Charlotte vs Miami (Fla.)

Miami 77, Charlotte 46

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Kenny Kadji scored 17 points and Durand Scott had 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Miami to a 77-46 win over previously unbeaten Charlotte on Friday night.

The Hurricanes never trailed as they built an 11-point halftime lead and outscored the 49ers 14-6 in the opening 5:27 of the second half. Rion Brown's 3-pointer with 14:33 remaining ended the spurt and gave Miami a 47-28 advantage.

Scott's three-point play with 12:48 remaining gave the Hurricanes (6-1) their first 20-point lead at 50-30.

The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak at the start of the season for the 49ers (9-1).

Charlotte got to within 52-39 on Victor Nickerson's 3-pointer with 9:46 left. But Miami, which played its first game in 13 days, ran off 14 unanswered points in the next 5:26.

Kadji's two free throws with 4:20 remaining capped the run and gave the Hurricanes a 66-39 lead.

Chris Braswell's layup with 3:41 remaining ended a scoreless drought of 6:05 for the 49ers. Braswell finished with 13 points and Willie Clayton scored 11 for Charlotte, which shot 31.7 percent (20 of 63) for the game.

Kadji and Shane Larkin hit 3-pointers to help the Hurricanes open a 12-2 lead in the first 3:47. Rion Brown converted 1 of 2 free throws with 11:52 remaining in the half as the Hurricanes increased their advantage to 21-8.

Miami maintained a double-digit lead most of the first half and had its largest advantage at 33-16 on Scott's driving layup with 4:11 remaining.

The 49ers kept Miami scoreless the rest of the half and scored six unanswered points. Braswell's two free throws with 47 seconds remaining reduced the Hurricanes' lead to 33-22 at halftime.

Charlotte had a chance to cut Miami's first-half lead under double figures but DeMario Mayfield turned the ball over driving to the basket with 18 seconds remaining and Darion Clark's layup attempt bounced off the rim with 13 seconds left.

Miami guard Bishop Daniels left the team, Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. A redshirt freshman from Raleigh, N.C., Daniels averaged 5.0 points while playing in three games this season.

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Charlotte (9-1)222446
Miami (Fla.) (6-1) «334477

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Charlotte 49ers
W. Clayton, F205-91-460111
D. Clark, F181-60-05042
P. Henry, G273-80-05146
T. Williams, G240-80-20040
D. Ingram, G232-90-12054
C. Braswell, F275-102-260213
D. Mayfield, G251-20-04222
E. Nickerson, G-F161-41-20214
J. Thompson, F-C131-50-03012
I. Benkovic, G30-00-00000
M. Thorne, C31-10-01002
C. Lewis, G10-10-01000
Total 20-634-114052446
 31.7%36.4% 
Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes
K. Kadji, F-C245-64-551217
R. Johnson, C253-82-44028
D. Scott, G335-84-6124216
S. Larkin, G324-80-05519
T. McKinney Jones, G263-94-421110
R. Brown, G191-51-23014
J. Gamble, F-C142-51-22025
T. Jekiri, C110-00-00010
E. Swoope, F72-40-04004
R. Akpejiori, F31-20-10002
J. Heller, G31-10-23002
S. Sorenson, G30-00-00000
Total 27-5616-2643111277
 48.2%61.5% 
Conference USA
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Old Dominion6-115-486
Middle Tenn.6-114-522
Western Ky.6-114-643
Marshall5-214-694
UAB4-313-7157
So. Miss4-411-10196
North Texas3-410-10204
UT-San Antonio3-410-10274
FAU3-49-10221
FIU3-49-11287
La. Tech3-512-9155
UTEP2-57-12318
Charlotte1-65-13309
Rice1-64-16330

ACC
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Virginia7-018-15
Louisville5-115-417
Duke5-217-21
Clemson5-216-36
N. Carolina5-216-42
Miami (Fla.)3-314-423
Georgia Tech3-310-9139
Florida St.3-414-541
Boston College3-413-763
NC State3-413-771
Notre Dame3-413-761
Syracuse2-413-642
Va. Tech2-413-6104
Wake Forest1-68-11127
Pittsburgh0-78-12159