Miami knocks off Florida Atlantic 85-69


Published: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 9:31 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 5, 2009 at 9:31 p.m.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Dwayne Collins scored 24 points as Miami closed its non-conference schedule with an 85-69 victory over Florida Atlantic on Monday night.

Collins scored 18 points in the second half, including 12 straight during a stretch that ended with a short jumper, to give Miami (11-3) a 75-60 lead with 4:37 left.

Jack McClinton finished with 20 points and moved past Mike Wittman for 14th place on Miami's career scoring list with 1,327 points.

Carderro Nwoji led Florida Atlantic (4-11) with 20 points but fouled out with 8:10 remaining in the game.

McClinton's 3-pointer gave Miami a 50-38 lead with 15:04 remaining, but Florida Atlantic ran off eight unanswered points in the next 2:01.

Paul Graham's two free throws with 13:02 left capped the run and reduced Miami's lead to 50-46. The Hurricanes responded with a 13-2 run in the next 5:13.

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