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Kadji Notches Double-Double in Canes' 76-61 Win

Kadji Notches Double-Double in Canes' 76-61 Win

Dec. 22, 2011

 

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) –Kenny Kadji scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Miami pulled away in the second half to beat Charlotte 76-61 on Thursday night.

Durand Scott added 14 points and Reggie Johnson and Rion Brown added 11 each for the Hurricanes (7-4), who made up for the absence of leading scorer Malcolm Grant by shooting 54 percent (27 of 50) from the field and hitting 8 of 19 3-pointers.

All-ACC guard Grant was out of the lineup due to a death in his family.

Charlotte (7-3) managed to keep things close early, leading twice in the first five minutes – the last at 9-6 on two Braswell free throws with 14:53 to go in the first half. It then tied it at 18 on K.J. Sherrill’s free throw with 8:02 left until halftime.

The Hurricanes then took the lead on Trey McKinney Jones’ 3-pointer from the corner. Miami then closed out the half on a 13-6 run to lead 31-24 at the break.

The 49ers opened the second half with a 12-6 run, capped by Derrio Green’s 3-pointer with 16:24 left in the second half, to cut the Hurricanes’ lead to 37-36.

However, Miami responded by hitting five straight 3s – two by Kadji – during a 21-10 run to push its lead to 60-43 with 8:06 remaining.

Charlotte got no closer than nine points the rest of the way.

Chris Braswell finished with 12 points for the 49ers, who shot just 32.2 percent (19 of 59) – including 8 of 23 on 3-pointers, in snapping their five-game winning streak.

 

  1st 2nd F
Miami 31 45 76
UNC-C 24 37 61

Team Stat Comparison
  Miami UNC-C
FG 54% 32.2%
3FG 42.1 34.8
FT 77.8 71.4
Rebounds 38 30
Assists 11 10
Turnovers 13 8

Miami Stat Leaders UNC-C
Kadji 18 Scoring 12 Braswell
Kadji 10 Rebounds 7 B raswell
Scott 4 Assists 4 Henry
Kadji
Johnson
2 Block 1 Sherril
Larkin
McKinneyJones
1 Steals 3 Henry

Game Notes
– Starters for the game were Shane Larkin, Durand Scott, Trey McKinney Jones, Kenny Kadji and Reggie Johnson. This was the first time Coach Larranaga used this starting lineup.
– Johnson made his first start of the season against the 49ers, the 41st of his career.
– Larking made his first start since the game against Memphis on Dec. 6.
Malcolm Grant left Charlotte prior to the game to tend to an urgent family matter and did not play in the game.
– Senior DeQuan Jones made his season debut in the game against Charlotte. Jones’ first points were a three-point play, as he was fouled on a layup then made the free throw. Jones ended the night with seven points, six rebounds and a block.
Kenny Kadji recorded Miami’s first double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The game marked his fourth-straight double-digit scoring night. He was 7-of-9 from the field, including 2-of-3 from distance. Kadji also recorded a pair of blocks in 32 minutes.
– Kadji has hit eight three pointers in the past three games, including two against Charlotte. Kadji also had a three-point play against the 49ers.
Rion Brown drained a trio of three pointers, increasing his total to seven treys in the past two games. Brown ended the game with 11 points.
Trey McKinney Jones posted his seventh game with multiple three-pointers, hitting a pair against Charlotte on his way to seven points.
– All seven guys who played more than 17 minutes scored at least seven points in the game.
– The Canes have shot better than 50 percent in back-to-back games, shooting 54 percent (27-50) at Charlotte and 62 percent (31-50) against FAU.
– Miami also shot better than 40 percent from distance in those two games hitting 8-of-19 (42.1%) at Charlotte and 14-of-20 (70%) vs. FAU.
– UM shot better than 70 percent at the free throw line for the first time since the game against UMass. Against the 49ers, Miami was 14-of-18 (77.8%) and vs. the Minutemen, the Canes were 27-of-36 (75%).
– Miami is now 3-4 overall against Charlotte.