Miami 70, Boston College 66

BOSTON (AP) -- Yalonda McCormick scored 14 of her 23 points in

the final six minutes, leading No. 24 Miami to a 70-66 win over

20th-ranked Boston College on Saturday.

Tamara James scored 11 points, and Shaquana Wilkins and Hutashi

Wilson each had 10 each for the Hurricanes (13-1), who were coming

off their first loss of the season after opening with 12 straight


Jessalyn Deveny led the Eagles (12-2) with 17 points. Kathrin

Ress and Clare Droesch added 12 points apiece.

Amber Jacobs, BC's leading scorer, was held to just two points

on 1-for-10 shooting, and the Eagles committed a season-high 26


The smaller Hurricanes took the lead for good at 49-46 when

McCormick hit a 3-pointer from the left side with 5:47 left.

After two free throws by Deveny cut the deficit to 51-50,

McCormick hit another 3, making it 54-50 with 4:15 left.

BC didn't come closer than three points the rest of the way.

When the Eagles did close within 61-58, McCormick scored on a

driving basket with 59 seconds left.

Miami, which entered the Top 25 on Jan. 5 for the first time

since the 1992-93 season, lost to Villanova 58-55 on Wednesday.

BC, which nearly equaled its season high of turnovers for a game

with 16 in the first half alone, overcame its sloppy start with an

11-0 run over the final 2:45 to take a 29-27 halftime lead.