Davon Reed scored 17 points to lead Miami to a 72-64 victory over George Washington on Thursday night.
The Hurricanes (9-2) secured the victory with eight free throws in the final 41 seconds. Reed's two free throws with 5.9 seconds left gave Miami its final margin.
JaQuan Newton finished with 14 points and Bruce Brown had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Hurricanes (9-2). Ebuka Izundu added 12 points.
Yuta Watanabe scored 15 points to lead the Colonials (8-5).
The victory increased Miami's winning streak to five while the loss snapped a three-game winning streak for George Washington.
Both teams enjoyed huge first half runs. Davon Reed keyed a 23-4 spurt with three 3-pointers that gave Miami a 28-8 lead with 8:45 remaining.
The Colonials responded with a 22-6 run in the next 7:29. Yuta Watanabe scored 11 points, including three 3-pointers and his third conversion from behind the arc with 1:16 left got George Washington within 34-30.
Reed became the 37th player in Hurricanes history to reach 1,000 points after his dunk with 5:45 remaining in the second half.
Miami’s starters: Ja’Quan Newton, Bruce Brown, Davon Reed, Dewan Huell and Kamari Murphy.
In his 109th game at The U, senior guard Davon Reed scored 17 points against George Washington, solidifying his name in the Hurricanes’ 1,000-point club. He is the 37th Hurricane to score 1,000 points.
Reed led Miami in scoring with 17 points and three steals, while Bruce Brown had a team-high 12 rebounds.
Brown recorded his second double-double of his career, two games removed from becoming only the second player in program history to record a triple-double against South Carolina State. The native of Boston finished the evening with 14 points and a career high 12 rebounds.
Four Miami players scored in double figures for the Canes, as Reed had 17, Newton 14, Brown 14 and Ebuka Izundu had 12. Every Hurricane to earn time on the court scored at least two points.