BOSTON (CBSMiami/AP) — It wasn’t easy, but the Miami Hurricanes got a much needed ACC win in frigid Boston.READ MORE: Small But Ferocious Hurricane Sam Strengthens Some More
Tonye Jekiri hit four free throws in the closing 54.4 seconds of the second overtime, lifting Miami to an 89-86 win over Boston College in a Monday afternoon makeup of a game postponed by yet another snowstorm in the region.
Sheldon McClellan led the Hurricanes (16-9, 6-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) with 24 points. Davon Reed had 19, Deandre Burnett 13 and Jekiri 12.
Olivier Hanlan scored 11 of his 32 points in the overtimes for Boston College (9-15, 1-11).
Patrick Heckmann added 13 points with eight rebounds, and Dennis Clifford 10 points for the Eagles, who lost their sixth straight.
The game was originally scheduled for Sunday night, but was pushed back after over a foot of snow fell.
The game was tied 15 times before Jekiri was fouled grabbing a rebound by Heckmann, who had missed a driving shot to the basket. After Dimitri Batten’s miss on the ensuing possession, Jekiri hit two more.
The Eagles fouled in the closing seconds and gave themselves a chance, but Hanlan couldn’t get a potential tying 3-point shot off before the horn sounded.
In the first OT, Miami led by one before Hanlan nailed a 3-pointer from the right corner, making it 73-71. He also scored on a jumper in the lane and a fastbreak layup earlier.
The Hurricanes trailed by four, but tied it at 76 on Burnett’s two free throws with 11.5 seconds left.READ MORE: Lines Of Mourners Pay Their Respects Sunday For Gabby Petito
Heckmann front-rimmed a drive to the basket and McClellan fired a desperation half-court shot off the backboard, sending it to double OT.
Late in regulation, Hanlan hit one free throw after a flagrant foul was called on Angel Rodriguez. On the ensuing possession, Aaron Brown was fouled driving to the basket. He hit both free throws, tying it at 66 with 40 seconds to go.
Brown back-rimmed a drive just before the buzzer, sending it to OT.
Despite free admission, there was a sparse crowd — in part due to very limited parking spots on campus because of ongoing snow removal that caused traffic delays around the city.
Miami: Coach Jim Larranaga improved to 8-0 lifetime against BC. … The Hurricanes beat the Eagles 60-56 at home on Jan. 10.
Boston College: The school allowed free entry into the game after Sunday’s cancellation and it was the opener of a doubleheader. B.C.’s women’s team faced North Carolina State in a contest also postponed Sunday.
Miami: hosts Virginia Tech on Wednesday.
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