Grant, Scott lead Miami past Jacksonville 89-77
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP)—Starting guards Malcolm Grant and Durand Scott combined for 43 points to lead Miami past Jacksonville 89-77 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.
Grant scored 23 points and Scott finished with 20 as the Hurricanes, of the Atlantic Coast Conference, shook off a tough first-half challenge from the Dolphins, who play in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Miami took the lead for good with a 12-0 run midway through the second half. Adrian Thomas’ second of two 3-pointers during the spurt capped the run with 6:47 remaining and gave the Hurricanes a 76-64 lead.
Grant converted on 7 of 12 shots, including 4 of 6 from 3-point range. Scott finished 8 of 14 from the field, while Reggie Johnson finished with 13 points and Thomas added 12.
Jacksonville led at halftime, 48-42, behind Glenn Powell’s 10 first-half points. Powell led the Dolphins with 18 points.