Miami basketball hot second half leads win over UNC-Greensboro

Nov 11, 2022; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 11, 2022; Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami basketball team was on fire in the second half pulling away gradually in a 79-64 win over North Carolina-Greensboro. Miami made 10 three-point shots in the second half. Three Miami players finished in double figures led by Jordan Miller with 19 and Norchad Omier who had 11 rebounds and six points.

Miami started slowly trailing 34-33 at halftime. The Hurricanes began the second half with an 11-2 run. UNCG cut the deficit to 58-55 with 10:21 remaining. An 11-0 Miami run after that put the game away. UNCG was never able to get within more than nine points following the 11-0 Miami run.

The Miami offense was scorching in the second half making 17-32 from the floor and 10 of their 17 three-point attempts. Miami held UNCG to 11-30 from the floor and 3-11 on three-point attempts in the second half. UNCG shot 41.4 percent from the floor for the game and 33.3 on three-point attempts.

Miami continued to get outstanding play from its guards. Isaiah Wong finished with 15 points and Nijel Pack 14. Harlond Beverly and Wooga Poplar nearly reached double figures with each scoring nine. Miami improves to 2-0 after its season-opening win over Lafayette on Monday night. UNCG falls to 1-1.

Six different Miami basketball players made three-point shots on Friday night. Miller had an incredibly efficient game shooting 8-12 from the floor, making three of his six three-point attempts and adding seven rebounds. Four players scored in double-figures for UNCG led by Mikeal Brown-Jones with 13 points.

Miami outscored UNCG 46-31 in the second half. Wong and Pack led the Miami second-half charge. Wong scored 12 and Pack 11 after they each scored only four points in the first half. Miller kept Miami in the game in the opening 20 minutes with 12 of his 19 points. Miami shot 31-58 from the floor and 13-27 on threes.

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Miami will conclude its three-game homestand to begin the season by hosting Florida A&M on Tuesday. Florida A&M was blown out by Oregon and Portland in its first two games. The Rattlers are playing at Oregon State on Friday night. Miami has won all six games they have played against FAMU.