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No. 6 Miami remains undefeated, downs GW 59-50

WASHINGTON (AP) Miami coach Jim Larranaga is staying on the Hurricanes while they keep piling up wins.

Dewan Huell had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 6 Miami used a fast start to beat George Washington 59-50 on Saturday.

One of six remaining unbeaten teams in Division 1 entering the weekend, the Hurricanes (9-0) ripped off 13 of the game's first 15 points on their way to a 21-point lead. The scrappy Colonials pulled within seven with 13:53 remaining, but the rally fizzled down the stretch.

George Washington (5-6) outrebounded the bigger Hurricanes 44-39, but shot 18.5 percent (5 for 27) from the field in the first half and 30.2 percent overall. Miami ranks second nationally in scoring defense and field goal defense.

''I thought our defense in the first half was really outstanding,'' Larranaga said. ''I thought in the second half our defense on the first shot was pretty good, but they offensive rebound like crazy.''

Jair Bolden had 13 points and Terry Nolan Jr. scored 10 for the Colonials, who used a 17-3 run overlapping halftime to cut Miami's lead to 35-28.

Asked about the key to preventing George Washington from getting closer, Huell said: ''Not let them get multiple opportunities at the rim or off the offensive glass.''

Seated next to his leading scorer, Larranaga chimed in. ''Yeah, they only got 17 (offensive rebounds),'' he said.

Arnaldo Toro had 13 rebounds - four offensive - for the Colonials.

''We started the first half a little bit slow,'' Toro said. ''We were able to pick that up.''

Playing its first game since Dec. 5, Miami shot 41 percent from the field, including a 5-for-21 day from beyond the arc. The Hurricanes made at least half of their field-goal attempts in seven of their first eight games.

Lonnie Walker IV had 13 points for Miami, which is 9-0 for the first time since the 2007-08 team opened the season with 12 consecutive wins.

The matchup wrapped up a home-and-home series. Miami won 72-64 last season.

''I felt great coming into the game, confident - and then you go 5 for 27 in the first half and miss a bunch of open shots,'' Colonials coach Maurice Joseph said. ''That's how it's going to be sometimes, but our guys are starting to realize their potential if we start games the way we talk about starting games.''

INJURIES

Bruce Brown Jr. started for Miami after missing the previous game with a left-hand injury.

''I was surprised he played today,'' Larranaga said. ''We were told it would be three weeks. Bruce came after a week and said I don't want to sit out.''

Permission from the team doctors soon followed. The Hurricanes' third-leading scorer and assist leader had three points on 1-of-6 shooting with three assists.

ROAD WARRIORS

With a neutral site tournament in Hawaii during Christmas Week and two ACC road games also coming up, Miami will not play at home again until Jan. 7 against Florida State.

HAPPY HOMECOMING

Larranaga spent 14 years in the D.C. area as head coach at George Mason and famously led the Patriots to the 2006 Final Four.

BIG PICTURE

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

The Colonials fell to 0-2 against ranked teams this season.

UP NEXT

The Hurricanes venture outside the U.S. mainland for the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. They open the tournament on Friday against Hawaii, followed by a matchup Saturday against either Davidson or New Mexico State.

George Washington hosts New Hampshire on Friday.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
  Defensive rebound by Miami (Fla.) 7.0
  Jair Bolden missed 3-pt. jump shot 9.0
+ 1 Dejan Vasiljevic made 2nd of 2 free throws 12.0
+ 1 Dejan Vasiljevic made 1st of 2 free throws 12.0
  Personal foul on Bo Zeigler 12.0
  Personal foul on Terry Nolan Jr. 13.0
  Defensive rebound by Anthony Lawrence II 15.0
  Yuta Watanabe missed jump shot 17.0
  Lost ball turnover on Anthony Lawrence II, stolen by Terry Nolan Jr. 18.0
  Personal foul on Bo Zeigler 20.0
+ 1 Bo Zeigler made 2nd of 2 free throws 21.0
Team Stats
Points 59 50
Field Goals 25-61 (41.0%) 19-63 (30.2%)
3-Pointers 5-21 (23.8%) 4-18 (22.2%)
Free Throws 4-8 (50.0%) 8-12 (66.7%)
Total Rebounds 39 44
Offensive 10 17
Defensive 27 25
Team 2 2
Assists 13 8
Steals 6 6
Blocks 4 3
Turnovers 7 11
Fouls 14 12
Technicals 0 0
15 PTS, 12 REB
13 PTS, 5 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo 6 Miami (Fla.) 9-0 322759
home team logo Geo. Wash. 5-6 153550
Team Stats
away team logo 6 Miami (Fla.) 9-0 71.8 PPG 35.8 RPG 12.9 APG
home team logo Geo. Wash. 5-6 63.5 PPG 36.3 RPG 11.4 APG
Key Players
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D. Huell F PPG RPG APG FG%
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J. Bolden G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
D. Huell F 15 PTS 12 REB 0 AST
J. Bolden G 13 PTS 5 REB 3 AST
41.0 FG% 30.2
23.8 3PT FG% 22.2
50.0 FT% 66.7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Huell 15 12 0 7/12 0/0 1/2 1 31 0 1 1 3 9
D. Vasiljevic 10 1 0 3/8 2/6 2/2 0 17 0 0 1 0 1
J. Newton 8 4 3 4/9 0/0 0/0 2 30 1 0 1 0 4
A. Lawrence II 5 9 3 2/5 1/2 0/0 3 31 0 1 1 1 8
B. Brown Jr. 3 3 3 1/6 0/3 1/2 2 38 3 0 1 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Huell 15 12 0 7/12 0/0 1/2 1 31 0 1 1 3 9
D. Vasiljevic 10 1 0 3/8 2/6 2/2 0 17 0 0 1 0 1
J. Newton 8 4 3 4/9 0/0 0/0 2 30 1 0 1 0 4
A. Lawrence II 5 9 3 2/5 1/2 0/0 3 31 0 1 1 1 8
B. Brown Jr. 3 3 3 1/6 0/3 1/2 2 38 3 0 1 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Walker IV 13 5 3 6/14 1/7 0/2 3 27 1 1 1 2 3
C. Lykes 3 0 1 1/5 1/3 0/0 2 12 0 0 1 0 0
E. Izundu 2 3 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 14 1 1 0 3 0
C. Stowell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
R. Miller Jr. - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Gak - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. Waardenburg - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 59 37 13 25/61 5/21 4/8 14 200 6 4 7 10 27
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bolden 13 5 3 5/16 2/8 1/2 2 37 2 0 2 2 3
T. Nolan Jr. 10 6 2 3/6 2/5 2/2 2 35 4 0 4 3 3
Y. Watanabe 9 8 2 3/12 0/2 3/6 0 37 0 2 0 3 5
P. Steeves 6 6 1 3/11 0/0 0/0 2 28 0 1 2 3 3
A. Toro 6 13 0 3/12 0/3 0/0 2 32 0 0 1 4 9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
J. Bolden 13 5 3 5/16 2/8 1/2 2 37 2 0 2 2 3
T. Nolan Jr. 10 6 2 3/6 2/5 2/2 2 35 4 0 4 3 3
Y. Watanabe 9 8 2 3/12 0/2 3/6 0 37 0 2 0 3 5
P. Steeves 6 6 1 3/11 0/0 0/0 2 28 0 1 2 3 3
A. Toro 6 13 0 3/12 0/3 0/0 2 32 0 0 1 4 9
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Zeigler 6 0 0 2/3 0/0 2/2 4 17 0 0 1 0 0
J. Williams 0 1 0 0/2 0/0 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1
J. Mazzulla 0 3 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 1 2 1
L. Sasser - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Mitola - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Granger - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Jack - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Langarica - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 50 42 8 19/63 4/18 8/12 12 200 6 3 11 17 25