Miami blitzes Alcorn State

Compiled from Times wires
Published November 15, 2006

CORAL GABLES - Jack McClinton scored 21 to lead Miami to a 96-57 win over Alcorn State on Tuesday.

Miami went on a 19-0 run in the first half and held Alcorn State without a field goal for 12 minutes. Miami led 27-22 at the 10-minute mark of the first half before scoring the next 19.

The Hurricanes led 51-25 at halftime. Alcorn State missed 15 consecutive shots before Delvin Thompson made a layup at the 17:33 mark of the second half.

Miami shot 52 percent from the floor while holding Alcorn State to 34 percent.

Brian Asbury's 15 first-half point paced the Hurricanes in the early going. Miami's Anthony Harris tied a career-high with 10 assists.

Thompson lead the Braves with 13 points.


NO. 2 UNC 103, SACRED HEART 81: Tyler Hansbrough had 29 points and nine rebounds and the No. 2 Tar Heels pulled away in the second half in the opening round of the NIT Season Tip-Off. Hansbrough hit 11-of-14 shots and routinely scored over double teams. The Tar Heels advanced to play tonight against Winthrop, which defeated Iona 57-38.

WAKE FOREST 86, BUCKNELL 83, OT: Kyle Visser scored a career-high 26 and freshman Ishmael Smith hit two clutch 3-pointers as the Deamon Deacons overcame a 12-point deficit in Lewisburg, Pa. Smith's first 3-pointer opened an 83-78 lead with about two minutes left in overtime. Wake's Harvey Hale forced OT with two free throws.

VA. TECH 95, W. FLORIDA 47: A.D. Vassallo scored 26, Deron Washington had 18 and Zabian Dowdell 17 and host Virginia Tech scored enough points in the first half to win for the second consecutive game. The Hokies led 53-26 at halftime and outscored the Argonauts 42-21 in the second half. West Florida, which counted the game as an exhibition, was led by Lucas Evangelista with 11 points.

Big East

NO. 4 PITT 67, DELAWARE ST. 50: Ronald Ramon's 3-pointer finished off a first-half run that gave the host Panthers an early lead before they wore down Delaware State with their depth. Aaron Gray scored nine of his 17 points during the run that gave Pittsburgh a 23-11 lead.

NO. 16 MARQUETTE 87, DETROIT 45: Dominic James scored 20 points for Marquette in the quarterfinals of the CBE Classic in Milwaukee. Marquette advances to play Texas Tech or Arkansas-Little Rock on Monday in Kansas City.

PROVIDENCE 96, FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON 71: Herbert Hill tied his career high with 22 points, hitting 10 of 11 shots from the field for the host Friars in Rhode Island.

W.VA. 87, SLIPPERY ROCK 37: Freshman Da'Sean Butler scored 15 points and Joe Alexander added 14 in Morgantown to lead the host Mountaineers to their largest margin of victory since a 125-64 win over St. Bonaventure in 1991. West Virginia hit 14 3-pointers, including 10 in the second half as Slippery Rock had 25 turnovers.

NORTHWESTERN 49, DEPAUL 39: Craig Moore scored 10 points and hit a key 3-pointer with 1:53 remaining for the host Wildcats in Evanston, Ill.

NOTRE DAME 92, LAFAYETTE 60: Russell Carter scored 20 points and Notre Dame turned 26 Lafayette turnovers into 31 points in the consolation round of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Indianapolis.


NO. 25 TENNESSEE 87, UNC-WILMINGTON 75: JaJuan Smith scored a career-high 21 for the Vols in the South Region championship of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Nashville. Tennessee will play Butler on Nov. 22 in the semifinals at New York.

W. KENTUCKY 70, GEORGIA 67: Courtney Lee scored 24 and the Hilltoppers closed the game with a 15-2 run to stun the host Bulldogs. Georgia led 65-55 on Rashaad Singleton's layup with 6:02 remaining but had only one field goal the rest of the way. Meanwhile, Georgia guard Channing Toney, son of former NBA player Andrew Toney, said he will transfer after being suspended from the opener for academic reasons.

OLE MISS 69, LA.-LAFAYETTE 54: Clarence Sanders scored 22 points in Oxford, as the host Rebels improved to 2-0 for the first time in six years.


JACKSONVILLE 77, SAINT LEO 73: Marcus Allen scored 20 points as host Jacksonville ended a 25-game skid dating to December 2005, when it beat North Florida for its only win in a 1-26 season. Richard Blue led the Lions with 19 points.


FSU 84, FORDHAM 34: Sophomore Britany Miller led the Seminoles with 12 points in Bronx, N.Y.

NO. 10 LSU 70, VA. TECH 40: Sylvia Fowles scored 14 points for the Tigers in Baton Rouge.

NO. 25 TEXAS 74, TEXAS STATE 55: Tiffany Jackson scored 23 points in Austin as Jody Conradt coached her 999th game for the host Longhorns.