CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Joakim Noah had 18 points and six blocked shots and No. 5 Florida beat Miami 77-67 on Thursday night to improve to 11-0 and set a school record for consecutive wins to open a season.
Lee Humphrey added 15 points and Corey Brewer had 11 for the Gators, who have scored at least 74 points in every game this season.Guillermo Diaz had a season-high 25 points for Miami (6-5), which was held scoreless over the final 2:11.The Gators scored eight of the first 10 points of the second half to take a 41-35 lead, but the Hurricanes ripped off an 8-0 run to go up 43-41 with 15:03 to play.Miami took a 50-48 lead on a 3-pointer by Diaz, but Florida responded with an 11-2 run to go up 59-52 with 10:11 left.Diaz then scored seven points in a 12-0 run that gave the Hurricanes a 64-59 lead with 6:32 remaining.Noah then scored five straight points to tie the game and spark a 12-3 run that gave Florida a 71-67 lead with 1:23 remaining.Florida trailed 28-19 with 3:15 remaining in the first half, but the Gators closed the half on a 14-5 run to forge a 33-33 tie.The final three points of the half came with just 0.9 seconds remaining, when Brewer made three free throws after being fouled by Miami guard Anthony Harris while attempting a 3-pointer.Brewer scored 10 points in the first half, but was just 2-of-11 from the field. Diaz scored 11 points in the opening 20 minutes on 3-of-8 shooting.Playing on Miami's campus for the first time since 1990, Florida struggled with its shooting. The Gators entered the game shooting an NCAA-best 54.4 percent from the field, but finished at just 38.6 percent Thursday, including 32.3 percent in the first half.The loss was the first at home this season for Miami.