Roundup: Miami tops No. 1 Duke
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With a steady din coming from the sea of orange behind the visitors’ basket, No. 1-ranked 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 victory in Coral Gables, Fla.
The defeat was the third-worst ever for a No. 1 team, and Duke’s worst in nearly five years.
Durand Scott scored a season-high 25 points for the Hurricanes, and Shane Larkin added 18 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
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 (16-2, 3-2) missed 13 consecutive shots during the run.
The Hurricanes are alone atop the ACC standings. They won their sixth consecutive game and beat Duke for the second straight time.
Seth Curry, Tyler Thornton and Quinn Cook went a combined 1 for 29 for Duke.
Indiana 72, Penn St. 49 — Victor Oladipo scored 19 points, and Yogi Ferrell added a season-high 15 to help the No. 7 Hoosiers (17-2, 5-1 Big Ten) rout the Nittany Lions in Bloomington, Ind.
Penn State (8-11, 0-7) has lost seven straight overall and 12 straight on the road in league play.
Florida 64, Georgia 47 — The No. 8 Gators shook off a sluggish first half and romped past another SEC opponent, beating the host Bulldogs (7-11, 1-4) behind 17 points from Scottie Wilbekin. Florida (15-2, 5-0) held Georgia to one field goal in the first 11½ minutes of the second half.
La Salle 54, 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 No. 9 Bulldogs (16-3, 3-1) in Philadelphia.
Northwestern 55, Minnesota 48 — Jared Swopshire scored 16 points to lead the host Wildcats (12-8, 3-4 Big Ten) past the No. 12 Gophers. Minnesota (15-4, 3-3) got 14 points and 16 rebounds from Trevor Mbakwe
New Mexico 66, Colorado State 61 —Tony Snell scored 23 points, and the No. 15 Lobos (17-2, 4-0 Mountain West) held off a late rally by the visiting Rams (15-4, 2-2).
Oregon 68, Washington State 61 — E.J. Singler scored 19 points and the 16th-ranked Ducks (17-2, 6-0 Pac-12) rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat the Cougars (10-9, 1-5) in Eugene, Ore.
Drake 74, Creighton 69 — Richard Carter scored 20 points and the Bulldogs (9-10, 3-5 MVC) stunned the 17th-ranked Bluejays in Des Moines, Iowa. Creighton (17-3, 6-2) lost consecutive games for the first time this season.
Wichita State 62, Missouri State 52 — Cleanthony Early scored 17 points, Carl Hall added 15, and the No. 20 Shockers (18-2, 7-1 MVC) rallied past the Bears in Springfield, Mo. Missouri St. (5-15, 3-5 MVC) used a 19-1 run to take a 33-25 lead with 16:13 remaining in the game.
Baylor 66, Iowa State 51 — Brittney Griner scored 22 points, blocked six shots and dunked for the 11th time in her career as the top-ranked Lady Bears (17-1, 7-0 Big 12) beat the No. 24 Cyclones (13-4, 4-3).
Griner needs seven more blocks to break the NCAA record of 663 by Louella Tomlinson of St. Mary's.
Notre Dame 73, Pittsburgh 47 — Kayla McBride scored 19 points to help the No. 2 Irish (17-1, 6-0 Big East) win in Pittsburgh (9-9, 0-5). The Panthers haven’t won a league game since Feb. 15, 2011.