Lykes leads Miami to season-opening win over Lehigh, 83-62
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami opened its season with a noticeable absence but still found sufficient contributions for a convincing victory.
Chris Lykes scored a career-high 22 points as the Hurricanes defeated Lehigh 83-62 Friday night. Anthony Lawrence finished with a double-double 19 points and 12 rebounds and DJ Vasiljevic scored 16 points for Miami.
Miami forward Dewan Hernandez, the team's top returning scorer, did not play. According to a statement released by the university, Hernandez will be withheld from competition as the school and the NCAA review his eligibility.
''I don't have any idea,'' Miami coach Jim Larranaga said of Hernandez's possible return. ''We're just waiting for his eligibility to be reviewed.''
Hernandez, who officially changed his last name from Huell during the offseason, declared for the 2018 NBA draft but did not retain an agent. Hernandez withdrew from the draft to return to Miami for his junior season.
''We won't know until that decision is made as to what the next step is for us,'' Larranaga said.
The Hurricanes built an 18-point lead midway through the first half then withstood a Mountain Hawks rally that cut Miami's advantage to 53-47 with 12:24 remaining in the second half.
Lykes scored five unanswered points on a 3-pointer and two free throws and Lawrence's layup stretched Miami's late to 60-47.
''We had guys step up,'' Lykes said. ''That's what this team is all about.''
Sam Waardenburg and Ebuka Izundu also scored in double figures for the Hurricanes with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
''Of course we wanted to put it away early in the second half,'' Lawrence said. ''We didn't want to play around with our opponent. Second half they cut it down to six so we had to pick it up.''
Lance Tejada scored 19 points for Lehigh (1-1).
''Unfortunately we dug ourselves in such an early hole,'' Lehigh coach Brett Reed said. ''I thought our awareness and communication was really poor. I do give our guys credit for being able to have enough poise to put it together.''
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Hernandez's absence also resulted in additional playing time for redshirt freshman forward Deng Gak. Gak blocked three shots and finished with six rebounds in 14 minutes.
Tejada, of nearby Miramar, Florida, scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half. The senior guard missed six of his first seven shots before rebounding with 6-of-12 shooting in the second half. ''The halftime allowed him to settle down and find some of his opportunities,'' Reed said.
Lehigh: The Mountain Hawks are 1-6 against ACC teams since 2011-12. After a 75-70 upset of Duke in the 2012 NCAA tournament, Lehigh has lost twice against Pittsburgh and Virginia and against Syracuse and Miami.
Miami: Lykes is expected to increase his offensive production after the departures of Lonnie Walker IV and Bruce Brown to the NBA. The sophomore guard attempted a career-high 17 shots in Friday's opener.
''I feel more comfortable,'' Lykes said. ''These guys have trust in me same way I have trust in them.''
Lehigh: The Mountain Hawks will play their home opener against Marist on Tuesday.
Miami: The Hurricanes face Stephen F. Austin Tuesday in their second of a season-starting three game home stretch.
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|19:38||Offensive rebound by Anthony Lawrence II|
|19:21||Dejan Vasiljevic missed 3-pt. jump shot|
|19:21||Defensive rebound by Kyle Leufroy|
|19:16||+2||Kyle Leufroy made jump shot||2-0|
|19:21||+3||Anthony Lawrence II made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Dejan Vasiljevic||2-3|
|19:04||Lance Tejada missed layup|
|19:02||Offensive rebound by James Karnik|
|18:29||James Karnik missed layup, blocked by Anthony Lawrence II|
|18:27||Defensive rebound by Chris Lykes|
|18:17||+3||Chris Lykes made 3-pt. jump shot||2-6|
|18:08||+3||Kyle Leufroy made 3-pt. jump shot||5-6|
|18:08||Personal foul on James Karnik|
|18:08||+1||Anthony Lawrence II made 1st of 2 free throws||5-7|
|18:08||+1||Anthony Lawrence II made 2nd of 2 free throws||5-8|
|17:44||Traveling violation turnover on James Karnik|
|17:44||+3||Sam Waardenburg made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Ebuka Izundu||5-11|
|17:02||James Karnik missed jump shot, blocked by Ebuka Izundu|
|17:00||Defensive rebound by Ebuka Izundu|
|16:55||Jordan Cohen missed jump shot|
|16:53||Defensive rebound by Ebuka Izundu|
|16:41||+3||Dejan Vasiljevic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Anthony Lawrence II||5-14|
|16:25||Pat Andree missed 3-pt. jump shot|
|16:23||Defensive rebound by Chris Lykes|
|16:09||+2||Ebuka Izundu made alley-oop shot, assist by Chris Lykes||5-16|
|16:03||Lance Tejada missed 3-pt. jump shot|
|16:01||Defensive rebound by Anthony Lawrence II|
|15:58||Chris Lykes missed 3-pt. jump shot|
|15:56||Offensive rebound by Ebuka Izundu|
|15:54||Ebuka Izundu missed dunk|
|15:52||Defensive rebound by Kyle Leufroy|
|15:42||Kyle Leufroy missed jump shot|
|15:40||Defensive rebound by Sam Waardenburg|
|15:19||Zach Johnson missed jump shot|
|15:17||Defensive rebound by Kyle Leufroy|
|15:11||Lost ball turnover on Lance Tejada, stolen by Zach Johnson|
|15:11||Zach Johnson missed dunk|
|15:09||Defensive rebound by Nic Lynch|
|14:54||+3||Lance Tejada made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Cohen||8-16|
|14:34||+3||Anthony Lawrence II made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Johnson||8-19|
|14:10||Jordan Cohen missed 3-pt. jump shot|
|14:08||Offensive rebound by Jordan Cohen|
|14:06||+3||Pat Andree made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jordan Cohen||11-19|
|13:43||+2||Zach Johnson made layup||11-21|
|13:42||Personal foul on Lance Tejada|
|13:42||Zach Johnson missed free throw|
|13:42||Offensive rebound by Deng Gak|
|13:41||+3||Chris Lykes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Zach Johnson||11-24|
|13:19||Lance Tejada missed 3-pt. jump shot|
|13:17||Defensive rebound by Chris Lykes|
|12:59||Lost ball turnover on Chris Lykes|
|12:28||+2||Nic Lynch made jump shot, assist by Lance Tejada||13-24|
|12:28||Personal foul on Jeameril Wilson|
|12:18||Personal foul on Kyle Leufroy|
|12:18||+1||Anthony Lawrence II made 1st of 2 free throws||13-25|
|12:18||Anthony Lawrence II missed 1st of 2 free throws|
|12:18||Offensive rebound by Miami (Fla.)|
|12:18||Offensive rebound by Miami (Fla.)|
|12:01||Lost ball turnover on Zach Johnson, stolen by Marques Wilson|
|11:50||Marques Wilson missed 3-pt. jump shot|
|11:48||Defensive rebound by Dejan Vasiljevic|
|11:34||Offensive foul on Dejan Vasiljevic|
|11:34||Turnover on Dejan Vasiljevic|
|11:23||Bad pass turnover on Lance Tejada, stolen by Zach Johnson|
|11:19||Lost ball turnover on Zach Johnson, stolen by Lance Tejada|
|11:10||+3||Marques Wilson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Pat Andree||16-25|
|10:47||Anthony Lawrence II missed layup|
|10:45||Defensive rebound by Caleb Bennett|
|10:45||Lance Tejada missed layup|
|10:43||Offensive rebound by Nic Lynch|
|10:36||Nic Lynch missed layup, blocked by Anthony Lawrence II|
|10:34||Offensive rebound by Lance Tejada|
|10:26||Marques Wilson missed 3-pt. jump shot|
|10:24||Defensive rebound by Anthony Lawrence II|
|10:13||Chris Lykes missed layup|
|10:11||Defensive rebound by Nic Lynch|
|10:02||Personal foul on Zach Johnson|
|9:57||Pat Andree missed 3-pt. jump shot|
|9:55||Defensive rebound by Ebuka Izundu|
|9:36||+3||Chris Lykes made 3-pt. jump shot||16-28|
|9:20||Pat Andree missed jump shot|
|9:18||Offensive rebound by James Karnik|
|9:17||Personal foul on Anthony Mack|
|9:05||Pat Andree missed jump shot|
|9:03||Offensive rebound by Marques Wilson|
|9:03||Personal foul on Ebuka Izundu|
|9:03||Marques Wilson missed free throw|
|9:03||Defensive rebound by Ebuka Izundu|
|8:34||Sam Waardenburg missed jump shot|
|8:34||Offensive rebound by Sam Waardenburg|
|8:33||+2||Sam Waardenburg made jump shot||16-30|
|8:33||Personal foul on James Karnik|
|8:33||+1||Sam Waardenburg made free throw||16-31|
|8:18||Pat Andree missed jump shot|
|8:16||Defensive rebound by Ebuka Izundu|
|8:10||Chris Lykes missed layup, blocked by Jordan Cohen|
|8:08||Offensive rebound by Miami (Fla.)|
|7:47||Anthony Mack missed 3-pt. jump shot|
|7:45||Offensive rebound by Ebuka Izundu|
|7:42||Personal foul on Jordan Cohen|
|7:19||+2||Sam Waardenburg made layup||16-33|
|7:19||Personal foul on Nic Lynch|
|7:06||Personal foul on Ebuka Izundu|
|6:20||Personal foul on Anthony Lawrence II|
|6:18||+1||Nic Lynch made 1st of 2 free throws||17-34|
|6:18||Nic Lynch missed free throw|
|5:54||Anthony Mack missed 3-pt. jump shot|
|5:42||Personal foul on Deng Gak|
|5:21||Lance Tejada missed layup, blocked by Deng Gak|
|5:19||Defensive rebound by Anthony Lawrence II|
|3:24||Personal foul on Jeameril Wilson|
|3:10||Personal foul on Deng Gak|
|2:39||Personal foul on Deng Gak|
|2:39||James Karnik missed 1st of 2 free throws|
|1:04||Personal foul on Chris Lykes|
|19:48||Personal foul on Chris Lykes|
|19:26||+2||Ebuka Izundu made hook shot, assist by Dejan Vasiljevic||26-40|
|19:18||+2||Kyle Leufroy made jump shot||28-40|
|18:52||+3||Dejan Vasiljevic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Anthony Lawrence II||28-43|
|18:34||Personal foul on Anthony Lawrence II|
|18:34||+1||Pat Andree made free throw||29-43|
|18:34||Pat Andree missed 2nd of 2 free throws|
|18:18||Personal foul on James Karnik|
|18:05||Personal foul on Kyle Leufroy|
|18:05||+1||Dejan Vasiljevic made 1st of 2 free throws||29-44|
|18:05||+1||Dejan Vasiljevic made 2nd of 2 free throws||29-45|
|17:38||Offensive foul on Jordan Cohen|
|17:38||Turnover on Jordan Cohen|
|17:21||+3||Dejan Vasiljevic made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Lykes||29-48|
|17:17||+2||Jordan Cohen made layup||31-48|
|16:10||Personal foul on Nic Lynch|
|15:37||Pat Andree missed 3-pt. jump shot|
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|14:56||+3||Pat Andree made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Leufroy||38-51|
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