Frosh Huell’s 14 points help Hurricanes beat Rutgers, 73-61

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Freshman Dewan Huell had 14 points and seven rebounds in 25 minutes and the Miami Hurricanes scored 17 consecutive points in the second half Wednesday to beat previously undefeated Rutgers in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, 73-61.

The 6-foot-11 Huell scored in double figures for the fifth time this season and had a couple of baskets worthy of video replays.

Another freshman, Bruce Brown, scored 11 points, including a 3-point play with less than two minutes left to stop a late Rutgers run.

Miami (5-2) bounced back from consecutive losses last week. The Scarlet Knights (6-1) had been off to their best start since their Final Four season in 1975-76.

Rutgers trailed by 15 points early, rallied to within 36-32 and then went nine minutes without a point. The Scarlet Knights went 0 for 11 with five turnovers during the drought while Miami pulled out to a 53-32 lead.

It was another strong defensive effort by the Hurricanes, who came into the game ranked 12th in scoring defense at 58.7 points per game.

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