Thursday, February 21, 2008



First things first: How do you score 95 points and lose?

Oh, yeah…you give up 96.

The Miami Hurricanes beat #4 Duke for the first time in 45 years Wednesday, scoring 15 consecutive points to build a big lead early in the second half and holding on to win 96-95.

Ranked No. 2 just last week, the Blue Devils (22-3 overall, 10-2 ACC) lost for the second time in four days to second-tier ACC teams. Both losses were on the road. Hey, it’s the ACC and it’s February, stuff happens.

"Our team -- there's something missing this week," coach Mike Krzyzfgh5ski said. "We are not the same team these last two ballgames. It's almost like someone has come in and invaded their bodies." (See injury report in the next post).

Miami (18-7, 5-6) beat Duke for the first time since the first game in the series Dec. 21, 1962. The Blue Devils had won all 10 games since.

Taking a page from old Big (L)East rival Virginia Tech’s book, the Miami crowd chanted “Just Like Football.”

James Dew #23, Jonathan Stratton #25 and Landon Glover #10 of the Miami Hurricanes and a fan celebrate victory over the Duke Blue Devils at BankUnited Center on February 20, 2007 in Miami.
Raymond Hicks #42 of the Miami Hurricanes drives around Greg Paulus #3 and Taylor King #20 . (Photos by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

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