Men's Basketball Ties School Record in Rout of South Carolina State
Dec. 12, 2009
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – James Dews hit a career-high six 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 20 points to lead Miami past South Carolina State, 91-54, on Saturday night.
In its first game since Sunday’s 61-60 loss at Boston College, Miami (9-1) was never threatened after a 14-0 run late in the first half. Dews converted on two of four Hurricanes 3-pointers during the spurt and finished with six behind the arc. Adrian Thomas‘ 3-pointer capped the run with 5:35 left in the half, increasing Miami’s lead to 37-18.
Miami tied a school record with 15 3-pointers, originally set against Georgetown on March 3, 1993.
The Hurricanes made nine 3-pointers in the first half, including four in the opening 6:36 for a 20-8 advantage. Tyvon Williams’ 3-pointer with 10:40 left in the half was the Bulldogs’ final field goal before the Hurricanes’ 14-0 run.
Dwayne Collins, Thomas and Reggie Johnson added 11 points apiece for the Hurricanes, while Collins grabbed a game-high seven rebounds. Malcolm Grant and Durand Scott dished out six assists apiece, and DeQuan Jones and Cyrus McGowan each put up three blocks.
Arsenio Williams led South Carolina State (5-2) with 13 points.