No. 1 Duke suffers blowout at Miami
With a steady din coming from the sea of orange behind the visitors' basket, No. 1 Duke had a tough time making a shot. The Blue Devils went...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — With a steady din coming from the sea of orange behind the visitors' basket, No. 1 Duke had a tough time making a shot.
The Blue Devils went more than eight minutes without a field goal in the first half Wednesday night, and a sellout became a blowout for No. 25 Miami, which delighted a boisterous crowd with a 90-63 win.
The loss was the third-worst for a No. 1 team. The last time Duke lost a regular-season game by a bigger margin was in January 1984.
"It wasn't demoralizing; they played better," Blue Devils guard Rasheed Sulaimon said. "I believe we have them on the schedule again."
Miami (14-3, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat a No. 1 team for the first time, taking control with a stunning 25-1 run midway through the opening half. The Blue Devils missed 13 consecutive shots despite numerous good looks, while four Hurricanes hit three-pointers during the run that transformed a 14-13 deficit into a 38-15 lead.
"This is a great memory," said Miami coach Jim Larranaga.
For Duke (16-2, 3-2), both of its losses have come on the road.
"We expected them to be terrific, and we have to match terrific, and then you have a terrific game," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "What you had was a terrific win for them, but not a terrific game. We didn't hold our end of the bargain."
Other Top 10 men
At No. 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) subdue the Nittany Lions (8-11, 0-7).
No. 8 Florida 64,
at Georgia 47
Scottie Wilbekin scored 17 points for the Gators (15-2, 5-0 Southeastern), who broke away from the Bulldogs (7-11, 1-4) in the second half.
At La Salle 54,
No. 9 Butler 53
Ramon Galloway went the length of the court for the winning basket with 2.7 seconds left to send La Salle over Butler.
Fans stormed the court in a wild celebration for the biggest win for La Salle (13-5, 3-2 Atlantic 10) in 33 years. There was some confusion after Galloway's basket, and fans were ordered off the court. Butler had attempted a last-second heave that was way off the mark. Officials huddled with both coaches and they decided the final score stood. It was mayhem again as fans rushed the court for a second time.
La Salle hadn't defeated a top-10 team since 1980.
Andrew Smith's layup with eight seconds left put Butler (16-3, 3-1) ahead 53-52.
Women's Top 5
No. 1 Baylor 66,
at No. 24 Iowa State 51
Brittney Griner scored 22 points, blocked six shots and dunked for the 11th time in her career for the Bears. Baylor (17-1, 7-0 Big 12) took control early, running off 17 straight points in the first half while holding the Cyclones (13-4, 4-3) scoreless for 11 ½ minutes.
No. 2 Notre Dame 73,
at Pittsburgh 47
Kayla McBride scored 19 points in the Irish's 12th straight win. Jewell Loyd added 14 points while Skylar Diggins had 13 — all in the first half — for Notre Dame (17-1, 6-0 Big East). The Panthers (9-9, 0-5) haven't won a Big East game since Feb. 15, 2011.