Durand Scott scored 15 points in his season debut after serving a six-game suspension handed out by the NCAA to help lead the Miami Hurricanes to a 77-62 win over Detroit Saturday.
Scott started and played a team-high 38 minutes. He also had five rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
Detroit (2-2), an NCAA tournament team last season, was led by Nick Minnerath’s 22 points. Standout point guard Ray McCallum added 15 on 6 of 13 shooting.
Miami shot 51.9 percent (28 of 54) and held Detroit to 35.6 percent (21 of 59) shooting. Miami also out-rebounded Detroit, 41-27.
Detroit led 15-9 in the early going following a layup by McCallum.
Miami responded with a 10-3 run to take a 19-18 lead following a layup by Johnson, who returned after missing last game due to a back injury. Johnson came off the bench to score seven points and grab nine rebounds in 27 minutes.
The teams played in close throughout the rest of the first half with Miami taking a 35-31 lead into the break.
Miami scored the first six points after halftime including a basket by Scott to take a 41-31 lead.
Larkin’s layup with nine minutes left gave Miami their largest lead of the game at 58-42.
The Hurricanes held on the rest of the way.
Up next for Miami is a home game Wednesday against No. 15 Michigan State as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
SCORING: Larkin 6-10 2-2 15; Scott 6-9 3-4 15; McKinney-Jones 4-6 2-2 13; Kadji 5-13 4-4 14; Gamble 3-5 1-1 7; Brown 2-8 2-2 6; Swoope 0-0 0-0 0; Johnson 2-3 3-4 7. Team 28-54 17-19 77.
3-PT FIELD GOALS: McKinney-Jones 3-5; Larkin 1-1; Scott 0-1; Brown 0-3; Kadji 0-5. Team 4-15.
HIGH REBOUNDER: Kadji 11.
HIGH ASSISTS: Larkin, Scott, Kadji 3.