Sibande leads Miami of Ohio past Drake 67-59

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ESTERO, Fla. — Nike Sibande had 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Miami (Ohio) to a 67-59 win over Drake in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Monday.

Sibande scored 12 of his points in the second half, and he recorded his first double-double of the season.

Dalonte Brown had 13 points and seven rebounds for Miami (4-1), which earned its fourth consecutive victory. Dae Dae Grant added 11 points.

Liam Robbins had 12 rebounds for the Bulldogs (4-2). Anthony Murphy added seven rebounds. Drake entered averaging nearly 80 points a game, but was held to 19-for-54 (35.2 percent) shooting against the RedHawks.

MIAMI (OHIO) 67, DRAKE 59

At Estero, Fla.

DRAKE (4-2) — T.Murphy 1-5 3-6 6, Robbins 4-12 1-4 9, Penn 3-6 1-3 8, A.Murphy 2-10 4-6 8, Wilkins 3-7 0-0 8, Pilipovic 2-6 0-0 6, Ernst 0-0 0-0 0, Sturtz 1-1 4-6 6, Jackson 1-2 0-0 3, Thomas 0-2 0-0 0, Yesufu 2-3 0-0 5. TOTALS 19-54 13-25 59.

MIAMI (OHIO) (4-1) — Brown 5-8 2-3 13, Bowman 3-8 0-1 9, Sibande 5-11 5-5 16, Jovic 0-0 2-2 2, Grant 5-10 0-1 11, McNamara 2-4 0-1 4, Brewer 0-0 0-0 0, Coleman-Lands 1-6 2-2 4, White 0-0 0-0 0, Lairy 2-4 4-6 8. TOTALS 23-51 15-21 67.

Halftime–Miami (Ohio) 26-25. 3-Point Goals–Drake 8-21 (Wilkins 2-4, Pilipovic 2-5, Penn 1-1, T.Murphy 1-1, Jackson 1-2, Yesufu 1-2, Robbins 0-1, Thomas 0-2, A.Murphy 0-3), Miami (Ohio) 6-21 (Bowman 3-6, Brown 1-3, Sibande 1-3, Grant 1-3, Lairy 0-1, Coleman-Lands 0-5). Fouled Out–A.Murphy. Rebounds–Drake 36 (Robbins 12), Miami (Ohio) 33 (Sibande 11). Assists–Drake 11 (Penn 4), Miami (Ohio) 4 (Coleman-Lands, Jovic, Bowman, Grant 1). Total Fouls–Drake 23, Miami (Ohio) 20. A–563 (7,186).

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