North Florida vs Miami (Fla.)

Miami 75, North Florida 62


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Garrius Adams scored 14 points as Miami defeated North Florida 75-62 on Saturday night,

The Ospreys rallied from an 18-point deficit early in the second half and got to within six, at 66-60 on Parker Smith's 3-pointer with 3:10 remaining.

The Hurricanes (3-0) held North Florida scoreless in the next 1:32 and secured the win as Durand Scott converted four free throws and Kenny Kadji added another foul shot.

Miami converted 20 of 26 free throws, while the Ospreys finished 8 of 14 from the free-throw line.

Travis Wallace scored 16 points, 12 in the second half, for North Florida (1-3).

The loss was the Ospreys' third straight in their all-time series against Miami, but the result was much closer than the Hurricanes' 85-63 victory in 2007 and 94-41 rout in 2008.

Held to five points in the first half, Malcolm Grant responded with eight second-half points. Grant hit consecutive 3-pointers in a 37-second span that gave Miami a 48-32 lead with 14:17 to play.

Shane Larkin's 3-pointer with 12:41 remaining gave the Hurricanes their biggest lead, at 50-32.

Erik Swoope's basket and two free throws in the first 37 seconds of the second half gave Miami its first double-digit lead, 35-25.

The Hurricanes took the lead for good after outscoring the Ospreys 12-2 during a 1:53 stretch early in the first half. Raphael Akpejiori's put-back basket with 12:13 remaining ended the spurt and gave Miami a 16-10 lead.

North Florida stayed within striking distance on Jerron Granberry's second 3-pointer that cut Miami's lead to 18-15 with 8:15 left.

Granberry finished the first half with four 3-pointers on 4-of-6 shooting from behind the arc, but was held scoreless in the second half. He finished with 12 points.

Adams' jumper with 40 seconds remaining gave Miami a 31-25 lead at halftime.

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North Florida
D. Jeune, F171-20-03052
A. Diaz, G265-113-491413
W. Wilson, G250-00-02310
J. Granberry, G194-80-000112
C. McRoy, G130-10-01100
P. Smith243-110-01219
J. Williams Jr.230-30-20450
T. Wallace217-142-270016
M. Sauey171-11-35113
F. Landers152-62-33227
Totals 23-578-1437142062
Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes
E. Swoope, F333-32-43148
K. Kadji, F224-71-210329
D. Scott, G331-109-1031411
M. Grant, G304-112-332013
G. Adams, G294-84-452014
R. Akpejiori222-41-24035
S. Larkin163-51-12218
T. McKinney Jones153-60-03217
Totals 24-5420-2635131575

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