Virginia Falls at Miami 74-62
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Dwayne Collins scored 18 points to lead Miami past Virginia 74-62 on Tuesday night. Collins also had six rebounds and was one of four Miami players to score in double figures.
Julian Gamble had a double-double for the Hurricanes with season-high totals of 13 points and 12 rebounds. James Dews added 13 points and Durand Scott 11 for Miami (18-9, 4-9 Atlantic Coast Conference), which had lost its past two games.
Virginia (14-12, 5-8), which lost its sixth straight game, was led by Sylven Landesberg’s game-high 27 points. Landesberg had a career-high six three-point field goals in the game.
Jerome Meyinsse had personal ACC career highs with 13 points and seven rebounds for the Cavaliers, and Jeff Jones scored 11 points. Meyinsse also had a career-high three assists.
Landesberg scored eight consecutive points on three jump shots to give Virginia a 28-26 advantage during a back-and-forth first half, but Miami led 33-32 at the break.
Collins scored eight points as Miami went on an 18-5 run to turn a tie at 40 into a 58-45 lead with just over 6 minutes left. Virginia was unable to pull within single digits the rest of the way.
Miami shot 47.5 percent (28-59) from the field, including 33.3 percent (7-21) from three-point range, and 84.6 percent (11-13) from the free-throw line. The Hurricanes also out-rebounded the Cavaliers 39-31.
Virginia shot 35.1 percent (20-57) from the field, including 41.7 percent (10-24) from three-point range, and 80.0 percent (12-15) from the free-throw line. It was the sixth consecutive game the Cavaliers shot less than 38 percent from the field.