CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The Miami Hurricanes turned a rare sellout into a blowout, upsetting Duke for their first victory ever over a No. 1 team.
No. 25-ranked Miami delighted a boisterous crowd by holding the Blue Devils without a field goal for more than eight minutes in the first half Wednesday night and went on to win, 90-63.
Duke seemed rattled by the capacity crowd, only the 10th in 10 years at Miami’s on-campus arena. Students began lining up for seats outside the arena almost 24 hours before tipoff.
“I don’t know how you can sit outside for a basketball game for that long,” Miami guard Durand Scott said. “That made me want to win for them even more.”
Miami (14-3, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) took control with a stunning 25-1 run midway through the opening half. The Blue Devils (16-2, 3-2) missed 13 consecutive shots despite numerous good looks, while four Hurricanes hit 3-pointers during the run that transformed a 14-13 deficit into a 38-15 lead.
(7) INDIANA 72, PENN ST. 49: Victor Oladipo scored 19 points, and Yogi Ferrell added a season-high 15 to help the Hoosiers (17-2, 5-1 Big Ten) top the visiting Nittany Lions (8-11, 0-7).
(8) FLORIDA 64, GEORGIA 47: The Gators (15-2, 5-0 SEC) shook off a sluggish first half and dumped the Bulldogs (7-11, 1-4) at Athens, Ga., behind 17 points from Scottie Wilbekin.
LA SALLE 54, (9) BUTLER 53: Ramon Galloway went the length of the court for the winning basket with 2.7 seconds left to send the Explorers (13-5, 3-2 Atlantic 10) over the Bulldogs (16-3, 3-1) at Philadelphia.
DRAKE 74, (17) CREIGHTON 69: Richard Carter scored 20 points and the Bulldogs (9-10, 3-5 Missouri Valley Conference) stunned the Bluejays at Des Moines, Iowa.
EMCC 64, SMCC 60: The Seawolves (16-6) lost their third straight to Yankee Small College conference opponent Eastern Maine Community College at Bangor.
Emmanuel Donalson’s 16 led SMCC.
WENTWORTH 48, UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND 45: Derek Mayo scored 11 points, including the final three of the game, to boost the Leopards (10-7, 6-4) over the Nor’easters (3-14, 2-8) in Boston.
(1) BAYLOR 66, (24) IOWA STATE 51: Brittney Griner scored 22 points, blocked six shots and dunked for the 11th time in her career in leading the Bears (17-1, 7-0 Big 12) over the Cyclones (13-4, 4-3) at Ames, Iowa.
(2) NOTRE DAME 73, PITTSBURGH 47: Kayla McBride scored 19 points to help the Irish (17-1, 6-0 Big East) beat the host Panthers (9-9, 0-5) for their 12th straight win.
VERMONT 61, MAINE 53: Freshman Liz Wood scored a career-high 22 points for the Black Bears, but the University of Maine (1-18, 0-6 America East) fell to Vermont (7-12, 4-2) at Burlington, Vt.
ST. JOSEPH’S 74, MOUNT IDA 49: Morgan Cahill scored 24 points for the Monks (11-7, 5-2) in a win over the Mustangs (6-12) at Newton, Mass.
UNE 59, WENTWORTH 43: Beth Suggs scored 13 points and Kelly Coleman added 12 to pace the Nor’easters (13-4, 10-0 CCC) over the Leopards (7-10, 2-8) at Boston.
SMCC 77, EMCC 50: The Seawolves (12-6, 6-3 YSCC) picked up an easy win over the Golden Eagles at Bangor.
Freshman forward Alicia Hoyt led SMCC with 17 points.