Basketball: No. 8 Miami Hurricanes Bury North Carolina

North Carolina (16-7, 6-4 ACC) traveled to Coral Gables on Saturday with the hopes of knocking off the No. 8 Miami Hurricanes (19-3,10-0 ACC).  In a sold out BankUnited Center, the Canes’ crushed North Carolina to a tune of 87-61 — a win that should surely place Miami amongst the top 5 teams in the nation.

Feb 9, 2013; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes forward/center Kenny Kadji (left) guard Rion Brown (center) and forward/center Julian Gamble (right) during the second half against the North Carolina Tar Heels at the BankUnited Center. Miami won 87-61. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami was unstoppable from 3-point range.  The Canes’ sunk a record setting 15 3-pointers in their 11th consecutive win and remain undefeated in ACC conference play.

Sophomore G Shane Larkin lead Miami with 18 points and connected on 5-of-8 from 3-point range — not to forget his career-high nine assists.  The Canes’ continue to dominate at home, extending their home winning streak to 11-0.

For the second time this year North Carolina has fallen victim to Miami, losing in their first meeting, 68-59.

Junior F Reggie Bullock added 18 points for the Heels’ but Miami’s defense proved to strong.

In addition to his 17 points, Miami senior F Kenny Kadji amassed six rebounds and one steal.  Senior G Durand Scott chipped in 17 points of his own.

Miami was a respectable 31-of-57 from the floor, but downtown is where they shined.  The Canes’ drained a staggering 15-of-26 3-pointers in their shellacking of the Heels’.

Up next for Miami: Florida State Seminoles

When: Wed., Feb. 13, 7:00 p.m.

Where: Donald L. Tucker Center, Tallahassee, Fla.

 

Topics: Basketball, Durand Scott, Kenny Kadji, Miami Hurricanes, Shane Larkin

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