Miami Basketball coming up right here on SOTU.

Highlights:

Box Score:

Miami (FL) Hurricanes
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Tonye Jekiri, C 29 3-8 0-0 2-4 2 7 9 0 2 1 3 4 8
Kamari Murphy, F 23 2-3 0-0 0-0 2 7 9 0 0 1 1 1 4
Davon Reed, G 33 6-14 2-7 0-0 2 2 4 2 0 1 1 2 14
Angel Rodriguez, G 31 4-9 3-6 0-0 2 2 4 6 1 0 2 2 11
Sheldon McClellan, G 33 4-14 3-9 9-10 1 3 4 2 1 0 0 2 20
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Ebuka Izundu, C 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0
Anthony Lawrence Jr., F 13 1-3 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 3
Ja'Quan Newton, G 26 1-3 0-0 5-8 0 4 4 2 0 1 4 2 7
James Palmer, G 7 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
21-55 9-24 16-22 11 27 38 13 5 5 13 17 67
38.2% 37.5% 72.7%
Florida State Seminoles
STARTERS MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Boris Bojanovsky, C 27 4-6 0-0 0-0 0 5 5 0 1 5 3 4 8
Montay Brandon, G 19 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0
Xavier Rathan-Mayes, G 30 5-11 2-4 0-0 0 0 0 3 1 0 4 2 12
Dwayne Bacon, G 21 3-7 2-3 1-1 1 5 6 1 1 0 1 3 9
Malik Beasley, G 29 2-10 0-4 2-4 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 1 6
BENCH MIN FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
Chris Koumadje, C 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 3 0
Jarquez Smith, F 9 3-3 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 6
Benji Bell, G 15 2-7 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 6
Devon Bookert, G 29 5-8 3-5 1-3 1 1 2 2 3 0 1 3 14
Terance Mann, G 17 2-4 0-0 0-1 0 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 4
TOTALS FGM-A 3PM-A FTM-A OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
26-57 9-20 4-9 6 24 30 11 7 6 13 21 65
45.6% 45.0% 44.4%