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NCAA Game Summary - Miami-Florida at North Carolina



(Thursday, January 10)

Final Score: Miami-Florida 68, North Carolina 59

Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) - Led by 18 points and nine rebounds from Kenny Kadji, the Miami-Florida Hurricanes took down the North Carolina Tar Heels, 68-59, in an ACC bout at the Smith Center.

For the Hurricanes (11-3, 2-0 ACC), Julian Gamble added 14 points, while Shane Larkin and Durand Scott each chipped in 11. Miami beat UNC for just the third time in 21 tries and the first since 2006.

James Michael McAdoo finished with 14 points to lead the Tar Heels (10-5, 0-2), while Reggie Bullock scored 11 points and Marcus Paige and Brice Johnson each chipped in with 10.

UNC shot 48.1 percent from the field in the first half, knocking down 4-of-8 from beyond the 3-point arc, as it took a 32-30 advantage into halftime. Miami remained close by shooting 46.2 percent from the floor, but just 4-of-12 beyond the arc.

The Tar Heels went cold from the floor after the intermission, making only 33.3 percent of their field goal attempts, including 2-of-7 on 3-point tries. The Hurricanes continued to knock down shots, connecting on 48.1 percent of their field goal attempts after halftime, including 5-of-14 from long distance.

Miami held a slim lead, 56-55, with five minutes remaining, but the Tar Heels would not score again until there was less than a minute remaining, as the Hurricanes scored eight straight points to secure the victory and ensure their first 2-0 start in conference play since joining the ACC in the 2004-2005 season.

Miami, which was again without Reggie Johnson who is sidelined with a thumb injury, had the edge in the paint as it outscored UNC, 26-22. The Hurricanes were able to score 14 points off of 11 Tar Heel turnovers.

01/10 21:54:38 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ECU 50
CIN 46
Final
BOS 75
MIA 83
Final
NYK 92
LAL 80
Final
FSU 55
MIAMI 54
Final
YOUNG 80
OU 96
 
Final
ECU 50
CIN 46
Final
MSU 76
MICH 66
Final
DAY 101
FORD 77
Final
MON 76
MAN 87
 
Final
CAN 67
MAR 75
 
Final
NIAG 105
QUIN 100
 
Final
USC 39
UTAH 67
Final
WASH 88
CAL 90
Final
HOU 70
UCONN 68
Final
WILL 62
NDST 64
 
Final
MON 2
ARI 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 4
Final
PIT 0
NAS 4
Final
VAN 2
MIN 4
3rd
SEA 17
NEP 14