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Miami upsets No. 1 Duke Blue Devils

Posted January 23, 2013

FINAL: Miami 90, Duke 63: The 25th-ranked Miami Hurricanes upset the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils on Wednesday night behind a 57% team shooting effort and 25 points from Durand Scott. Kenny Kadji (22) and Shane Larkin (18) also had huge nights in the winning effort. The 27-point win was the third largest win ever over a #1 ranked team.

Second half, 5:28: Miami 72, Duke 46: Miami now has two 20-point scorers in Durand Scott and Kenny Kadji, and the Hurricanes are having fun blowing out the Blue Devils in the final minutes of the game. Mason Plumlee now has 11 points, but his scoring is much too little, too late.

Second half, 10:57: Miami 63, Duke 35: Miami is putting this one in cruise-control. They continue to shoot well behind Durand Scott's 19 points. Shane Larkin has 16 after hitting his second 3-pointer of the game. Alex Murphy leads Duke in scoring with 11  -- he is the only Blue Devil scoring in double-figures.

Second half, 15:59: Miami 53, Duke 29: Duke is still looking sluggish after the halftime break. Miami continues to work harder on the glass, pulling down rebounds and giving second chance points to Kenny Kadji (13) and other big men. Alex Murphy has shot well for Duke in the last few minutes. He now has 9 points, which leads the way for the Blue Devils.

Halftime: Miami 42, Duke 19: Duke went 8 minutes without scoring a point, Miami went on a 25-1 run, and Miami has a dominant lead over the No. 1 Duke Blue Devils at halftime. The Hurricanes are taking and making every look they get, shooting 57% from the field and 6-of-11 from beyond the arc. Durand Scott has 15 points and Kenny Kadji has 11. Shane Larkin has also helped Miami with 9 points and 5 assists.

Seth Curry has been held scoreless for Duke. Mason Plumlee and Amile Jefferson are shooting a combined 4-of-14 with 9 points.

First half, 5:06: Miami 29, Duke 15: Duke is struggling on both ends of the court. On offense, they have had trouble getting to the line and are being smothered by Miami's big men. On defense, Duke cannot stop the guard trio of Durand Scott (10), Shane Larkin (7), and Trey McKinney Jones (3). Miami is shooting 5-of-9 from beyond the arc to put up points fast.

First half, 7:18: Miami 19, Duke 14: Duke is shooting an underwhelming 27% from the field through the first half, and the Hurricanes have enjoyed a lengthy scoring run led by Durand Scott's 7 points. Shane Larkin and Kenny Kadji have 5 each for Miami. Five Blue Devils have scored so far, with Plumlee's 4 points leading the team.

First half, 11:52: Miami 13, Duke 11: Miami center Reggie Johnson, who was not expected to play tonight due to injury, has checked in for the Hurricanes. Miami guard Shane Larkin hit a go-ahead bucket and has 5 points. For Duke, Mason Plumlee is getting some early looks inside. He has 4 points on 2-of-5 shooting.

First half, 15:26: Duke 7, Miami 6: Rasheed Sulaimon set the town early for Duke with a 3-pointer on the team's first possession. Plumlee has scored 4 for Duke. Kenny Kadji, Durand Scott, and Julian Gamble have each scored 2 for Miami.

 


The top-ranked Duke Blue Devils put their new ranking on the line on Wednesday night when they travel to the BankUnited Center to take on the 25th-ranked Miami Hurricanes in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown.

Mike Krzyzewski's Blue Devils have ascended the top-25 for the second time this season and sport a 16-1 overall record coming into Wednesday's contest. The team distanced itself from that lone loss, an 84-76 setback at NC State, with last week's 73-57 drubbing of Georgia Tech. The Blue Devils were idle this past weekend and watched teams in front of them in the rankings falter, giving Duke another shot at the top spot.

Jim Larranaga's Hurricanes would like nothing better than to send the Blue Devils tumbling again. Miami is the only unbeaten left in ACC play at 4-0. The team has won five consecutive games overall coming into this contest and moved to 13-3 with a thrilling 60-59 win at Boston College last time out.

Duke has won 15 of the 18 all-time meetings with Miami and is 8-2 in Coral Gables. Miami, however, won last year's matchup in Durham to snap a five-game win streak in the series for the Blue Devils.

The Blue Devils are currently at less than 100 percent as Ryan Kelly is sidelined with a foot injury. Kelly's scoring wasn't needed though in the win over Georgia Tech, as Seth Curry netted 24 points, thanks in large part to a 6-of-7 effort from behind the arc.

Mason Plumlee recorded his 11th double- double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Rasheed Sulaimon poured in 15 points. Duke shot just 40 percent from the floor in the game, but forced Tech into 21 turnovers.

Duke has been much more efficient in terms of shooting the basketball on the year, as the team converts 47.3 percent from the floor, including a hefty 42.2 percent from 3-point range. Kelly's 13.4 ppg are missing for the immediate future, but there is plenty of depth to compensate.

Plumlee is one of the top interior players in the country, shooting 59.1 percent overall and averaging a double-double with team-highs of 17.4 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. Curry provides perimeter balance at 16.9 ppg. Fellow guards Quinn Cook and Sulaimon add to the scoring punch with 11.5 and 11.0 ppg, respectively. Duke Logo More Duke Stories

Miami is also functioning at less than full strength, as their big man, center Reggie Johnson has been sidelined with a broken thumb for more than a month. Johnson is averaging a double-double in his limited playing time (12.6 ppg, 10.1 rpg) and leaves a huge hole in the middle of the lineup for Miami.

The Hurricanes rely on their defensive tenacity to get the job done and rank among the nation's best in both scoring defense (58.4 ppg) and field-goal percentage defense (.375). A trio of guards have led the way in the form of Durand Scott (13.8 ppg), Shane Larkin (12.2 ppg) and Trey McKinney Jones (9.8 ppg). Forward Kenny Kadji (12.6 ppg, 7.3 rpg) has been called upon to shoulder the workload in the frontcourt in Johnson's absence.

Scott iced the game in the waning moments against Boston College, sinking four free throws down the stretch to help Miami escape with a victory and remain unbeaten in the ACC. Scott led the team with 15 points. Kadji was right behind him with 14 points, while McKinney Jones tallied 11.

Miami is seeking its best start in conference play since going 5-0 in the Big East during the 1997-98 campaign. Unfortunately, standing in its way is a Duke team that has no intentions of giving up top-billing anytime soon. This should be a slugfest and one that will come down to which team can impose its will defensively.

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  • Tar Heels Victory-Show No Mercer Jan 27, 1:53 p.m.

    Duke stunk it up...bottom line. 27 point loss is a bummer...ask any TARHOLE fan because a... View More

    — Posted by fbguru

    Living in the past to make yourself feel better! You FAIL! LOL!

  • itsallaboutDUKE Jan 25, 10:49 p.m.

    Abide, we will.

  • fbguru Jan 25, 7:33 a.m.

    Duke stunk it up...bottom line. 27 point loss is a bummer...ask any TARHOLE fan because a couple years back I believe Duke beat them by 32!!!!

  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jan 24, 4:19 p.m.

    How a few have the energy to write so many on here is beyond my comprehension. I can't keep up... View More

    — Posted by Hokies94

    Said the person with more posts in less time, who's divorced, and who bragged about "being the first/only one to say that Miami would beat Duke". Yeah, that person.

  • duane11 Jan 24, 7:09 a.m.

    The ACC is always strange, but this year takes the cake.

    — Posted by GunnyGoesArrrgh

    no doubt...look for miami to suffer a puzzling loss soon...but beating duke and unc in the same season is huge for any team, regardless of the circumstances

  • SportznutV2.0 Jan 24, 12:05 a.m.

    U-G-L-Y first half by Duke! Wow! I think Miami is going to need every point of that lead in the... View More

    — Posted by mxteam44

    Miami has points you can borrow

  • EvanRude Jan 23, 9:32 p.m.

    Coach K's back is hurting again - better pin some of these upcoming losses on one of the young bucks.

  • DooksucksV3 Jan 23, 9:31 p.m.

    34 when Miami took out the starters, otherwise would have been 40+

  • 903 mens national championships Jan 23, 9:26 p.m.

    No future as a psychic for you, DukeDan.

    — Posted by NCSU72

    Me either - I was sure Duke would make a comeback. Glad I don't bet on games.

    — Posted by GunnyGoesArrrgh

    I'm with you jgunn. I thought for sure that Duke would make a run in the second half and put... View More

    — Posted by FatherofFour

    Hess lays low in blowouts. Even he knows that he can't carry his team alone.

    — Posted by still heelman1973

    He saves his most obscenely obvious, biased, bad calls for his baby - the UNC/State games.

  • Native NC gal Jan 23, 9:25 p.m.

    I am speechless except to say "what a fantastic game!"

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