OXFORD, Ohio – Freshman guard Reggie Johnson scored 21 points as Miami (Ohio) led from the start in a 76-58 nonconference victory over James Madison on Saturday.
Jon Harris began the scoring with a three-point play and Johnson and Bill Edwards followed with 3-pointers to give the RedHawks (3-2) a 9-0 lead after just 1 minute, 18 seconds.
Miami led by as many as 19 points in the first half and was up 37-26 at halftime.
Johnson scored four of Miami's first six second-half baskets, including two 3-pointers, as the RedHawks pushed their lead to 16 points, 51-35, with 15:31 remaining.
The Dukes (1-4) never got closer than 10 points after that.
Jon Harris added 15 points and eight rebounds for Miami, Will Felder contributed 12 points and seven rebounds and Quinten Rollins had 10 points and 10 assists.
Devon Moore led James Madison with 17 points and Rayshawn Goins scored 14.