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Walker scores 26 to lead No. 10 Miami past Boston U 69-54

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) A breakout performance by Miami Hurricanes freshman Lonnie Walker IV earned him a congratulatory chest bump from the teammate he replaced.

Bruce Brown Jr., sidelined by a left hand injury, came onto the court during a timeout to join the celebration after Walker sank four 3-pointers in a 4-minute span Tuesday night, helping No. 10 Miami pull away from Boston University, 69-54.

''Since Bruce is down, I had to understand that I had to up my game,'' Walker said.

Making his first career start, Walker scored a season-high 26 points. He shot 9 for 15, went 5 for 7 from 3-point range and added seven rebounds in 28 minutes, also a season high.

He smiled when asked about his chest bump with Brown.

''It was definitely an ecstatic feeling,'' Walker said. ''I was waiting for him. I saw him coming. I saw him excited. He was telling me, `Stay aggressive, shoot the ball, attack the rim.' I had to listen to my older brother.''

Brown is expected to miss one more game before returning.

Dejan Vasiljevic had 15 points for Miami (8-0), which remained unbeaten in non-conference home games since November 2015.

Boston U (3-4) still hasn't beaten a ranked team since 1959, and coach Joe Jones was impressed by the Hurricanes.

''They are a terrific defensive team,'' Jones said. ''Offensively they're still growing, because these guys are young. They're just going to get better and better. They can be a factor in March.''

Boston U never led but was tied at 30 at halftime thanks to a tip-in by Max Mahoney at the buzzer. Walker scored 16 points during a 25-8 run to start the second half that helped the Hurricanes take charge.

''It was a bit of a groove,'' Walker said. ''Confidence exploded up to like 100 percent. The rim got huge. The ball got smaller. Everything was kind of going my way tonight.''

Walker is coach Jim Larranaga's most highly touted recruit at Miami. His point total was the highest by a Miami player this season.

''He was certainly in the attack mode from the very beginning,'' Larranaga said. ''Honestly, he just looked like Lonnie Walker to me. I mean, he scored 26 points and played great, but I've seen him play great a lot. This is just the beginning.''

The Hurricanes shot 52 percent and went 11 for 21 from 3-point range. They rank fourth in nation in scoring defense and held an opponent under 60 points for the sixth time.

Mahoney had 12 points off the bench for Boston U.

INJURIES

Larranaga said Brown has been dealing with a sore hand for weeks and aggravated the injury recently. It will take two to four weeks to fully heal, Larranaga said.

BUGABOO

Miami came into the game shooting 58 percent at the free-throw line and went 8 for 15.

ROUGH HOMECOMING

Terriers guard Cedric Hankerson, a Miami native, went 4 for 17 and scored 10 points.

BIG PICTURE

The Hurricanes have yet to trail in the second half this season.

Jones fell to 0-5 against ranked teams with the Terriers.

UP NEXT

The Hurricanes play at George Washington on Dec. 16. Their next home game isn't until Jan. 7.

''We've got to treat every single game like they're No. 1 in the country,'' Walker said.

Boston U plays at Bethune-Cookman on Friday.

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Key Players
T. Scanlon
B. Brown Jr.
11 G
32.0 Min. Per Game 32.0
12.0 Pts. Per Game 12.0
5.4 Ast. Per Game 5.4
8.2 Reb. Per Game 8.2
36.2 Field Goal % 48.1
35.3 Three Point % 37.5
100.0 Free Throw % 50.0
  Defensive rebound by Dejan Vasiljevic 26.0
  Sukhmail Mathon missed hook shot 28.0
  Defensive rebound by Cedric Hankerson 38.0
  Anthony Lawrence II missed 3-pt. jump shot 40.0
  Defensive rebound by Miami (Fla.) 1:01
  Javante McCoy missed layup 1:03
+ 2 Ja'Quan Newton made floating jump shot 1:33
  Defensive rebound by Dejan Vasiljevic 1:53
  Cedric Hankerson missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:55
  Bad pass turnover on Ja'Quan Newton, stolen by Nick Havener 2:03
  Defensive rebound by Ja'Quan Newton 2:14
Team Stats
Points 54 69
Field Goals 21-65 (32.3%) 25-48 (52.1%)
3-Pointers 7-25 (28.0%) 11-21 (52.4%)
Free Throws 5-8 (62.5%) 8-15 (53.3%)
Total Rebounds 32 35
Offensive 12 7
Defensive 17 26
Team 3 2
Assists 11 10
Steals 9 6
Blocks 0 6
Turnovers 11 15
Fouls 16 13
Technicals 1 0
12 PTS, 4 REB
26 PTS, 7 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo Boston U. 3-4 302454
home team logo 10 Miami (Fla.) 8-0 303969
Team Stats
away team logo Boston U. 3-4 70.5 PPG 36.9 RPG 13.5 APG
home team logo 10 Miami (Fla.) 8-0 73.8 PPG 37.7 RPG 13.3 APG
Key Players
51
M. Mahoney F 12.9 PPG 4.8 RPG 1.2 APG 60.1 FG%
00
L. Walker IV G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
M. Mahoney F 12 PTS 4 REB 0 AST
L. Walker IV G 26 PTS 7 REB 2 AST
32.3 FG% 52.1
28.0 3PT FG% 52.4
62.5 FT% 53.3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Hankerson 33 10 4 3 2 0 2 0 4/17 1/8 1/1 2 2
T. Scanlon 29 9 6 0 3 0 2 2 3/9 3/9 0/0 0 6
J. McCoy 24 6 4 0 1 0 1 3 1/9 1/3 3/4 2 2
N. Havener 20 4 2 2 3 0 2 4 2/6 0/0 0/0 1 1
W. Whyte 23 3 6 1 0 0 0 2 1/5 0/1 1/2 1 5
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Hankerson 33 10 4 3 2 0 2 0 4/17 1/8 1/1 2 2
T. Scanlon 29 9 6 0 3 0 2 2 3/9 3/9 0/0 0 6
J. McCoy 24 6 4 0 1 0 1 3 1/9 1/3 3/4 2 2
N. Havener 20 4 2 2 3 0 2 4 2/6 0/0 0/0 1 1
W. Whyte 23 3 6 1 0 0 0 2 1/5 0/1 1/2 1 5
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
M. Mahoney 19 12 4 0 0 0 3 1 6/10 0/0 0/1 3 1
S. Mathon 13 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 2/4 0/0 0/0 2 0
W. Goff 12 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1/3 1/3 0/0 1 0
E. Johnson 22 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 1/1 1/1 0/0 0 0
K. Chambers 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 0
A. Petcash 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 0
C. Mosely - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Barnes - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 54 29 11 9 0 11 16 21/65 7/25 5/8 12 17
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
L. Walker IV 28 26 7 2 0 0 4 2 9/15 5/7 3/3 0 7
D. Vasiljevic 35 15 5 0 1 1 1 2 6/10 3/6 0/1 0 5
J. Newton 36 9 6 1 3 2 3 1 4/7 0/0 1/2 0 6
D. Huell 20 6 6 1 0 3 0 1 2/4 0/0 2/4 2 4
A. Lawrence II 33 5 2 6 1 0 3 2 1/5 1/4 2/3 0 2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
L. Walker IV 28 26 7 2 0 0 4 2 9/15 5/7 3/3 0 7
D. Vasiljevic 35 15 5 0 1 1 1 2 6/10 3/6 0/1 0 5
J. Newton 36 9 6 1 3 2 3 1 4/7 0/0 1/2 0 6
D. Huell 20 6 6 1 0 3 0 1 2/4 0/0 2/4 2 4
A. Lawrence II 33 5 2 6 1 0 3 2 1/5 1/4 2/3 0 2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB
C. Lykes 20 8 0 0 0 0 2 1 3/5 2/3 0/0 0 0
E. Izundu 19 0 5 0 1 0 1 4 0/1 0/0 0/2 3 2
S. Waardenburg 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 2 0
C. Stowell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Brown Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Miller Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Gak - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 200 69 33 10 6 6 15 13 25/48 11/21 8/15 7 26