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Hurricanes Rally Past Minnesota to Improve to 8-0

Hurricanes Rally Past Minnesota to Improve to 8-0

Dec. 2, 2009

Box Score | Postgame Notes | Postgame Quotes (Miami) | Postgame Quotes (Minnesota)

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -Freshman Durand Scott scored a season-high 20 points, including consecutive breakaway baskets in the final minute, and the Miami Hurricanes remained unbeaten by rallying past Minnesota 63-58 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday.

The Hurricanes (8-0) won their 15th consecutive non-conference regular season game. They’ve started a season with eight wins in a row four other times, most recently two years ago.

Minnesota (4-3) lost its third game in a row.

Malcolm Grant scored 16 points off the bench for the Hurricanes, and James Dews added 11. Lawrence Westbrook had 14 points for the Gophers.

The lead changed hands five times in the second half before Dwayne Collins scored with 1:54 left to put Miami ahead for good, 55-53. Minnesota then committed three consecutive turnovers, and two led to easy baskets by Scott to put Miami up 61-53.