Brown's Six 3-Pointers Lead Miami over Maryland
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CORAL GABLES, FLA. (AP) – Freshman Rion Brown scored 19 points to lead Miami to a 80-66 victory over Maryland on Wednesday night.
Brown and Malcolm Grant hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the second half as the Hurricanes regained a double-digit lead they enjoyed for most of the first half and the opening minutes of the second. Brown was 6 of 7 from 3-point range.
Grant, who finished with 16 points, made a 3-pointer to put Miami(18-12, 6-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) up 69-56 with 6:06 remaining.
The Hurricanes later scored six unanswered points during a 1:22 span to seal it. Durand Scott‘s basket gave Miami a 75-58 lead with 4:06 to play.
Scott scored 15 points and Reggie Johnson finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds for Miami.
The Terrapins (18-12, 7-8) rallied from a 47-30 deficit early in the second half with a 15-3 spurt. Adrian Bowie and Terrell Stoglin each hit 3s during the run.
Stoglin led Maryland with 20 points.
Maryland brought it within five, 55-50, on Bowie’s 3-pointer with 11:50 remaining. Bowie and Stoglin each hit 3-pointers during the run.
Grant’s six points and Brown’s four-point play keyed the Hurricanes on a 12-0 run midway through the first half. Grant capped the spurt with three free throws after being fouled on an attempted 3-point try for a 23-12 Miamilead with 10:16 remaining.
Garrius Adams‘ jumper with 2:14 remaining gave the Hurricanes their biggest lead of the half 40-25.
Adrian Thomas, a sixth-year Miami senior, scored 12 points in his final regular-season home game.
With the Win, the Hurricanes are now…
Showing the Love
Bringing it in
Hot, Hot, Hot
Conversely, Miami mixed their defensive looks throughout the night keeping the Terrapins off-balance, and forced Maryland into its worst shooting performance of the year, limiting the Terps to just 33.9 percent (21-62).
Spreading the Wealth
Thomas, fifth all-time at UM in threes made, went on to convert three triples on the day. He has hit a trey in 24 of the last 25 games and in 74 of his last 82 games, knocking down three-plus three-pointers 14 times this season and 31 times over his six-year career. He has hit a three in 15 straight for the second-longest active streak in the ACC. With 77 threes, he climbs into ninth place in Miami history in single-season threes, passing Darius Rice, who had 76 in 2001-02.
Malcolm Grant extended his three-point streak to an ACC-long 17-straight games. With 142 career threes in just his second season as Hurricane, Grant is10th place all-time in program history in triples made, while his 81 three-pointers this season are fifth best in Miami history.
That’s a Wrap