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Miami Extends Win Streak To Five

Miami Extends Win Streak To Five

Dec. 18, 2004

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)Guillermo Diaz scored 14 points and Gary Hamiltonrecorded his first career double-double to lead Miami to an 81-50 win overStetson on Saturday.

Hamilton finished with 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds off the benchfor the Hurricanes (6-2). Miami has now won five straight and six of its firsteight under first-year coach Frank Haith.

Miami managed just a 30-23 halftime lead, but used a dominant second half toput the game out of reach.

The Hurricanes opened the half with an 18-5 run, taking a 48-28 lead on athree-point play by guard Robert Hite with 13:52 remaining. Hite scored sevenpoints in that run, including a hanging reverse layup on a lob pass from Diaz.

Stetson would never get closer than within 18 points of Miami’s lead afterthat, and fell behind 70-34 on a basket by freshman guard Antoine Mayhand with5:10 remaining.

Miami shot 63.3 percent in the second half after connecting on just 36.7percent of its field goals in the first half. Stetson shot just 32.1 percent inthe game, including 26.9 percent in the second half.

E.J. Gordon scored a game-high 16 points for Stetson (2-4), which lost itsthird road game in as many attempts this season.