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Miami Falls to Michigan 74-53

Miami Falls to Michigan 74-53

Nov. 30, 2005

Final Stats

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Dion Harris had 16 points to lead five players in double figures as Michigan beat Miami 74-53 Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Wolverines (4-0) pulled away with an 18-3 run, taking a 50-33 lead midway through the second half.

Guillermo Diaz finished with 21 points and Gary Hamilton had nine points and seven rebounds for the Hurricanes (4-3).

Michigan’s Lester Abram scored 14, Daniel Horton had 13, Courtney Sims scored 12 and reserve Chris Hunter added 11 points.

The Wolverines led just 31-26 at halftime after seven ties and five lead changes. The game was closely contested early in the second half before the decisive burst.

Diaz led a rally with eight straight points for Miami, but Horton made two 3-pointers and an assist to put Michigan ahead 62-42.

Miami made 19 turnovers, clearly missing point guard Anthony Harris, who is out with an injured right foot.

The Wolverines outrebounded the Hurricanes 42-27, getting 18 points on offensive rebounds.

Different players performed well in spurts for Michigan.

In the first half, Harris hit consecutive 3-pointers to give Michigan a five-point lead. After the game was tied, Hunter scored seven straight to give the Wolverines their largest lead up to that point.

Several players contributed to Michigan’s second-half run, and Horton ended any comeback hopes Miami had.