CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Kadji and Durand Scott scored 18 points each to lead Miami to a 74-56 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday.
The Hurricanes (16-9, 7-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored 13 unanswered points during a 4:29 span early in the second half. Shane Larkin’s 3-pointer with 11:44 left ended the run and gave Miami a 56-42 advantage.
C.J. Harris’ layup with 11:31 remaining ended the Deacons’ drought. Miami outscored Wake Forest 10-4 in the next 3:31 behind consecutive 3-pointers from Kadji and Garrius Adams for a 64-48 lead.
Reggie Johnson’s layup with 5:42 remaining gave the Hurricanes their first 20-point lead at 70-50.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Hurricanes.
Harris scored 14 points to lead Wake Forest, which has lost seven of its last eight. The Deacons (12-15, 3-10) shot 52 percent from the field in the first half but 30 in the second half.