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Hurricanes have easy time with Savannah State

Dec 9, 2014 - 7:33 AM Coral Gables, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Angel Rodriguez and Manu Lecomte each made four 3-pointers as No. 20 Miami-Florida handled overmatched Savannah State, 70-39, on Monday night.

Rodriguez finished with 17 points, while Lecomte and Sheldon McClellan added 15 apiece for the Hurricanes (9-1), who made better than half their shots (21- of-41) after shooting at a 32.8 percent clip in Saturday's loss to Green Bay.

"We shot the ball much better," Hurricanes head coach Jim Larranaga said. "I think we were attentive to the defense."

Demarcus Bryant netted nine points on the strength of three 3-pointers, but the Tigers (3-7) could not overcome Miami's hot shooting and a 19-2 discrepancy in made free throws.

Miami scored the game's first 10 points and led by 17 late in the opening half before the Tigers made their only push.

Bryant made consecutive 3-pointers to spark a 10-0 run, and the visitors were within 34-23 at halftime.

There was another stretch of 10 straight Miami points early in the second half, and Savannah State did not have an answer this time.

Lecomte converted a three-point play for a 46-25 cushion with 13:21 remaining, and the lead grew to 33 at one point.

Game Notes

All seven of Savannah State's losses have come on the road ... Tonye Jekiri totaled eight points and nine rebounds for the Hurricanes ... Miami wraps up its five-game homestand Friday against Eastern Kentucky ... Miami has won all five meetings vs. the Tigers.








  • SAVANNAH STATE: 39
    MIAMI: 70
    Final

    Dec 8 8:54 PM


  • SAVANNAH STATE: 23
    MIAMI: 34
    Halftime

    Dec 8 7:52 PM


  • SAVANNAH STATE: 0
    MIAMI: 0
    1st Half - 20:00

    Dec 8 7:08 PM