Miami starts game on 17-0 run en route to 12-0 record

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Jack McClinton forgot his game jersey. Luckily he remembered his shooting touch.

Forced to miss the game's first 2:44 after leaving his jersey in the dressing room, McClinton scored 17 points and No. 22 Miami defeated North Carolina A&T 95-64 Sunday to stretch its season-opening winning streak to 12 games.

"Coach gave us a [pregame] speech and I was zoning on it," McClinton said. "I was focused on the game."

McClinton made up for his brief memory lapse once he entered the game, going 6-for-10 from the field and 3-for-6 from 3-point range.

James Dews and Raymond Hicks each scored 16 points for the Hurricanes, who are two games shy of the school record for victories to open a season set in 2001-02.

"We weren't distracted, it's a tough time of the year," Miami head coach Frank Haith said. "A lot of these guys have plane tickets and are thinking about going home."

The Hurricanes opened the game on a 17-0 run in the first 5:07 and were never threatened.

"Miami played tremendous today and they jumped out on us," Aggies head coach Jerry Eaves said. "We are in a sluggish position during the season right now but Miami created it. They hit big shots and were physical -- just like they've been doing all year."

The Hurricanes shot a season-high 58 percent from the field to remain one of nine unbeaten Division I teams.

Down 45-25 at halftime, the Aggies (5-7) got no closer than 47-32 after James Porter's field goal 2:55 into the second half.

The Hurricanes countered with an 18-4 run in the next 5:09. Dews scored eight points, including two 3-pointers, during the spurt.

"A lot of it has to do with confidence," Dews said. "This year, I stepped into a bigger role, so I've got my confidence level up for that."

Austin Ewing scored 14 points for North Carolina A&T, which has lost five of six.

Anthony King's field goal with 9:35 remaining in the second half gave the Hurricanes their first 30-point advantage 73-43.

"I am proud of how our kids stayed focused and attacked the game," Haith said. "They were really focused practice-wise and it showed."

Brian Asbury scored four points, and Lance Hurdle and Dews hit 3-pointers in Miami's game-opening run.

Steven Rush's 3-pointer and Ed Jones' 3-pointer helped the Aggies score eight straight points and get within 17-8 with 12:50 remaining in the first half.

But Dwayne Collins scored five points in a 14-3 spurt that gave the Hurricanes their first 20-point advantage of the half, 32-11. Jimmy Graham's short field goal capped the run with 5:40 left.

Hurdle's reverse layup with 3:44 remaining increased the lead to 39-15, Miami's largest of the half.

"Guys are staying after practice and coming in early," McClinton said. "So we are really maturing and getting better for when we step onto the court."