Miami 74, Wake Forest 56
Kenny Kadji and Durand Scott scored 18 points each to lead Miami
to a 74-56 victory over Wake Forest Saturday afternoon.
The Hurricanes (16-9, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored 13
unanswered points during a 4:29 span early in the second half.
Shane Larkin’s 3-pointer with 11:44 left ended the run and gave
Miami a 56-42 advantage.
C.J. Harris’ lay-up with 11:31 remaining ended the Deacons’
drought. Miami outscored Wake Forest 10-4 in the next 3:31 behind
consecutive 3-pointers from Kadji and Garrius Adams for a 64-48
Reggie Johnson’s layup with 5:42 remaining gave the Hurricanes
their first 20-point lead at 70-50.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Hurricanes
(16-9, 7-5 ACC).
Harris scored 14 points to lead Wake Forest, which has lost
seven of its last eight. The Deacons (12-15, 3-10) shot 52 percent
from the field in the first half but 30 in the second half.
Miami capitalized on a 39-24 advantage in rebounds, including
15-5 on the offensive end.
Wake Forest twice opened six-point leads early in the first half
as they converted eight of their first 12 shots.
Harris’ one of two free throws with 9:21 remaining gave Wake
Forest a 23-18 lead before the Hurricanes rallied with nine
unanswered points in the next 2:23.
Scott keyed the run with four baskets and Garrius Adams’
3-pointer with 6:58 left capped the surge and put Miami ahead,
Harris hit consecutive 3-pointers and Wake Forest took a 34-32
lead with 1:05 remaining. Kadji’s dunk with 46 seconds left tied it
34-34 at halftime.