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No. 22 Miami Routs North Carolina A&T

Dec. 23, 2007

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jack McClinton scored 17 points to lead five Hurricanes in double figures as the No. 22 Miami men’s basketball team defeated North Carolina A&T, 95-64, on Sunday to stretch its season-opening win streak to 12 games.

James Dews and Raymond Hicks each finished with 16 points for the Hurricanes, who are two games shy of the school record for victories to open a season set in 2001-02.

The Hurricanes opened the game on a 17-0 run in the first 5:07 and were never threatened.

Down 45-25 at halftime, the Aggies (5-7) got no closer than 47-32 after James Porter’s field goal 2:55 into the second half.

The Hurricanes countered with an 18-4 run in the next 5:09. Dews scored eight points, including two 3-pointers, during the spurt.

Austin Ewing led North Carolina A&T with 14 points.

Brian Asbury scored four points, and Lance Hurdle and Dews hit 3-pointers in Miami’s game-opening run.

Steven Rush’s 3-pointer and Ed Jones’ 3-pointer helped the Aggies run off eight straight points and reduce Miami’s lead to 17-8 with 12:50 remaining in the first half. But Dwayne Collins scored five points in a 14-3 spurt, giving the Hurricanes their first 20-point advantage of the half, 32-11. Jimmy Graham’s short field goal capped the run with 5:40 left.

Hurdle’s reverse layup with 3:44 remaining increased the lead to 39-15, Miami’s largest of the half.

The Hurricanes, whose non-starters contributed 54 points in the win, led by as many as 35 points and shot a season-high 58.1 percent from the field.

Hicks and Anthony King pulled down a game-high seven rebounds apiece, while Collins added 12 points and a game-high three blocked shots.