Miami Dominates Florida Atlantic, 84-68
Nov. 29, 2004
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Anthony King recorded the first triple-double inschool history and Robert Hite scored a career-high 38 points to lead Miami toan 84-68 win over Florida Atlantic on Monday night.
King’s triple-double included a school- and Atlantic Coast Conference-record13 blocks, eight of which came in the first half. The forward blocked six shotsin the first 4:10, and Miami led 33-30 at halftime.
Miami (2-2) opened the second half with four points apiece from Hite andguard Guillermo Diaz, who scored a career-high 27 points on 11-of-13 shooting.
Florida Atlantic (0-3) cut Miami’s lead to 41-36 on a three-pointer byforward Mike Bell, who led the Owls with 23 points.
The Owls also got to within 51-47 on a basket by guard Tywain McTyer with10:03 remaining, but Hite ignited a 14-2 run by scoring eight of his 28second-half points over a 1:56 stretch.
Florida Atlantic never got closer than 11 points off Miami’s lead afterthat, and King made school history when he grabbed his team-high 10th reboundwith 1:11 left to play.
King also finished with a career-high 11 points.
Miami snapped a two-game losing streak and set season highs in points,rebounds (46), blocks (16), assists (20) and field-goal percentage (49.3percent).
The Hurricanes shot 59.4 percent in the second half, with Hite connecting on11 of 14 field goal attempts.