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Nov. 24, 2010
Freshman Rion Brown scored 16 points to lead a balanced attack in Miami's 79-59 victory over McNeese State on Wednesday night at the BankUnited Center.
Brown, who shot 4 of 6 from 3-point range, was one of six Hurricanes to finish in double figures as Miami (3-2) rebounded from its second loss of the season Sunday at Rutgers.
The Hurricanes extended a 12-point halftime lead to 54-32 on two 3-pointers by Malcolm Grant and one apiece from Durand Scott and Garrius Adams during the first 3:14 of the second half.
Donnavan Kirk's jumper with 7:34 left gave the Hurricanes their biggest lead, 71-44.
Scott and Reggie Johnson scored 12 points each, while Adams added 11 and DeQuan Jones and Grant had 10 apiece. Grant also finished with nine assists and zero turnovers.
J.T. Durley had 17 points, Toure Murry added 13 and Wichita State overcame a sluggish start to beat Virginia 70-58 Wednesday in the Maui Invitational's fifth place game.
The Shockers (3-1) fell into a 14-point hole in the game's first 5 minutes, but shot their way out of it, nearly doubling Virginia's point total (66-38) from the midpoint of the first half on. Wichita State was 8 for 16 from 3-point range and had 15 assists on 22 field goals.
Virginia (3-3) finished off its up-and-down tournament with an up-down-down final game. The Cavaliers were good early and in spurts, just not consistent enough to keep up with Wichita State.
Mike Scott had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Will Sherrill added 11 points for Virginia, which shot 9 of 28 in the second half.