Canes hoops defeats La Salle

Published On: Jan 02 2013 11:18:32 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -

Shane Larkin and Durand Scott scored 18 points each to lead Miami to a 76-59 victory over La Salle Wednesday night.

The Hurricanes (9-3) broke the game open with a 16-2 run midway through the second half. Larkin hit consecutive 3-pointers during the surge. The second of those, with 8:32 remaining, gave the Hurricanes their first double-digit lead at 57-47.

Erik Swoope's basket with 7:02 remaining ended the surge and increased Miami's lead to 61-47.

Trey McKinney Jones and Kenny Kadji finished with 14 points each for the Hurricanes, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Miami lost the final two games of the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii against Arizona and Indiana State on Dec. 24 and 25.

Tyrone Garland scored 20 points to lead La Salle. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Explorers (9-3).

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