CORAL GABLES -- It was just another quiet Tuesday night in the BankUnited Center.
You know, just your average 22-point blowout as Miami's run through the ACC continued in a relatively docile environment.
The 72-50 whipping of Boston College was UM's 10th consecutive victory as the No. 8 Hurricanes (18-3) remained unbeaten in conference play at 9-0. After two close road tests, Miami extended its average home-victory margin to 17.3 with a third-consecutive double-figure victory.
There were also a few empty seats for the first time in a while. The crowd, announced at 5,149, was the first non-sellout in two games at the 7,900-seat BankUnited Center. The 2 p.m. Saturday visit from North Carolina is sold out.
Miami, which hasn't lost since Christmas day, pounded away at the undersized Eagles (10-12, 2-7) before rediscovering a long-range shooting stroke. The rebounding edge was 39-27 ultimately for a long Miami team facing a team without a starter taller than 6-foot-8.
The hosts also shot 48.2 percent against the team with the worst field goal percentage in the league. BC's 36.4 success rate kept the Eagles from leading at any point.
? Four players hit double-digits for Miami, led by Rion Brown who tied a career high with 22. The reserve sharpshooter had 15 after halftime when Miami led by as many as 28. Kenny Kadji added 16 and Durand Scott had 11. Shane Larkin, the national Player of the Week, went for 10 points and five assists.
Miami, winners of every game since Christmas, went straight to exposing the Eagles' lack of size. Taking an 8-2 lead in the first four minutes meant feeding the post with Kadji and Julian Gamble setting the tone with close-in baskets.
UM raced to a 25-10 lead as the rebounds and second-chance points piled up. Miami scored 11 of its 33 first-half points off rebounds.
Boston College only briefly threatened when cutting the UM edge to six early in the second half.
So Miami responded with a reborn perimeter attack.
Kadji then responded by scoring the next 10 Hurricane points, including a 4-point play.
Perimeter shooting was a factor when Miami beat the Eagles 60-59 on Jan. 16. The Eagles stayed in the game by making eight 3-pointers -- four by Lonnie Jackson. Boston College was 5 for 23 on Tuesday and Jackson made 3 of 8 tries.
The Hurricanes also recovered from a 3-for-21 performance behind the arc at N.C. State. Five different players contributed to the 11-for-21 3-point shooting, led by Brown's 5-for-7 night. His point total matched the 22 he scored at Georgia Tech in the Hurricanes' ACC opener.
The only UM players who didn't have a big offensive night were Reggie Johnson and Gamble. After scoring 15, including the game-winning tip-in Saturday, the senior center scored just four on 2-for-6 shooting. Gamble's only two points came in the opening moments.
Boston College, tied with two others at the bottom of the ACC standings entering the night, got 16 from leading scorer Oliver Hanlan. Miami native and Boston College starter Eddie Odio had five points and two rebounds.
The Eagles haven't won consecutive games since beating Holy Cross and Dartmouth at the end of December.
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