South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday)
Hurricanes’ success comes at a cost as Lykes sprains ankle
andscored20pointstohelpMiami beatStetson 82-60onFridaynight.
Lykes went to the locker room midway through the second half with a sprained ankle and did not return. Matt Cross, who added 11 points, also left the game late with a sprained ankle.
12 rebounds for his second career double- double and Kameron McGusty scored 11 points for the Hurricanes (2-0).
Chase Johnston had 19 points, including five 3-pointers, and Mahamadou Diawara added 14 points for theHatters (0-2). Johnstonmadefour of his 3s in the final 3minutes, 35 seconds afterMiami held its largest lead at 76-45.
Stetson had a 15-4 run to cut a 12-point deficit to 28-27 late in the first half. The Hurricanes responded by scoring the final 12 points of the period and opened the second half with nine straight.
The gamewas originally scheduled to be both teams’ season openerNov. 25 butwas postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests in the Stetson program.