Noles Fall to 0-3 in ACC Play, Miami 72-59

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Posted at 12:20 AM, Jan 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-10 00:20:00-05

Coral Gables, FL (AP) -- Sheldon McClellan scored 20 of his 21 points in the second half, and No. 12 Miami beat  Florida State 72-59 on Saturday night.

Ja'Quan Newton had 13 points for the Hurricanes (13-1, 2-0 ACC), who have won seven in a row. Davon Reed added 12 points.

Miami never trailed.  Florida State (10-5, 0-3) has lost three games in a row, all in the ACC.

Reed went 3 for 3 from 3-point range to help Miami to a 32-24 halftime lead. He went 0 for 8 from beyond the arc in his three previous games,

McClellan missed all four of his field-goal attempts in the first half, and then took over. He went 7 for 7 in the second half, including two 3s.

Miami center Tonye Jekiri had eight points, 10 rebounds and perhaps the play of the game on a dunk with 14:49 left in the first half.

Jekiri, a 7-foot senior, grabbed a rebound and quickly dribbled to the front court, where he faced pressure from Florida State guard Devon Bookert. Instead of waiting for a teammate, Jekiri turned the corner and went in for a two-handed slam.

Florida State came in with some impressive performers, including the top two freshmen scorers in the ACC, Dwayne Bacon (17.2) and Malik Beasley (17.0), and the league's assists leader, Xavier Rathan-Mayes (5.7).

But they were all held in check against Miami. Beasley had 13 points, Bacon finished with 10 points, and Rathan-Mayes had four assists.