Miami used a balanced scoring attack to overcome 27 points by Georgia Tech’s Anthony Morrow and beat the Yellow Jackets 70-53 Saturday.
The loss left Georgia Tech with its first seven-game losing streak in nine years.
Guillermo Diaz scored 19 points to lead five Miami players scoring in double figures.
Miami (14-8 overall, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) has won three straight games and seven of its last nine.
Tech (9-11 overall, 2-7 ACC) had not lost seven straight games since the end of the 1996-97 season. The Yellow Jackets are under .500 for the first time since the 2001-02 season.
Miami took a big lead of 20 points at 68-48 late in the game with back-to-back 3-pointers by Diaz and Robert Hite.
Anthony King and Anthony Harris each had 11 points for Miami. Hite and Raymond Hicks each had 10.
Morrow came within two points of his career high after being held to 5 points in back-to-back games.
Miami managed a 33-all halftime tie despite only two points from Hite, who leads the team with 17 points per game.
Miami opened the second half with a 15-4 run to lead 48-37. It kept the lead in double figures the final 10 minutes, managing to work the clock with multiple passes but still stretch the lead.
The ninth-ranked University of Miami women’s tennis team fell to No. 18 California, 4-3, in the consolation round of the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championship Saturday evening at the University of Wisconsin’s A.C. Nielsen Tennis Stadium.
With the loss, the Hurricanes fall to 2-2 overall after going 1-2 in the tournament. The Bears improve to 4-1 overall after going 2-1 this weekend.
Cal opened the match by sweeping doubles to take a 1-0 match lead.
Senior Melissa Applebaum put Miami on the board with an upset victory over No.14 Susie Babos in straight sets, 7-5, 6-1 at the No. 2 position.
Miami then took a 2-1 match lead after sophomore Audra Cohen also claimed an upset victory over No. 19 Suzi Fodor, 6-2, 6-2, at the No. 1 spot.
After suffering losses at the No. 4 and No. 6 positions, freshman Monika Dancevic upended No. 83 Claire Ilcinkas, 6-2, 7-6(6) to tie the score.
The match came down to the No. 3 position where sophomore Patricia Starzyk and No. 34 Marion Ravelojaona fought in a three-set battle. Starzyk won the first set 6-4 but could not hold off Ravelojaona who won the second and third set, 6-2, 6-4.