When the bully comes to town, and constantly beats you down, eventually U have to fight back. The mighty Duke basketball team has been the ACC's big bully for a long, long time.
But on Wednesday night, Miami finally decided to fight back and gave the bully a taste of its own medicine. The Hurricanes opened one man-sized can of whoop ass and in a epic beat down of major proportions just totally trashed Duke by 27 points: Miami 90, Duke 63.
With a steady roar coming from the sea of orange and green behind the visitors' basket, No. 1-ranked Duke had a tough time making a shot.
The Blue Devils 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 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 Kenny Kadji added a season-high 22. Shane Larkin had 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and Durham, N.C. native Julian Gamble had 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.
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 missed 13 consecutive shots despite numerous good looks, while four Hurricanes hit 3-pointers during the run that transformed a 14-13 deficit into a 38-15 lead.
The bottom line is that on Wednesday night, the #25 ranked University of Miami men's basketball team completely dominated #1 ranked Duke.
Yeah,I see that smile on your face.