The score was 25-all at halftime, and the Hurricanes took the lead for good with a 13-3 run to start the second half. Kadji hit consecutive baskets, the second a 3-pointer. Durand Scott then scored on back-to-back possessions for a 38-28 advantage with 11 minutes remaining.
Larkin was scoreless until he sank a 3-pointer with 8:46 left. He made another one on Miami's next possession for a 44-34 lead.
Gamble's two free throws put Miami up by 13 for the first time at 51-38 with 4 minutes left, and soon the Hurricanes were celebrating. Gamble, a sixth-year senior, conceded he struggled a bit with the net-cutting ritual.
"The scissors we had might be a little dull," he said with a smile. "Those are the same scissors we use to cut off our tape every day. We'll try to have some sharper ones when we get to Greensboro."
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