Grant Leads Miami Over Florida Gulf Coast
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Malcolm Grant posted his second 20-point performance of the season to lead Miami to an 87-75 victory over Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday night at Alico Arena.
Reggie Johnson added his fourth double-double of the season for the ‘Canes with 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks. Adrian Thomas had 12 points off the bench as five Hurricanes finished in double-figure scoring for the third time in six games this season.
Anthony Banks scored 21 points and Reed Baker 20 for Florida Gulf Coast (2-3).
Miami hit 10 of 20 3-pointers in the first half to take a 50-39 lead. Grant hit five treys in the first half and finished with a career-high six, hitting at least one 3-pointer in 13 straight games – the second-longest active streak in the ACC, behind Florida State’s Deividas Dulkys, who has hit a 3-pointer in 14 straight games. Florida State was idle Saturday.
The Hurricanes finished with 13 3s, just two shy of the school record.
Holding the Eagles scoreless for a 4:40 stretch in the first half, Miami went on a run of 11 unanswered points and led 28-17.
Miami’s biggest lead was 17 in the second half. FGCU drew within seven but no closer.
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