No. 22 Miami Routs North Carolina A&T
Dec. 23, 2007
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.
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.
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.