CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Ja’Quan Newton scored 18 points to lead Miami to a 74-62 victory over Penn on Saturday afternoon.
The Hurricanes (3-0) were never threatened after a 16-3 run midway through the second half. Consecutive 3-pointers from D.J. Valsijevic and Bruce Brown capped the surge and increased Miami’s lead to 59-38 with 10:28 remaining in the half.
Brown finished with 15 points and Davon Reed, Valsijevic and Dewan Huell scored 11 points each for the Hurricanes, who experienced their first deficit of the season when the Quakers ran off eight unanswered points for an 8-4 lead early in the game.
Newton had three steals and scored 16 points in the second half.
A.J. Brodeur scored 16 points to lead the Quakers (1-1).
Miami: junior guard Rashad Muhammad served the final game of his three-game suspension because of a violation of team rules. Muhammad played his first two seasons at San Jose State and sat out the 2015-16 season in compliance with transfer rules.
Penn: the Quakers are (65-95) all-time against ACC schools. Saturday’s game was Penn’s first against a school from the conference since its 85-55 loss against Duke on January 1, 2012. The Quakers’ last victory against an ACC opponent was their 79-74 victory over Georgia Tech November 19, 2001.
Miami: the Hurricanes will face Stanford in the first round of the AdvoCare Invitational Thanksgiving Day in Orlando. Tip-off is at 2:30 p.m. Miami and Stanford previously met in the 2015 NIT Championship, which the Cardinal won, 66-64, in overtime.
Penn: the Quakers continue their heavy early-season road schedule against Central Connecticut State Tuesday night. Penn’s first four games are on the road before their home opener against defending national champion Villanova Nov. 29 at the Palestra.
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