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Miami Beats Clemson 56-45 To End 3-Game Skid

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CORAL GABLES (CBSMiami/AP) -- Raining 10 3-pointers is one way to snap a three-game losing streak. Well, that's exactly what the Miami Hurricanes did against Clemson on Sunday, winning 56-45. 

Clemson had won four in a row.

The Hurricanes trailed early in the second half before scoring 13 consecutive points, and led the rest of the way.

Junior Tonye Jekiri tied a career high with 16 rebounds with five blocked shots for Miami (15-8, 5-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). Ivan Cruz Uceda had 10 points off the bench.

Donte Grantham and Jordan Roper scored 10 points apiece for Clemson (14-9, 6-5).

The Tigers missed their final 12 shots and finished at 33 percent, including 5 for 20 from 3-point range. Their offensive frustrations culminated trailing by seven points in the final three minutes, when they missed five shots before committing a turnover - all during a single possession.

Clemson lost despite holding an opponent below 40 percent shooting for the fifth game in a row, the team's longest such streak since at least 1964.

Miami guard Angel Rodriguez's recent shooting slump continued, but he had his first two baskets of the game, a steal and an assist during the Hurricanes' run that turned a 28-27 deficit into a 40-28 lead. He fed McClellan for an alley-oop dunk that made it 44-30.

Clemson cut the deficit to 46-43 before Manu Lecomte made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions - his only baskets of the game. McClellan shot 6 of 8 from the floor, including 3 of 5 from 3-point range.

The Hurricanes went 6 1/2 minutes without a field goal in the first half, but Cruz Uceda made three consecutive 3-pointers to put them ahead 18-15. Clemson led 25-24 at the half.


Clemson: Leading scorer Jaron Blossomgame took just five shots and had only six points, seven below his average.

Miami: The Hurricanes won on Shane Larkin bobblehead night, with the former Miami guard in attendance and mugging for the cheering crowd during a timeout.


Clemson plays host to No. 10 Notre Dame on Tuesday.

Miami plays at Wake Forest on Wednesday

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