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NCAA Game Summary - North Carolina at Miami-Florida



(Saturday, February 9th)

Final Score: (8) Miami-Florida 87, North Carolina 61

Coral Gables, FL (Sports Network) - Shane Larkin scored 18 points and eighth-ranked Miami-Florida tied a school record for 3-pointers made in an 87-61 shellacking of North Carolina at BankUnited Center.

The Hurricanes (19-3, 10-0 ACC) made good on 15-of-26 shots from 3-point range and never trailed at any stage to remain unbeaten in ACC play and run their current winning streak to 11 straight games. Larkin went 5-of-8 from beyond the arc and added nine assists to lead four Miami players in double figures.

Durand Scott and Kenny Kadji chipped in 17 points each to help the Hurricanes -- the only remaining major conference team without a blemish in league play -- record their first-ever season sweep of the Tar Heels, with Rion Brown contributing 11 points off the bench to the rout.

"We just played very well today," said Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga. "We were doing everything we planned on doing and at a very high level."

Reggie Bullock paced previously surging North Carolina (16-7, 6-4), which had won three straight and six of seven coming in, with 14 points and seven rebounds.

The Hurricanes didn't disappoint a sellout crowd that included Miami Heat stars LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, with Miami putting on an early shooting clinic to roar out to a comfortable lead it would not relinquish.

Miami hit four of its five field goal attempts in netting the game's first nine points, and quickly gained a double-digit differential after back-to-back jumpers by Scott and Brown made the score 13-2 just over six minutes into the contest.

The margin reached 13 points after Larkin knocked down one of 10 Miami triples during the first half, staking the Canes to a 22-9 advantage just past the midway mark of the opening period.

Consecutive treys from P.J. Hairston and Bullock cut North Carolina's deficit to seven, but the Tar Heels couldn't stop Miami from making shots as the game began to get out of hand.

The Hurricanes sank their next five tries from the floor -- four of which came from beyond the perimeter -- and another 3-pointer from Larkin capped a 17-8 push that put Miami up 39-23 with two minutes to go in the half. The Canes would go into the break ahead by a 44-27 score after Kadji connected from long distance just prior to the buzzer.

Miami finished the half 10-of-16 on 3-point tries, with Larkin burying four of his six shots from behind the arc while tallying 14 points over the initial 20 minutes.

"Larkin just dominated the game, I think he really, really did," a frustrated Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams said afterward. "Yet a lot of teams can stand up there with no defense on the court and make 15-of-26 from three. Things were smooth for them and they were hitting on all cylinders."

The Tar Heels never threatened after intermission either, with the Hurricanes extending their cushion to 26 points when a 10-2 run started by Kadji and Larkin 3-pointers created a 59-33 game early in the second half.

Miami maintained a lead of 20 or more points the rest of the way.

"The guys just never let up, and that is the mark of a good team," Larranaga remarked.

Game Notes

The Hurricanes had made 15 3-pointers twice previously, against Georgetown in 1993 and South Carolina State on Dec. 12, 2009 ... Miami's 10 conference victories are its most since joining the ACC in 2003-04, and the Hurricanes became the first league team to begin 10-0 since Duke did so in 2007-08 ... Miami's current 11-game streak is the program's longest since the Canes started out the 2007-08 campaign with a 12-0 record ... North Carolina had topped the Hurricanes 10 straight times prior to a 68-59 loss in Chapel Hill on Jan. 10 and had been 5-0 all-time at the BankUnited Center entering the contest. The Tar Heels still own an 18-4 advantage in the overall series ... UNC fell to 1-3 when facing a ranked opponent this season, with the lone win coming over then-No. 20 UNLV on Dec. 29.

02/09 18:52:33 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
ROC 1
DUR 2
 
1:05pm Wednesday
ROC
DUR
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
Final
HOU 4
BAL 1
Final
KAN 1
NYY 5
Final
MIA 1
PIT 5
Final
WAS 2
CHC 3
Final
CWS 9
TOR 10
Final
COL 1
CIN 2
Final
PHI 4
NYM 5
Final
SEA 7
TAM 6
Final
TEX 4
CLE 3
8th
BOS 1
MIN 2
 
Final
SFG 6
MIL 3
Final
ARI 4
STL 6
6th
DET 1
OAK 0
 
6th
SDP 0
ANA 0
 
6th
ATL 0
LOS 8
 
12:10pm Wednesday
TEX
CLE
 
12:35pm Wednesday
COL
CIN
 
12:35pm Wednesday
MIA
PIT
 
12:37pm Wednesday
CWS
TOR
 
1:05pm Wednesday
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Wednesday
BOS
MIN
 
1:10pm Wednesday
PHI
NYM
 
1:10pm Wednesday
SEA
TAM
 
1:40pm Wednesday
SFG
MIL
 
3:35pm Wednesday
DET
OAK
 
4:35pm Wednesday
HOU
BAL
 
8:05pm Wednesday
WAS
CHC
 
8:15pm Wednesday
ARI
STL
 
10:05pm Wednesday
SDP
ANA
 
10:10pm Wednesday
ATL
LOS
 
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
Final
ATL 88
CLE 118
9:00pm Wednesday
HOU
GSW
 
8:30pm Thursday
CLE
ATL
 
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
8:30pm Saturday
ATL
CLE
 
Final
NYR 7
TAM 3
8:00pm Wednesday
ANA
CHI
 
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 1
DUR 2
 
1:05pm Wednesday
ROC
DUR
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR