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Kameron McGusty's 27 helps Miami stop 6-game skid

Field Level Media
06 Mar 2021, 11:40 GMT+10

Kameron McGusty scored a game-high 27 points and Nysier Brooks added a career-high 21 points, leading the host Miami Hurricanes to an 80-76 win over the Boston College Eagles in an Atlantic Coast Conference game on Friday night.

Miami (8-16, 4-15 ACC), which also got 13 of Anthony Walker's 17 points in the second half, snapped a season-worst, six-game losing streak despite having just six scholarship players available due to injuries.

Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga is 13-3 against BC since arriving at Miami.

Boston College (4-15, 2-11) lost its second straight game in what was the regular-season finale for both teams. The Eagles were led by James Karnik, who had 15 points.

Also for the Eagles, CJ Felder added 10 points and a game-high six blocks before fouling out, and Makai Ashton-Langford had 13 points and a game-high eight assists. Felder entered the game ranked third in the ACC with 2.1 blocks per game.

The Eagles' Jay Heath, coming off a career-high 28 points on Wednesday against Florida State, shot 4-for-16 and was held to 10 points -- five below his season average.

Miami's Isaiah Wong was limited to nine points on 3-for-11 shooting. He entered the game ranked fifth in the ACC in scoring (17.4).

Brooks' 16 first-half points helped Miami take a 34-31 lead into the break. Brooks combined with McGusty to score 28 of Miami's 34 first-half points.

The Eagles took their first lead of the game with 17:52 left in the second half, 38-37, on a 3-pointer by Frederick Scott. But Wong followed with a 3-pointer of his own -- his first basket of the night -- on the game's next possession to start a 7-0 Miami run.

Boston College's next lead was 53-52 on a Heath 3-pointer with 10:29 left. But Miami again answered, this time with a 14-4 run.

Back came the Eagles with an 11-0 run, taking their final lead of the game, 68-66, on two Karnik free throws with 3:40 left.

McGusty scored the game's next seven points on a layup, two free throws and a 3-pointer, and the Canes held on from there.

Neither team shot better than 43 percent from the floor, with Miami slightly better (42.9 to 41.9).

--Field Level Media

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