Vasiljevic, Lawrence lead Miami past Georgia Tech

Hurricanes have won 3 of last 5

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. - Dejan Vasiljevic scored 21 points to lead Miami to an 80-65 victory over Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon.

Anthony Lawrence finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and Ebuka Izundu scored 18 points for the Hurricanes, who have won three of their last five after a five-game losing streak.

The Hurricanes (12-14, 4-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed and were never threatened after a 13-3 run that helped open a 17-point lead midway through the first half. Chris Lykes, Anthony Mack and Sam Waardenburg hit 3-pointers that keyed Miami's surge. Lykes' short jumper with 8:09 remaining capped the run and increased the Hurricanes' lead to 30-13.

Lawrence's 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Miami a 39-23 advantage at halftime.

The Yellow Jackets (12-16, 4-11) got no closer than 51-40 on Michael Devoe's 3-pointer with 14:01 remaining in the second half.

Jose Alvarado scored 20 points and Moses Wright finished with 19 points for Georgia Tech.

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