Miami 72, N.C. State 64

BY foxsports • March 7, 2009

Jack McClinton overcame a slow start to score 24 points Saturday, and the MiamiHurricanes held North Carolina State without a field goal for more than 12 minutes in the second half and won 72-64. McClinton missed his first seven shots before sinking a 3-pointer early in the second half. He finished 3-for-15 from the field but was 16-for-16 from the line. The Hurricanes (18-11, 7-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) helped their slim hopes of making the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. North Carolina State (16-13, 6-10) is likely out of the mix unless it makes a big splash in the league tournament. The Wolfpack missed 12 consecutive shots during their drought, which began when they led 42-36. Javier Gonzalez ended the streak with a minute left to cut Miami's lead to 63-56. Gonzalez led North Carolina State with 19 points.