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Miami's Durand Scott (1) slides past Clemson's Milton Jennings (24) for a basket Saturday in Coral Gables, Fla.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Miami coach Jim Larranaga mounted the ladder last and went to the basket hard, scissors in hand. The net came off with one final snip, and he twirled it over his head, then draped it around his neck.
Down to their third try and last chance, Larranaga's Hurricanes came through Saturday. Kenny Kadji scored a season-high 23 points to help sixth-ranked Miami win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship outright by beating Clemson 62-49.
Then came the cutting of the net, a new ritual for Miami's program.
"It's a piece of memorabilia you'll keep with you for a lifetime," said Larranaga, who is in his second year with the Hurricanes. "It's something the players feel is very, very special, because you don't get to do it all the time. Some programs do it almost annually, but we haven't done that here. And when you do anything for the first time, it's very, very exciting."
Miami (24-6, 15-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) tied the school record for victories set in 2001-02, when they went 24-8.
Now comes the ACC tournament in Greensboro, N.C., where Miami will be the top seed.
"That's not the last net I plan on cutting down," Trey McKinney Jones said. "The sky's the limit for us. If we play together, we have so many weapons."
Clemson (13-17, 5-13) has lost six straight and nine of 10.
Florida State 71, NC State 67
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Freshman Devon Bookert scored a career-high 18 points, Michael Snaer added 17 and Florida State (17-14, 9-9 ACC) fought back from an eight-point deficit in the second half to beat North Carolina State.
Scott Wood's 18 points led North Carolina State (22-9, 11-7).
BC 74, Georgia Tech 72
BOSTON - Joe Rahon scored 15 points, including five straight down the stretch, Olivier Hanlan added 14 and Boston College (15-16, 7-11 ACC) used a late 12-0 run to erase a double-digit deficit and close its regular season with a win over Georgia Tech.
Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 16 points and Chris Bolden had 12 for the Yellow Jackets (16-14, 6-12).
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