Scott Scores 15 in Miami's 77-62 Win
2-2 • 0-0 HORIZON
3-1 • 0-0 ACC
|15||Durand Scott / Shane Larkin|
|3||Larkin, Scott, Kadji|
November 24, 2012
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Durand Scott and Shane Larkin scored 15 points each to lead Miami to a 77-62 win over Detroit on Saturday.
For Scott, a senior guard, it was a successful return from a six-game suspension which began with the Hurricanes' final three games of last season. The NCAA declared Scott ineligible for receiving impermissible benefits during the tenure of former Miami coach Frank Haith.
Kenny Kadji finished with a double-double (14 points, 11 rebounds) for the Hurricanes (3-1). Trey McKinney Jones was Miami's fourth double-figure scorer with 13 points.
The Hurricanes outscored Detroit 6-0 in the first 4:13 of the second half for their first double-digit lead. Scott's driving jumper with 15:57 remaining ended the spurt and gave Miami a 51-41 advantage.
Nick Minnerath hit his fifth 3-pointer and cut Miami's lead to 44-37. Minnerath scored 22 points to lead the Titans (2-2).
Miami responded with a 14-5 spurt following Minnerath's 3-pointer. Larkin's driving layup with 9:00 remaining capped the run and increased the Hurricanes' lead to 58-42.
The Titans got to within 68-60 after Ray McCallum's basket with 2:30 remaining. After a Miami turnover, Detroit had a chance to cut further into the lead but McCallum was called for an offensive foul while driving to the basket with 2:20 left.
Doug Anderson's dunk with 1:27 remaining again got the Titans to within an eight-point gap at 70-62.
McKinney Jones hit a 3-pointer then converted a slam dunk in a 15-second span and Rion Brown knocked down two free throws to help the Hurricanes clinch the victory.
McCallum and Jason Calliste scored 15 points each for Detroit. Calliste scored all his points in the second half.
Minnerath hit consecutive 3-pointers to give the Titans their largest lead of the first half at 25-21 with 6:22 remaining.
The Hurricanes rallied with nine unanswered points and took the lead for good in a 2:34 stretch late in the half. Larkin's 3-pointer with 1:34 remaining ended the surge for a 35-28 Miami lead.
Minnerath's 3-pointer with 1:03 left cut the Hurricanes' lead to 35-31 at halftime.
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Starters for the game: Shane Larkin, Durand Scott, Trey McKinney Jones, Kenny Kadji and Julian Gamble. This is Miami’s third different starting lineup in four games.
Miami is now 2-0 against Detroit in the all-time series and 110-47 all-time in the BankUnited Center.
The Canes outrebounded Detroit 41-27 and outscored the Titans 42-16 in the paint and 15-4 on fast break buckets. Miami’s bench outscored Detroit’s 13-0.
Four UM players scored in double digits – Shane Larkin (15), Durand Scott (15), Kenny Kadji (14) and Trey McKinney Jones (13).
Miami shot 89.5 percent (17-19) at the free throw line against Detroit, the best outing of the season. The previous best was 66.7 percent ( 16-24) in the season opener against Stetson.
In all three wins, UM has shot better than 50 percent from the field: 51.9 vs. Detroit, 59.0 vs. Jacksonville, 52.5 vs. Stetson.
Shane Larkin scored in double digits, 15, for the fourth time this season and the seventh time in eight games, dating back to last year’s matchup with Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament.
With 14 points and 11 rebounds, Kenny Kadji recorded his second double-double of the season and sixth of his UM career. He totaled 12 and 12 in the season opener against Stetson.
Durand Scott filled up the stat sheet with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 38 minutes in his return to the court after a six-game withholding penalty.
Reggie Johnson blocked three shots to go along with his nine rebounds and seven points.