Asbury has 22 points in Miami’s 88-62 win over Penn
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)—Brian Asbury scored 22 points as Miami rebounded from its first loss of the season to beat the University of Pennsylvania 88-62 Wednesday night.
Coming off a 76-70 loss Saturday against Winthrop, which broke a 12-game winning streak, the Hurricanes wore down the Quakers with an 11-0 run to start the second half. Dwayne Collins, who finished with 18 points, scored the first seven of the spurt.
Asbury’s field goal with 18:29 remaining capped the run and increased Miami’s lead 49-31. Lance Hurdle’s driving layup with 16:29 remaining gave the Hurricanes their first 20-point lead, 54-33.
Jack McClinton’s 3-pointer with 7:30 left capped an 8-0 spurt and increased the Hurricane’s advantage 72-42.
Cameron Lewis scored 13 points to lead Penn, which fell to 4-9.
In the aftermath of a 60-30 loss at Florida Gulf Coast Saturday, in which they scored six first half points, the Quakers stayed within striking distance during the first 20 minutes. Asbury and James Dews each hit 3-pointers as Miami built a 16-7 lead in the first 12:06.
Jimmy Graham’s slam dunk with 11:29 left in the first half increased the Hurricanes lead 18-9. But Lewis scored three consecutive field goals in a 1:31 span as Penn reduced Miami’s lead 18-15. The Hurricanes responded with a 7-0 run and built their first double-digit lead of the half.
McClinton’s 3-pointer and field goals from Anthony King and Dwayne Collins keyed the run. Graham’s free throw with 5:28 remaining in the first again gave the Hurricanes another 10-point lead, 30-20. But Penn’s Justin Reilly converted on a 3-pointer and field-goal in the next 55 seconds.
Miami closed the first half outscoring Penn, 8-3, behind field goals from Raymond Hicks, Collins and Graham and McClinton’s two free throws.