NCAAB Game Recap - Coppin State at Miami (FL)
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:00 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
UTRGV
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Merrim
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
60
Ark
51
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Dec 21, 2019, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Coppin State (4-9)

20

40

60

Miami (FL) (8-3)

34

57

91

McGusty's career-high 28 leads Miami past Coppin St. 91-60
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:20 PM

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) The dress rehearsals are over.

Miami junior guard Kameron McGusty scored 22 of his career-high 28 points in the second half to lead the Miami Hurricanes to a wire-to-wire 91-60 victory over Coppin State Saturday afternoon at the Watsco Center.

The Hurricanes (8-3) have won four consecutive games against non-conference foes, and next begin a 19-game run in the tough ACC.

"We won four in a row but the challenge in the ACC is team we're going to play now are really a whole lot more talented," Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. "They got really good players and they're more familiar with us; we're more familiar with them. The challenges are greater. We open the season on the road against Clemson where it's very tough to play and then we come back home to play Duke, who's top 5 in the country and we're already 0-1, having lost to the No. 1 team in the country Louisville back then."

Miami's 91 points is a season high and its 18 3-pointers is a program record. The 31-point victory is Miami's largest since defeating La Salle 85-49 on Nov. 22, 2018.

"For 35 minutes it was our best offensive and defensive game," Larranaga said. "The last five wasn't indicative the way the team played. We took 38 3s which is kind of ridiculous to me, but we made 18 so we got to be pretty happy about that. We defended so well for such a long period of time, giving up only 45 points in the first 35 minutes. Love to see that kind of execution every game."

DJ Vaslijevic, who entered with the highest 3-point field goal percentage in the ACC, only converted 3-of-11, but finished with 21 points for Miami. Vasiljevic and Sam Waardenburg combined to score 19 points on a game-opening 19-3 lead and Coppin State never recovered. The closest the Eagles (4-9) would come was 21-13 as they dropped their third straight.

The Hurricanes received a rare offensive boost from Waardenburg, who surpassed his season points average in the first half with 8 points on 3-of-3 shooting from the field, making two from 3-point range. Waardenburg finished with his first double-double, notching career highs with 15 points and 11 rebounds.

"Last two days I missed some free throws and wasn't happy with it, so I shot 700 free throws yesterday and it helped me with my shot, holding my follow through," Waardenburg said. "My teammates are always telling me to shoot the ball, that it makes their job easier, so I had that mindset."

Giir Ring led Coppin State with 13 points, but it wasn't nearly enough to prevent the Eagles from falling to 2-4 during an eight-game road trip. Koby Thomas posted a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards. It didn't help Coppin State to be without leading scorer Kamar McKnight due to a hip flexor.

"That's why they play in the ACC," Coppin State coach Juan Dixon said. "We're looking to get to that level. We held them to 34 points in the first half, but we couldn't make a layup. It's about us, playing in our conference, improving and getting to the NCAA Tournament."

Leading 34-20 at halftime, McGusty caught fire, draining three consecutive 3-pointers and scoring 14 of Miami's points during a 22-6 run to begin the second half. McGusty made 9-of-11 from the field, including 5-of-7 3-pointers.

"It goes back to the team chemistry we have," said McGusty, a transfer from Oklahoma who scored 11 points in 2:02. "I'm just trying to give it my all and make that off year, this transfer year, worth it."

From there, Chris Lykes poured in three 3-pointers and notched 11 of his 16 points during an 11-5 run and a 78-42 lead.

Miami shot 47% from 3-point range (18-of-38) to Coppin State's 23% (7-of-30). Coppin State is 0-8 when outshot from 3-point territory.

Miami jumped out to a 9-0 lead as Coppin State missed its first nine shots and 14 of its first 15 attempts. The Eagles finally scored 5:27 into the game on Andrew Robinson's 3-pointer.

Sparked by the 3-point marksmanship of Vasiljevic and Waardenburg, Miami reeled off another 10-0 run and led 19-3 midway through the first half.

Led by Dejuan Clayton, the Eagles went on a mini 7-0 run to slice Miami's advantage to 21-13. That would be the closest the Eagles would come as McGusty scored six during Miami's 12-0 spurt to pull away 33-14 for Miami largest lead before ending the half up 34-20.

BIG PICTURE

Miami: The Hurricanes hope to carry their non-conference momentum into ACC play against a young Clemson Tigers squad that lacks size and 3-point accuracy. However, the return of point guard Clyde Trapp and front-court scoring of forward Aamir Simms helped the Tigers (6-5) snap a month-long, four-game slide with a blowout of Jacksonville. The Hurricanes have started the same five players in all 11 games this season. They've developed confidence and chemistry on both sides of the ball which could give its ACC foes difficulty.

Coppin State: Despite the lopsided loss Coppin State is in the midst of a turnaround season mostly due to its emphasis on defensive rebounding and a man-to-man defense that funnels opposing dribbles to the baseline and sidelines which has pressured opponents like Miami into 17 turnovers. After St. Mary's, Coppin State dives into the wide-open MEAC which a chance to surprise. They need to get leading scorer Kamar McKnight back from his hip injury.

LETDOWN: Danger Mr. Robinson: Coppin State's Andrew Robinson came in averaging 12 points but finished with seven points on 1-of-12 from the field, including 1-of-6 free throws and was a team-worst minus-30 when on the court. His twin brother Aaron Robinson didn't fare much better, clanging all six shot attempts, including 0-for-5 from 3-point range in 22 minutes.

STAT OF THE NIGHT: Four Hurricanes scored 15 points or more and the 91 points is the most scored since potting 96 points against Stephen F. Austin on Nov. 13, 2018. Miami is 3-0 against Coppin State, including a 115-76 win on Feb. 28, 1987, its largest output since the program was reinstated in 1985.

UP NEXT: The Hurricanes have the next nine days off before they hit the road against Clemson on New Year's Eve for the first of 19 games against ACC opponents.

Coppin State will play its sixth consecutive road game against non-conference foe, Mount St. Mary's on Dec. 27. Mount St. Mary's opened the season 0-9.

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Leaders

Coppin State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Robinson 0 0 1 2 1 0
G. Ring 13 0 0 2 1 0
Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
F. Gkogkos 0 0 0 2 0 0
R. Miller 0 0 1 5 0 1

Team Comparison

Copp Mia-FL
Points For 60 91
Field Goals 20/66-30% 28/55-51%
Three Pointers 7/30-23% 18/38-47%
Free Throws 13/19-68% 17/20-85%
Offensive Rebounds 15 4
Defensive Rebounds 25 34
Rebounds 48 39
Blocks 1 6
Steals 8 7
Turnovers 14 17
Personal Fouls 14 13
Technical Fouls 2 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Mia-FL Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 21 Copp 60 @ Mia-FL 91 B. Medley-Bacon 2 K. Stone 2

Game Information

Stadium: Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida
Attendance: 4,963
Game Time: