CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)-- Tamara James scored 25 points to lead
Miami to a 82-68 victory over Boston College (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today; No. 22 AP) on Thursday
The Hurricanes put together a 25-3 run over the last part of the
first half and the start of the second. James finished off the
spurt with a three-point play to make it 45-31 Miami with 17:41
Lisa Macchia went 9-for-9 from the field and finished with 19
points for Boston College (12-6, 0-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).
Her three-point play with 10:37 remaining cut the lead to 53-46 but
the Eagles couldn't get any closer.
Renee Taylor scored 21 points for Miami (13-4, 3-1).
James scored eight points, including two 3-pointers, during a
12-0 run late in the first half as the Hurricanes overcame a 28-20
deficit. James' second 3-pointer with 1:30 remaining gave Miami its
first lead of the game at 30-28.
Miami began its comeback with full court pressure. Boston
College finished with 29 turnovers.
Boston College enjoyed its biggest lead of the half 24-13 on
Sarah Marshall's short jumper with 7:01 left. Taylor then converted
on a three-point play and James followed with a 3-pointer.