Miami Crushes Duke

by Omar Barakat. 0 Comments

It’s not often I will have a college basketball blog entry in January so you know something special must have happened.  The 25th ranked Miami Hurricanes crushed the nation’s top ranked Duke Blue Devils 90-63.  That is not a typo.  The Hurricanes won by 27 points.  This was the third worst loss for a top ranked team ever.


The Blue Devils held a 14-13 lead near the midway point of the first half.  The Hurricanes then went ballistic.  They hit five three pointers en route to a 25-1 run.  The Blue Devils missed 13 consecutive shots and were held without a field goal for over eight minutes.  The Hurricanes led 42-19 at the break and never looked back.  For the game, the Hurricanes shot 56.9% from the field and held the Blue Devils to a paltry 29.7%.

It was a dominant performance for the Hurricanes who just might be for real.  They are now 5-0 in conference play with wins over Duke, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia Tech, and Boston College.  Normally I do not condone fans rushing the court after a victory, especially when both teams are ranked, but I will make an exception in this case.  This was the first time the Hurricanes defeated a top ranked team in school history.  Add in the fact that they did so by 27 and rushing the court seems appropriate.

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