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Canes Off to 3-0 Start with 75-62 Win Over UNF

Canes Off to 3-0 Start with 75-62 Win Over UNF

Nov. 19, 2011


Box Score – Miami vs. UNF Get Acrobat Reader

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Garrius Adams scored 14 points as Miami defeated North Florida 75-62 on Saturday night.

The Ospreys rallied from an 18-point deficit early in the second half and got to within six, at 66-60 on Parker Smith’s 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining.

The Hurricanes (3-0) held North Florida scoreless in the next 1:32 and secured the win as Durand Scott converted four free throws and Kenny Kadji added another foul shot.

Miami converted 20 of 26 free throws, while the Ospreys finished 8 of 14 from the free-throw line.

Travis Wallace scored 16 points, 12 in the second half, for North Florida (1-3).

The loss was the Ospreys’ third straight in their all-time series against Miami, but the result was much closer than the Hurricanes’ 85-63 victory in 2007 and 94-41 rout in 2008.

Held to five points in the first half, Malcolm Grant responded with eight second-half points. Grant hit consecutive 3-pointers in a 37-second span that gave Miami a 48-32 lead with 14:17 to play.

Shane Larkin’s 3-pointer with 12:41 remaining gave the Hurricanes their biggest lead, at 50-32.

Erik Swoope’s basket and two free throws in the first 37 seconds of the second half gave Miami its first double-digit lead, 35-25.

The Hurricanes took the lead for good after outscoring the Ospreys 12-2 during a 1:53 stretch early in the first half. Raphael Akpejiori’s put-back basket with 12:13 remaining ended the spurt and gave Miami a 16-10 lead.

North Florida stayed within striking distance on Jerron Granberry’s second 3-pointer that cut Miami’s lead to 18-15 with 8:15 left.

Granberry finished the first half with four 3-pointers on 4-of-6 shooting from behind the arc, but was held scoreless in the second half. He finished with 12 points.

Adams’ jumper with 40 seconds remaining gave Miami a 31-25 lead at halftime.

  1st 2nd F
UNF 25 37 62
Miami 31 44 75

Team Stat Comparison
  UNF Miami
Points 62 75
FG Made-Attempted 23-57 24-54
FG Percentage 40.4 44.4
3P Made-Attempted 8-21 7-18
3P Percentage 38.1 38.9
FT Made-Attempted 8-14 20-26
FT Percentage 57.1 76.9
Rebounds 37 35
Assists 14 13
Turnovers 13 8

UNF Stat Leaders Miami
Wallace 16 Points 14 Adams
Diaz 9 Rebounds 10 Kadji
Williams 4 Assists 3 Kadji
Williams 2 Steals 1 5 players
1 Blocks 4 Akpejiori

Game Notes
– The Canes starting lineup for tonight was Durand Scott, Malcolm Grant, Erik Swoope, Garius Adams and Kenny Kadji. The Canes have gone with this starting lineup for three straight games.
– Making seven threes in the game, the Hurricanes have made a three-point basket in 314-straight games.
– The Canes are now 3-0 all-time against UNF, defeating the Ospreys 254-166 in those outings (94-41, 85-63, and 75-62).
– Miami is 98-44 at the Bank United Center since the building opened during the 2002-03 season.
– The Hurricanes have won 25 consecutive non-conference games at the Bank United Center and have defeated 40 of their last 43 non-conference opponents at home.
Malcolm Grant has made a three-pointer in 26-straight games dating back to the Dec. 30, 2009 outing against Pepperdine.
Malcolm Grant moved ahead of Dennis Burns and into a tie with Guillermo Diaz for career assists at UM with 238.
Malcolm Grant moves into a tie for ninth with Johnny Hemsley, for career three-pointers made with 164.
– Sophomore Kenny Kadji scored the Canes first four points of the game. Kadji finished the game with nine points and 10 rebounds. The 10 rebounds marks the first double-digit rebounding game by the Canes this season
-Shane Larkin has scored three points in his first possession each of his first two games with the Canes.
– The Canes went on a 12-2 run in the first half from 14:13-12:12.
Malcolm Grant ties Steven Edwards for fourth all-time in Canes history with his 26th consecutive game with a three-point field goal made.
– The Canes have hit at least one trey in 771 of 774 games since the NCAA adopted the three-point shot in 1986.
– The attendance for tonight’s game was 3,483.
– Junior Durand Scott converted on nine of ten free-throw attempts at the free throw line tonight.