CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Garrius Adams scored 22 points to lead Miami to a 69-56 win over Wake Forest on Saturday.
Adams shot 6 of 8 from the field and 9 of 9 from the free-throw line as the Hurricanes never trailed after a 14-0 run midway through the first half. Miami also withstood a Deacons' rally to end the first half.
Miami (16-15, 7-11 Atlantic Coast Conference) expanded a six-point lead at halftime and outscored Wake Forest 12-2 in the first 6:57 of the second half. Rion Brown's jumper with 13:03 remaining pushed the Hurricanes' lead to 41-25.
Brown finished with 19 points for the Hurricanes. Erik Swoope was Miami's third double-digit scorer with 11 points.
The win moved Miami past Wake Forest (16-15, 6-12) for a 10th place finish in the conference regular season standings.