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Brown scores a career-high 22 points to lead Miami to an easy 62-49 victory over Georgia Tech

  • Miami's Shane Larkin, center, passes the ball to teammate Julian Gamble, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Miami's Shane Larkin, center, passes the ball to teammate Julian Gamble, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami's Shane Larkin, left, looses his balance while handling the ball against the defense of Georgia Tech forward Julian Royal, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Miami's Shane Larkin, left, looses his balance while handling the ball against the defense of Georgia Tech forward Julian Royal, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

  • Miami's Rion Brown, center, dunks the ball in front of Georgia Tech's Marcus Georges-Hunt during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Miami's Rion Brown, center, dunks the ball in front of Georgia Tech's Marcus Georges-Hunt during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  (The Associated Press)

Rion Brown came off the bench to score a career-high 22 points, and Miami's overall size gave Georgia Tech fits Saturday as the Hurricanes whipped the Yellow Jackets 62-49 in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Georgia Tech (10-3) had won six straight against a soft schedule in which the Yellow Jackets never faced height like the Hurricanes (10-3) offered.

The Jackets were outscored 26-19 in the paint while losing for the first time in nine games in their new arena, McCamish Pavilion.

Miami outrebounded Georgia Tech 40-29, with Hurricanes forward Kenny Kadji grabbing a season-high 14 to go with 11 points.

Brown, son of former Georgia Tech player Tico Brown, scored 11 points to lead Miami to a 33-23 lead at halftime.

Mfon Udofia and Kammeon Holsey led the Yellow Jackets with 10 points each. Georgia Tech, however, made just 17 of 52 shots.