La Salle vs Miami (Fla.)

Miami 76, La Salle 59

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Shane Larkin and Durand Scott scored 18 points each to lead Miami to a 76-59 victory over La Salle on Wednesday night.

Miami took the lead for good with a 16-2 run midway through the second half. Larkin keyed the surge with consecutive 3-pointers. The second of those, with 8:32 remaining, gave the Hurricanes (9-3) their first double-digit lead at 57-47.

Erik Swoope's basket with 7:02 remaining ended the spurt and increased Miami's lead to 61-47.

Tyrone Garland's layup with 6:46 left ended a scoring drought of 3:40 for the Explorers. Garland scored a game-high 20 points to lead LaSalle (9-3).

Scott and Larkin combined to score 26 points in the second half.

Trey McKinney Jones and Kenny Kadji finished with 14 points each for the Hurricanes, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Miami lost the final two games of the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii against Arizona and Indiana State on Dec. 24 and 25.

The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for La Salle, which was attempting to start a season at 10-2 for the first time since 1989-90.

The Hurricanes rallied from a six-point deficit at halftime and outscored the Explorers 10-2 in the first 3:15 of the second half. Scott's layup with 16:55 remaining ended the early second-half spurt and gave Miami a 40-38 lead.

The Explorers broke open a close first half with a 12-0 run during a late 2:17 stretch. Ramon Galloway hit two 3-pointers and Garland converted three short jumpers during the surge. Garland's basket with 2:03 remaining in the half ended the run and gave the Explorers a 36-25 lead.

Miami cut the lead to 36-30 at halftime on Julian Gamble's layup and Larkin's 3-point play.

La Salle made 6 of 13 3-pointers in the first half but managed only 1 of 8 behind the arc in the second half. Galloway also was held scoreless as he missed all four of his attempts.

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La Salle Explorers
J. Wright, F202-62-34156
S. Zack, C164-70-08048
T. Duren, G391-92-43315
R. Galloway, G384-110-084412
S. Mills, G360-72-22132
T. Garland2610-160-021120
D. Peterson212-50-01016
R. Brown20-10-00000
G. Hunt20-00-01010
Totals 23-626-933102059
 37.1%66.7% 
Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes
K. Kadji, F264-95-7112314
J. Gamble, F212-32-48016
D. Scott, G395-108-940118
S. Larkin, G366-153-453018
T. McKinney Jones, G355-90-040114
E. Swoope231-12-44124
R. Brown141-40-00122
R. Akpejiori30-00-00000
T. Jekiri30-00-01000
Totals 24-5120-284071076
 47.1%71.4% 
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Syracuse8-716-1286
Georgia Tech7-816-1289
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Pittsburgh4-1015-1260
Clemson4-1114-1361
NC State4-1215-1499
Boston College2-139-19205
 
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