WASHINGTON, Sporting Alert – Dewan Huell scored 15 points and a career-high 12 rebounds and No. 6 Miami beat George Washington 59-50 at Charles E. Smith Center on Saturday.
Huell, who shot 7 of 12 from the floor, was recording his second double-double of the season, as the Hurricanes (9-0) stayed undefeated after nine games this season.
He was scoring in double figures for the seventh time in nine games.
Freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV added 13 points, including an emphatic putback dunk, with five rebounds and three assists off the bench, while Dejan Vasiljevic scored 10 points in the win for Miami.
The Hurricanes scored 32 points in the first half, led by as many as 21 points during that period and held George Washington, who never lead in the game, to just 15 at half time.
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Miami had a 43-32 advantage with 8:20 left before opening up the gap to 51-39 with less than three minutes remaining, as the visitors were in front for 38:45.
Jair Bolden scored 13 points and Arnaldo Toro grabbed a season-best 13 rebounds to lead the Colonials (5-6), who lost two straight.
As a team, George Washington, which fell 0-2 against ranked teams this season, shot 30 percent on a disappointing 19 of 63 shooting.
The Hurricanes went 41 percent on 25 of 61.
Both teams also struggled shooting the ball from long-range with the Canes going 5 for 21 and the Colonials 4 for 18.
Miami dominated the paint with a 40-20 advantage and outscored George Washington 12-2 on fast break points.
With the win, UM jumped out to their best start since opening 12-0 in 2007-08 and is one of only five remaining unbeaten teams in the country.
Meanwhile, sophomore guard Bruce Brown Jr. returned to action after missing one game because of a left-hand injury.
Brown played 38 minutes and finished with three points on 1 of 6 shooting. He also matched a career high with three steals.
Charles E. Smith Center
12:00 PM ET December 16, 2017
Washington, District of Columbia
Line: MIA -8.5
Referees: Lamar Simpson, Raymond Styons, Ted Valentine