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Miami beats Western Carolina 92-43 in season opener
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Miami beats Western Carolina 92-43 in season opener

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 2:54 p.m. ET

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Ebuka Izundu scored 14 points to lead Miami to a 92-43 rout of Western Carolina in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

The Hurricanes started with an 18-4 spurt and maintained the double-digit lead the rest of the game, the first between both teams. Davon Reed keyed Miami's early run with a 3-pointer and a dunk.

Ja'Quan Newton, Kamari Murphy and Dewan Huell finished with 13 points each for Miami. Murphy scored 11 points in the first half and also finished with eight rebounds.

D.J. Vasiljevic's 3-pointer with 58 seconds remaining in the half gave Miami a 41-18 lead. Vasiljevic was the Hurricanes fifth double scorer with 11 points.

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Three Western Carolina starters sat most of the first half because of foul trouble. Marc Gosselin committed four fouls in eight minutes and Devin Peterson and Charlendez Brooks had three each.

Deriece Parks scored 10 points for the Catamounts.

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