CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Sophomore Bruce Brown had his 2d occupation triple-double and the 3rd at school historical past to assist the No. 13 Miami Hurricanes win their season opener Friday evening by way of beating Gardner-Webb 77-45.
Brown, who’s broadly anticipated to show professional after this season, totaled 10 issues, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in 31 mins.
Lonnie Walker IV, Miami’s maximum extremely touted recruit below trainer Jim Larranaga, got here off the bench in his collegiate debut to overall 10 issues and 5 assists in 25 mins.
Miami (1-Zero) advanced to 6-1 in openers below Larranaga. The Hurricanes have their best score to start out a season, however it starts below the cloud of the FBI investigation into school basketball, with Larranaga pronouncing he was once named in court docket paperwork however has accomplished not anything flawed.
Gardner-Webb (Zero-1) prolonged its shedding streak towards ranked groups to 10 video games courting to November 2007.
The Hurricanes fell in the back of 7-Zero however took fee by way of scoring the primary 14 issues of the second one part.
Dewan Huell had 14 issues and 8 rebounds in 18 mins. Ebuka Izundu, a 6-10 junior from Nigeria, had 14 issues and 10 rebounds in 22 mins.
Brown’s nifty passes integrated alley-oop passes to Walker and Huell for baskets. Miami received simply regardless of capturing simplest 7 for 26 from Three-point vary and 10 for 21 from the free-throw line.
D.J. Laster led Gardner-Webb with 10 issues and 8 rebounds.
The Hurricanes ignored two loose throws and a trio of Three-pointers early sooner than Brown scored their first issues four mins into the season. That began a 10-Zero run, and Miami by no means trailed once more. The rating was once 27-23 at halftime, and Miami went on a 24-2 run to start out the second one part.
The Hurricanes struggled towards Gardner-Webb’s zone, partially on account of deficient capturing from the fringe. Miami made 7 % from Three-point vary within the first part, going 1 for 13, with the one basket by way of Walker.
Defensively the Hurricanes were given their palms at the ball within the lane so much. Their protection were given ranked 2d within the ACC in scoring protection a yr in the past, however that finish of the court docket would be the largest problem for Larranaga’s younger crew.
The Hurricanes are at house Sunday towards Military.
Gardner-Webb continues a three-game swing thru Florida when it performs No. eight Florida on Monday.