Michigan 74, Miami 53
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP)—Dion Harris had 16 points to lead five players in double figures as Michigan beat Miami 74-53 Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
The Wolverines (4-0) pulled away with an 18-3 run, taking a 50-33 lead midway through the second half.
Guillermo Diaz finished with 21 points and Gary Hamilton had nine points and seven rebounds for the Hurricanes (4-3).
Michigan’s Lester Abram scored 14, Daniel Horton had 13, Courtney Sims scored 12 and reserve Chris Hunter added 11 points.
The Wolverines led just 31-26 at halftime after seven ties and five lead changes. The game was closely contested early in the second half before the decisive burst.
Diaz led a rally with eight straight points for Miami, but Horton made two 3-pointers and an assist to put Michigan ahead 62-42.
Miami made 19 turnovers, clearly missing point guard Anthony Harris, who is out with an injured right foot.
The Wolverines outrebounded the Hurricanes 42-27, getting 18 points on offensive rebounds.
Different players performed well in spurts for Michigan.
In the first half, Harris hit consecutive 3-pointers to give Michigan a five-point lead. After the game was tied, Hunter scored seven straight to give the Wolverines their largest lead up to that point.
Several players contributed to Michigan’s second-half run, and Horton ended any comeback hopes Miami had.