Friday, March 12, 2010

MIAMI USPETS WAKE FOREST

MIAMI 83, WAKE FOREST 62Redshirt freshman Reggie Johnson scored a season-high 22 points against his hometown school and 12th-seeded Miami routed fifth-seeded Wake Forest.

Johnson was perfect – literally. He was 8-for-8 from the field and 6-for-6 from the line while James Dews added 15 points for the Hurricanes (19-12) who were sporting their special Halloween uniforms.


They led by 25, shot nearly 52 percent against one of the league's toughest defenses and made a huge early run stand in advancing to Friday's quarterfinal matchup against fourth-seeded Virginia Tech.


Ishmael Smith had 14 points to lead the Demon Deacons (19-10).


They didn't get closer than 16 in the second half in falling to 0-3 in ACC tournament games under coach Dino Gaudio. They've lost five of six, and that can't help but damage their seeding - if not drop them onto the NCAA tournament bubble - when Selection Sunday rolls around.

To read more in the Miami Herald, click here.

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