Miami 73, Bethune-Cookman 55

James Dews scored 12 points as Miami overcame an early

Bethune-Cookman threat and defeated the Wildcats 73-55 on Wednesday

night.

Dews, Garrius Adams and Malcolm Grant each hit 3-pointers during

a 13-2 spurt, which helped Miami build a 33-21 lead late in the

first half. Grant’s conversion behind the arc with 3:30 remaining

capped the run.

Adams, Dews and Grant also hit 3-pointers in the first 7:59 of

the second half, helping the Hurricanes (13-1) increase their lead

to 49-31.

The Wildcats (7-6) stayed within striking distance of the

Hurricanes most of the first half. Jarrell Thomas’ 3-pointer with

7:24 left cut Miami’s lead to 20-19.

Reed led Bethune-Cookman with 19 points.

Unbeaten in its first 13 non-Atlantic Coast Conference games

this season, Miami will play at Pepperdine on Sunday before

resuming league play against Wake Forest on Jan. 9.