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No. 22 Hurricanes Hammer Pirates, 81-43

Feb 21, 2004

Box Score

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)Tamara James scored 22 points, and No. 22 Miamiopened each half with big runs to rout Seton Hall, 81-43 Saturday.

The victory was Miami’s fourth in a row and gave the Hurricanes their first20-win season since 1992-93.

Miami scored the first 12 points of the game and sealed the victory with a22-1 run to start the second half, pushing the lead to 63-19.

The Hurricanes (20-4, 9-4 Big East) also closed the first half on an 8-0run. That came after Seton Hall missed 14 of its first 17 shots and wentscoreless for nearly seven minutes following the opening tip.

The Pirates trailed 70-25 with 9:54 left to play.

LaNedra Brown scored 15 points to lead Seton Hall, which shot 27 percent andturned the ball over 26 times.

The Pirates (14-10, 6-7) have lost three of five, scoring 42 points or fewerin each of the losses.

James was one of four Miami players in double figures. She was 8-of-9 fromthe floor and perfect in six trips to the free throw line.

Chanivia Broussard added 18 points. Yalonda McCormick and Melissa Knight had13 apiece.