Miami Defeats Bethune-Cookman to Improve to 13-1

Miami Defeats Bethune-Cookman to Improve to 13-1

Dec. 30, 2009

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)James Dews scored 12 points to lead the Miami men’s basketball team over Bethune-Cookman, 73-55, on Wednesday night at the BankUnited Center.

Dews, Garrius Adams and Malcolm Grant each hit 3-pointers during a 13-2 spurt, which helped Miami build a 33-21 lead late in the first half. Grant’s conversion behind the arc with 3:30 remaining capped the run.

Adams, Dews and Grant also hit 3-pointers in the first 7:59 of the second half, helping the Hurricanes (13-1) increase their lead to 49-31.

Grant has converted a three-point basket in all 14 games this season — the second-longest active streak in the ACC and tied for the 10th longest in school history. 

The Wildcats (7-6) stayed within striking distance of the Hurricanes most of the first half. Jarrell Thomas’ 3-pointer with 7:24 left cut Miami’s lead to 20-19.

Reed led Bethune-Cookman with 19 points.

Durand Scott dished out a game-high eight assists for the Hurricanes and added eight points, while Dwayne Collins and Reggie Johnson grabbed seven rebounds apiece.

Unbeaten in its first 13 non-conference games this season, Miami will play at Pepperdine on Sunday before resuming league play against Wake Forest on Jan. 9.