Rutgers vs Miami (Fla.)

Miami 72, Rutgers 57

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Durand Scott and Malcolm Grant scored 19 points each to lead Miami past Rutgers 72-57 on Tuesday night.

Scott's running jumper with 7:13 remaining ended a Miami field-goal drought of 8:40 and stopped a 15-2 Scarlett Knights' run that cut into a 19-point Hurricanes lead.

Myles Mack's 3-pointer from the corner with 9:29 remaining capped the run and got the Knights to within six, 48-42.

Miami secured the win as Scott scored five points and Grant converted four free throws in the final 3:01.

Austin Carroll led the Knights (1-1) with 11 points and Eli Carter finished with 10 points.

Florida transfer Kenny Kadji scored 13 points for the Hurricanes (2-0).

The Hurricanes expanded a 35-25 halftime lead, outscoring the Knights 11-2 in the first 4:42 of the second half. Kadji keyed the run with five points, including a three-point play for a 45-27 lead with 15:53 left to play.

Miami finished 10 of 23 from 3-point range and Rutgers shot 9 of 23 from behind the arc. But the Knights only took six free throw attempts and failed to convert a shot.

The Knights rallied from a 16-point deficit with a 10-2 spurt late in the first half. Mike Poole's 3-pointer with 4:02 left capped the run and cut Miami's lead to 31-23.

The Hurricanes ran off to a 14-4 lead in the first 4:53. Scott and Kenny Kadji scored two field goals each during the spurt.

Consecutive 3-pointers from Scott and freshman Shane Larkin increased the Hurricanes' lead to 20-6 with 12:52 remaining. The 3-pointers were part of an 8:30 stretch when all six Miami field goals came from behind the arc. Larkin, son of former Cincinnati Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, played in his first collegiate game Tuesday.

Grant's 3-pointer with 6:37 left ended the string of long-distance baskets and gave the Hurricanes their biggest lead of the half, 29-13.

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Scoreboard
Rutgers (1-1)253257
Miami (Fla.) (2-0) «353772

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights
G. Biruta, F334-90-411338
A. Johnson, F171-40-04032
D. Miller, G303-90-27027
E. Carter, G234-140-001010
M. Mack, G193-90-02218
J. Seagears221-70-02132
M. Poole192-50-01135
A. Carroll174-40-013111
M. Kone162-40-04114
D. Randall40-00-00000
Totals 24-650-639121757
 36.9%0% 
Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes
E. Swoope, F332-22-48136
K. Kadji, C306-111-451213
D. Scott, G337-123-454019
M. Grant, G275-145-622119
G. Adams, G243-50-13219
S. Larkin221-10-01103
T. McKinney Jones160-00-02000
R. Brown80-40-04110
R. Akpejiori71-21-21133
Totals 25-5112-2134131172
 49%57.1% 
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Wisconsin12-627-1036
Maryland12-624-934
Minnesota11-724-1020
Michigan10-826-1225
Northwestern10-824-1251
Michigan St.10-820-1550
Iowa10-819-1581
Illinois8-1020-1564
Indiana7-1018-1679
Ohio St.7-1117-1590
Penn St.6-1215-18101
Nebraska6-1212-19108
Rutgers3-1515-18172

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Va. Tech10-822-1148
Miami (Fla.)10-821-1242
Syracuse10-819-1584
Wake Forest9-919-1439
Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
Clemson6-1217-1668
Pittsburgh4-1416-1774
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
 
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