Miami Stumps Stetson, 69-49
Dec. 16, 2009
DELAND, Fla. (AP) – Senior forward Dwayne Collins scored 20 points and matched his season-high with 15 rebounds to lead Miami to a 69-49 victory over Stetson on Wednesday night.
The 6-foot-8, 241-pound Collins overpowered an undersized Stetson frontcourt while playing just 24 minutes. He was 8-for-10 from the floor. Reserve Adrian Thomas added 11 points and four assists for the Hurricanes (10-1).
Freshman guard Ridge Graham scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Hatters (2-6), who also got 11 points apiece from senior guards A.J. Smith and Brandon Williams.
Miami never trailed. A 3-pointer by Brandon Williams got Stetson within four points at 20-16 with 8:09 left in the first half. Collins then scored eight of Miami’s next 16 points to build a 36-25 halftime lead.
A 12-2 Miami run with five different players scoring made it a 54-34 lead with 9 minutes remaining.