King, Hurdle each finish with 13 points as Miami beats St. John’s 66-47
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)—Anthony King and Lance Hurdle each scored 13 points as Miami beat St. John’s 66-47 on Sunday.
The Hurricanes (7-0) enjoyed two 10-0 runs, the second of which increased their lead 52-38 with 7:39 remaining in the second half. King’s short jumper capped the spurt.
D.J. Kennedy’s 3-point play and Paris Horne’s field goal reduced Miami’s lead to 52-43 with 5:17 remaining.
But James Dews converted on four free throws and Hurdle scored another two free throws in the next 1:12 as Miami secured the win.
Dews finished with 11 points.
Kennedy and Justin Burrell each scored 10 points to lead the Red Storm (4-1).
St. John’s, which overcame a 10-point gap with a late run in the first half, took a 32-31 lead on Kennedy’s 3-pointer 1:54 into the second half.
But the Hurricanes outscored the Red Storm 9-3 in the next 4:14 behind King’s two short jumpers and a free throw.
The Red Storm also rallied from a 10-point deficit with a 10-0 run in the final 4:04 of the first half. Burrell scored six points during the spurt, including a short jumper inside the lane with three seconds remaining that tied it at 29-all at the half.