Total Team Effort
Charlotte6088No. 21 Miami
|Season Stats||Full Broadcast|
|Jim Larrañaga||Ja’Quan Newton|
|Kamari Murphy||Mark Price|
|SCORE BY HALF|
|Cruz Uceda||3-4||Three Players||1|
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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Seven reserves combined for 35 points Saturday to help No. 21 Miami beat Charlotte 88-60 Saturday.
The Hurricanes (7-1) raced to a 40-10 lead after 16 minutes. The 49ers (1-7) lost their fourth straight.
Sheldon McClellan, Miami’s leading scorer this season, did not start because of a nagging lower extremity injury that limited his practice time this week. He had eight points and five assists in 18 minutes off the bench.
Hurricanes reserves shot 13 for 24 (51 percent). The team shot 54 percent from the field, and went 23 for 27 (85 percent) from the free throw line.
Miami is shooting 78 percent from the line this season.
The Hurricanes’ only loss came at home against Northeastern a week ago, and they were determined not to be upset again. Instead they won by at least 24 points for the fourth time.
Ja’Quan Newton led Miami with 14 points and six assists in 26 minutes. Davon Reed added 12, and Tonye Jekiri had eight points and 10 rebounds.
Joseph Uchebo led Charlotte with 12 points. The rest of the 49ers combined to miss their first 22 shots.
The Hurricanes went ahead 37-10 before going 8½ minutes without a field goal, missing nine consecutive shots.
MIAMI POSTGAME NOTES
– Miami opened the game with its third starting lineup of the season: Angel Rodriguez, Ja’Quan Newton, Davon Reed, Kamari Murphy and Tonye Jekiri. Sheldon McClellan wasn’t in the starting lineup due to a lower extremity injury.
– Against Charlotte, nine players scored, marking the eighth-straight game with seven-or-more players scoring. Miami has eight players score once, nine four times and 10 once.
– Miami notched 46 first-half points, the fifth time this season the Canes scored 40+ points in the first stanza.
– The Canes dished out 19 assists as a team against the 49ers, just short of the season-best of 20 against Mississippi State in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
– Head coach Jim Larrañaga has a 568-384 overall record in his 32nd season as a head coach. He is 98-50 in his fifth season at the University of Miami, with a 41-29 mark in ACC play.
– Miami is 7-4 in the all-time series against Charlotte, which dates back to the 1997-98 season. The Canes are 5-1 at home against the 49ers, 1-3 on the road and 1-0 at neutral sites. Miami has won the last five matchups with Charlotte.
– Tonye Jekiri pulled down five first-half rebounds, the seventh time this season he has been halfway to double-digit rebounds in the first 20 minutes. Jekiri ended with 10 boards for the game, his seventh game with 10+ rebounds.
– Ivan Cruz Uceda knocked down three shots from long range, his fifth game with multiple 3-pointers made. He has hit at least three from downtown in three outings.
– Ja’Quan Newton tallied 14 points and has scored double-digit points in seven of eight games after only scoring 10+ in four games as a rookie.
– Newton also recorded a season-best six assists, one more than his five against Louisiana and Mississippi State.
– With five rebounds against Charlotte, Davon Reed has grabbed at least three rebounds in every game.
– Kamari Murphy scored a season-best 11 points, topping his 10 at Nebraska. He also grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Charlotte, topping his best of six vs. Northeastern.
– With one 3-pointer against Charlotte, Angel Rodriguez has knocked down a 3-pointer in every game.
– Sheldon McClellan dished five assists, tying for his career high, which he last recorded at Virginia Tech on March 7, 2015.