Miami 89, Jacksonville 77

Starting guards Malcolm Grant and Durand Scott combined for 43

points to lead Miami past Jacksonville 89-77 in the season opener

for both teams Friday night.

Grant scored 23 points and Scott finished with 20 as the

Hurricanes, of the Atlantic Coast Conference, shook off a tough

first-half challenge from the Dolphins, who play in the Atlantic

Sun Conference.

Miami took the lead for good with a 12-0 run midway through the

second half. Adrian Thomas’ second of two 3-pointers during the

spurt capped the run with 6:47 remaining and gave the Hurricanes a

76-64 lead.

Grant converted on 7 of 12 shots, including 4 of 6 from 3-point

range. Scott finished 8 of 14 from the field, while Reggie Johnson

finished with 13 points and Thomas added 12.

Jacksonville led at halftime, 48-42, behind Glenn Powell’s 10

first-half points. Powell led the Dolphins with 18 points.