Scores

Final

Miami (FL) 67

(8-0, 1-0 away)

FIU 53

(3-4, 3-4 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 8, 2007

    U.S. Century Bank Arena, Miami, Florida

    1 2 T
    MIA 38 2967
    FIU 22 3153

    Top Performers

    Miami (FL): D. Collins 14 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Florida International: R. Hicks 13 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 5 Blk

    Miami 67, Fla. International 53

    Associated Press

    MIAMI (AP) -- James Dews and Dwayne Collins scored 14 points each, helping Miami beat cross-town rival Florida International 67-53 on Saturday night.

    The Hurricanes started the game on a 12-0 run. Forward Alex Galindo, who led the Golden Panthers with 14 points, ended the drought by hitting a 3-pointer with 15:25 left in the half.

    FIU (3-4) got as close as 18-14 before the Hurricanes came alive again, storming to a 38-22 lead at the half. The Canes never led by less than double figures in the second half.

    The Hurricanes (8-0) are off to their best start since winning 14 straight to start the 2001-02 season. Miami improved to 11-1 in the series and has won five straight since the Golden Panthers won in 1992.

    At halftime, the Golden Panthers retired jersey No. 13 of former FIU guard Raja Bell, now a standout in the NBA with the Phoenix Suns. Bell played for FIU from 1997-99.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MIA
    FIU
    Points 67 53
    FG Made-Attempted 25-53 (.472) 20-62 (.323)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-11 (.455) 5-20 (.250)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-19 (.632) 8-15 (.533)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 25 0

    2007-08 Season

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