Rutgers 57

(1-1, 0-1 away)

Miami (FL) 72

(2-0, 2-0 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, November 15, 2011

    BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Florida

    1 2 T
    RUTG 25 3257
    MIA 35 3772

    Top Performers

    Rutgers: A. Carroll 11 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast

    Miami (FL): D. Scott 19 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Blk

    Miami 72, Rutgers 57

    Associated Press

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 57 72
    FG Made-Attempted 24-65 (.369) 25-51 (.490)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-23 (.391) 10-23 (.435)
    FT Made-Attempted 0-6 (.000) 12-21 (.571)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 19

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