Miami Holds off Ole Miss, 86-73

Miami Holds off Ole Miss, 86-73

Nov. 30, 2010

Box Score

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -Durand Scott scored 27 points to lead Miami to an 86-73 victory over Mississippi on Tuesday night.

Miami (5-2) nearly wasted a 30-point halftime lead as the Rebels outscored the Hurricanes 26-6 during a late second-half run. Chris Warren hit consecutive 3-pointers, reducing the Miami lead to 79-70 with 4:10 remaining.

Scott converted four three throws in the next 1:25 to secure the Hurricanes’ victory.

Reggie Johnson and Adrian Thomas each scored 17 points for Miami. Johnson also grabbed 10 rebounds.

Warren paced the Rebels (3-2) with 23 points.

Miami led 57-27 at halftime and increased its advantage to 69-38 on Thomas’ 3-pointer with 15:11 remaining in the second half.

The Hurricanes shot 61 percent from the field (23 of 38) in the first half and 7 of 13 behind the arc.

Scott’s jumper with 56 seconds left gave the Hurricanes a 55-25 lead at halftime.