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Haith Earns His 100th Victory as Miami Downs North Carolina A&T, 80-59

Dec. 21, 2009

 

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)Malcolm Grant scored 14 points to lead five Hurricanes in double figures as Miami cruised to the 80-59 victory over North Carolina A&T on Monday at the BankUnited Center to give head coach Frank Haith his 100th victory.

Grant hit a pair of three-pointers to extend his three-point streak to all 13 games this season, tying for the second-longest active streak in the ACC.

Dwayne Collins and Durand Scott each finished with 13 points, while James Dews and Cyrus McGowan each scored 10 points.

Miami (12-1) never trailed and opened to a 21-6 lead in the first eight and half minutes of the game. Scott scored eight points during the early run.

Reggie Johnson’s three-point play with 5:23 remaining in the first half increased the Hurricanes lead to 33-13.

The Aggies (4-7) went on a 12-2 run early in the second half to cut Miami’s lead to 52-42 with 12:58 remaining, but Collins responded with UM’s next seven points, including a driving slam dunk with 11:41 left for a 59-45 lead.

Dwane Joshua led North Carolina A&T with 14 points.