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Hurricanes Knock Off FAU in Orange Bowl Basketball Classic

Hurricanes Knock Off FAU in Orange Bowl Basketball Classic

Dec. 19, 2009


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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) -Three Hurricanes scored in double figures and the Miami men’s basketball team built a big rebounding advantage to beat Florida Atlantic 87-69 on Saturday in the Orange Bowl Basketball Classic.

James Dews scored 15 points in the first half, when Miami built a 43-23 lead. Dwayne Collins posted his second-straight double-double with 17 points and a game-high 14 rebounds for the Hurricanes, who enjoyed a 55-31 edge on the boards. Durand Scott added 13 points and four assists for UM.

Miami had 24 offensive rebounds and shot 8-for-16 from 3-point range.

The Hurricanes improved to 11-1, with their lone loss a one-point defeat at Boston College on Dec. 6. They won for the 19th time in 20 games against the Owls.

Raymond Taylor had 23 points and seven assists for Florida Atlantic, which fell to 5-5. The Owls ran off 10 consecutive points early in the second half and closed the margin to 45-35 but could get no closer.

The Hurricanes return home to Coral Gables to play host to North Carolina A&T on Mon., Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m.