CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Rion Brown scored 19 points to lead Miami to a 80-66 victory over Maryland on Wednesday night.
Brown and Malcolm Grant hit consecutive 3-pointers late in the second half as the Hurricanes regained a double-digit lead they enjoyed for most of the first half and the opening minutes of the second. Brown was 6 of 7 from 3-point range.Grant, who finished with 16 points, made a 3-pointer to put Miami (18-12, 6-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) up 69-56 with 6:06 remaining.The Hurricanes later scored six unanswered points during a 1:22 span to seal it. Durand Scott's basket gave Miami a 75-58 lead with 4:06 to play.Scott scored 15 points and Reggie Johnson finished with 12 points and 15 rebounds for Miami.The Terrapins (18-12, 7-8) rallied from a 47-30 deficit early in the second half with a 15-3 spurt. Adrian Bowie and Terrell Stoglin each hit 3s during the run.Stoglin led Maryland with 20 points.Maryland brought it within five, 55-50, on Bowie's 3-pointer with 11:50 remaining. Bowie and Stoglin each hit 3-pointers during the run.Grant's six points and Brown's four-point play keyed the Hurricanes on a 12-0 run midway through the first half. Grant capped the spurt with three free throws after being fouled on an attempted 3-point try for a 23-12 Miami lead with 10:16 remaining.Garrius Adams' jumper with 2:14 remaining gave the Hurricanes their biggest lead of the half 40-25.Adrian Thomas, a sixth-year Miami senior, scored 12 points in his final regular-season home game.