published Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

No. 1 Duke routed by No. 25 Miami 90-63

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    Miami's Reggie Johnson (42) and Miami's Rion Brown, left, apply pressure Wednesday on Duke's Mason Plumlee (5) as he goes to the basket during the NCAA college basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami won 90-63.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — No. 1 Duke went more than 8 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.

The Hurricanes (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 first half. The Blue Devils missed 13 consecutive shots despite numerous good looks, while four Hurricanes hit 3-pointers during the stunning run that transformed a 14-13 deficit into a 38-15 lead.

Duke (16-2, 3-2) fell to 0-2 when playing on an opponent’s court. The Blue Devils’ other loss came at North Carolina State, a defeat cost them the No. 1 ranking.

It was third-worst loss ever for a No. a team.

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