Hurricanes seniors Dwayne Collins, James Dews and Cyrus McGowan will be honored before today’s game with rival Florida State in the 2010 regular season finale at the BankUnited Center before tipoff at 12pm in a nationally televised game on ESPN2.
Dwayne Collins led the Hurricanes with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Adrian Thomas scored 12, all on 3-pointers, and Malcolm Grant scored 11. Reggie Johnson came off the bench to score 10 points and tally seven rebounds in 16 minutes.
The Hurricanes (17-7, 3-7 ACC) won for only the second time in the past eight games, and improved to 11-1 at home this season.
The ‘Canes (14-1) completed their non-conference schedule with a 14-0 record, going undefeated in non-league play for the first time in school history. The lone loss was against conference foe Boston College last month.
James Dews leads Miami in scoring this season, averaging 12.7 points per game. Dews ranks 3rd in the conference from behind the arc, averaging 48.6%, and is 4th among active ACC players with 147 career three-point shots.
Dwayne Collins posted his second-straight double-double with 17 points and a game-high 14 rebounds and Durand Scott added 13 points and four assists for UM.
The Hurricanes improved to 11-1, with their lone loss a one-point defeat at Boston College on Dec. 6. They won for the 19th time in 20 games against the Owls.
FAU coach Mike Jarvis, when asked after the game about the Owls’ dismal all-time record against the ‘Canes, said, “We will play Miami until we beat them.”
Dews converted a career-high five-of-seven three-pointers en route to a game-high 19 points as the Hurricanes hit a total of 14 shots from long range. It is the most three-point baskets since Miami hit a school-record 15 treys versus Georgetown on March 3, 1993.