|Nov 9||vs Stetson||
|Nov 13||AT Florida Gulf Coast||L 63-51|
|Nov 16||vs Jacksonville||
|Nov 24||vs Detroit||W 77-62|
|Nov 28||vs Michigan State||
|Dec 1||AT UMASS||W 75-62|
|Dec 14||vs Charlotte||
|Dec 18||AT UCF||W 72-50|
|Dec 23||AT Hawaii||
|Jan 2||vs La Salle||W 76-59|
|Jan 5||AT Georgia Tech||
|Jan 10||AT North Carolina||7:00pm|
|Jan 13||vs Maryland||
|Jan 16||AT Boston College||7:00pm|
|Jan 23||vs Duke||
|Jan 27||vs Florida State||7:00pm|
|Jan 30||AT Virginia Tech||
|Feb 2||AT NC State||
|Feb 5||vs Boston College||7:00pm|
|Feb 9||vs North Carolina||
|Feb 13||AT Florida State||7:00pm|
|Feb 17||AT Clemson||
|Feb 19||vs Virginia||9:00pm|
|Feb 23||AT Wake Forest||
|Feb 27||vs Virginia Tech||7:00pm|
|March 2||AT Duke||
|March 6||vs Georgia Tech||9:00pm|
|March 9||vs Clemson||
(AP) - Durand Scott scored 17 points and Reggie Johnson added 16 points and 13 rebounds to help Miami to an easy 72-50 victory over Central Florida.
Shane Larkin had 11 points and six assists and Kenny Kadji scored 10 for the Hurricanes (7-1), who led wire-to-wire in winning their sixth straight game.
Keith Clanton led UCF with 15 points and nine rebounds. The Knights didn't have another player in double figures after shooting only 35.4 percent (17 of 48) for the game.
"We've been playing pretty well at both ends of the floor and we certainly did that again tonight," Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. "We came out and defended them really well, passed the ball really well and shot really well. When they made a run at us, we regrouped quickly and went back to doing the things that had made us successful."
The Hurricanes established their dominance early, jumping out to a 17-4 lead in the first five minutes. Scott, Larkin and Johnson each had 3-pointers in that run, setting the tone for a first half of long balls and layups. Miami had 15 field goals in the first half and 14 of them were either 3-pointers or layups.
The Hurricanes led 37-21 at halftime with Johnson and Larkin each scoring nine points. Miami shot 51.7 percent (15 of 29) from the field while limiting UCF to just 30.4-percent (7 of 23) shooting.
"They got off to a heck of (a) start and we just couldn't score," UCF Coach Donnie Jones said. "Sometimes when you're not making shots, it takes the gas out of you and I think that happened to us. I don't think we handled that very well."
Clanton got nine points for UCF in the first half, but earned every one of them as Miami consistently shut down every attempt to penetrate the lane. He was the only Knights player to make more than one shot in the half.
The second half was more of the same. Miami patiently ran its offense until Johnson got open under the basket or one of his teammates was alone on the perimeter.
UCF's perimeter shooters finally found the range in the middle of the second half, but the Knights had a 19-point hole to climb out of by then. Matt Williams' 3-pointer cut the deficit to 51-40 with 11:04 left in the game, but that was as close as UCF would get.
Kadji stopped the rally with a 3-pointer and the Hurricanes advantage never was less than 12 the rest of the game.
"We've been trying to get our guys to not just defend their guy, but help the other guy and we were really good at that tonight," Larranaga said.
(AP) - Miami shook off nearly two weeks of game inactivity with its most lopsided win of the season.
Kenny Kadji scored 17 points and Durand Scott finished with 16 as the Hurricanes defeated previously unbeaten Charlotte 77-46 Friday night. The game was Miami's first since a 75-62 win over Massachusetts Dec. 1.
"The (time) that we had off was to our benefit," said Scott, who also had 12 rebounds and four steals. "We came and approached it the right way. It showed today in the game."
The Hurricanes (6-1) 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 increased the Miami advantage to 47-28.
Scott's three-point play with 12:48 remaining gave the Hurricanes their first 20-point lead at 50-30.
"The team played very hard and very well on both ends of the floor from start to finish," Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. "It's about being mentally ready as well as physically. Obviously, we were both."
The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak at the start of the season for the 49ers (9-1). Miami has won five straight since a 63-51 loss at Florida Gulf Coast on Nov. 13.
"That game is in the past," Scott said. "We moved on and Coach (Larranaga) has led us in the right direction."
Charlotte got to within 52-39 on Victor Nickerson's 3-pointer with 9:46 remaining. But Miami ran off 14 unanswered points in the next 5:26. Kadji's two free throws with 4:20 remaining capped the surge and gave the Hurricanes a 66-39 lead.
"They threw the first punch; that was probably the biggest thing," Charlotte coach Alan Major said. "They set the tone for the game from the get-go. We clearly weren't ourselves. Unfortunately, tonight was the first time in 10 games when I felt we didn't have the pop that we should have."
Chris Braswell's layup with 3:41 remaining ended a scoreless drought of 6:05. Braswell scored 13 points and Willie Clayton finished with 11 points for Charlotte.
"We came out a bit soft, and we didn't come out with intensity," Braswell said.
The 49ers shot 31.7 percent (20 of 63) from the field and 36.4 percent (4 of 11) from the free-throw line. Miami also blocked a season-high 12 shots.
"We did a very good job of helping, and that's why their field goal percentage was so low," Larranaga said. "We've been getting back defensively and haven't given up many fast-break layups."
Kadji and Shane Larkin hit 3-pointers to help the Hurricanes open a 12-2 lead in the first 3:47. 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.
"That kind of deflated us a little bit," Major said. "When you have a chance to go down nine or eight instead of 11, I thought that kind of took the steam out of us a bit."
Miami guard Bishop Daniels left the team, Larranaga said. A redshirt freshman from Raleigh, N.C., Daniels averaged 5.0 points while playing in three games this season.
Canes fans were sent into a bit of a stir Thursday with the report that head football coach Al Golden was seriously thinking about going to Wisconsin.
But before the post, by Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel, could gain too much impact word came that Golden though flattered turned down the chance.
Wisconsin reportedly has moved its attentions to Oregon State's Mike Riley.
For more on the story from the Miami Herald go to THIS link.