Hurricanes Open Homestand With Victory Over FIU 76-50
Dec. 12, 2008
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)–James Dews had 15 points, Jack McClinton scored 12 and No. 25 Miami routed crosstown foe Florida International 76-50 on Friday night.
Michael Dominguez had 15 points and six rebounds for the Golden Panthers, who had a few hundred fans make the short drive only to be quieted by the orange-and-green clad Hurricanes’ home crowd.
Hobbled by injuries to all five starters, Florida International (4-6) was outmanned and overmatched by Miami. The Hurricanes (6-2) kept the pressure on, wearing down the Golden Panthers with an up-tempo style and holding the Golden Panthers to 30 percent shooting from the floor (16 of 53).
Rios hit a pair of 3-pointers to cap a 17-2 Miami run in the first half as the Hurricanes took the 42-26 lead into halftime.