No. 8 Hurricanes drub North Carolina 87-61

No. 8 Hurricanes drub North Carolina 87-61
February 9, 2013, 4:17 pm
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Miami guard Shane Larkin passes past North Carolina guard Marcus Paige (5) during the first half of an NCCA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami hit a school record-tying 15 3-pointers and the eighth-ranked Hurricanes extended their winning streak to 11 games by beating North Carolina 87-61 on Saturday.

Sophomore Shane Larkin had 18 points and a career-high nine assists for the Atlantic Coast Conference leaders, who built margins of 9-0 and 44-27 en route to another rout. They improved to 11-0 at home, where each of the past four wins have been by at least 22 points.

Miami (19-3, 10-0 ACC) set a school record for ACC victories in a season with eight games still to go. North Carolina (16-7, 6-4), which began the season 18-2 against the Hurricanes, lost to them for the second time in four weeks.