Men's Basketball Slips at West Virginia
Dec. 10, 2011
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – Darryl “Truck” Bryant scored a career-high 27 points and West Virginia’s defense put the clamps on Miami for a 77-66 nonconference victory Saturday night.
For the Mountaineers (6-2), it was their second straight victory in about 48 hours after upsetting Kansas State in double overtime Thursday night. Miami (5-4) lost for the fourth time in its last five contests. The Hurricanes started the season 4-0.
The Canes led the entire first half, taking a 37-35 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
Miami then scored only three free throws over the first nine minutes of the second stanza, trailing 60-42 with 10:55 remaining, when Garrius Adams scored a tip-in, the Canes’ first field goal of the period.
In the game, Miami outscored West Virginia off the bench, 26-20, but came up short 14-24 in points in the paint.
– Miami started its fourth lineup of the season as Malcolm Grant, Durand Scott, Trey McKinney Jones, Erik Swoope and Kenny Kadji took the court for the tip. Only Grant and Scott have started all nine games this season.
– Kenny Kadji drained a pair of three pointers in the first half and one in the second stanza, on his way to 15 points for the game. Prior to the matchup with the Mountaineers, Kadji was 0-2 this season from long range.
– Larkin was 1-2 at the free throw line, after starting his career 11-of-11 from the stripe.
– Miami took the 5-2 lead less than three minutes into the game, and didn’t give it up until 18:44 in the second half, when WVU hit four-straight free throws to tie the game, then take the 39-37 lead.
– Miami led by two at the half, but a scoring drought of no field goals for the first nine minutes of the second half put the Canes down 60-40.
– Malcolm Grant has made a three-pointer in 32-straight games dating back to the Dec. 30, 2009 outing against Pepperdine.
– Grant totaled 17 points in the game at West Virginia. Grant has scored in double digits in eight of Miami’s nine games this season.