Transfers lead Miami to drubbing of St. Francis Brooklyn

Nijel Pack scored a season-high 23 points, Norchad Omier recorded a double-double and Miami beat stubborn St. Francis Brooklyn 79-56 Wednesday night in Coral Gables, Fla.A transfer from Kansas State, Pack played only 27 minutes for the game and less than 10 minutes in the first half after picking up two early fouls, but was the only player for either team in double figures at the break with 12 points.Omier, a transfer from Arkansas State, scored 13 points and hauled in 10 rebounds and Isaiah Wong added 10 points for the Hurricanes (5-1).Tedrick Wilcox Jr. scored a season 18 points — 13 in the second half — to lead St. Francis, which was without starting point guard and preseason All-Northeastern Conference honoree Rob Higgins. Higgins has an upper-body injury.Wilcox was the only player to score in double figures for the Terriers (2-3).The Hurricanes were 28-for-54 from the field (51.9 percent), while the Terriers went 20-for-56 (35.7 percent). The Hurricanes also enjoyed a 37-30 edge in rebounds and forced the Terriers into 19 turnovers to their 12. They made 18 of 26 free throws to the Terriers’ 9 of 12.