Scores

Final

Miami (FL) 83

(19-12, 4-12 ACC)

Wake Forest 62

(19-10, 9-7 ACC)

2:20 PM ET, March 11, 2010

Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina

1 2 T
MIA 41 4283
WAKE 27 3562

Top Performers

Miami (FL): R. Johnson 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Wake Forest: I. Smith 14 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

Miami knocks off Wake Forest in ACC tournament first round

Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Redshirt freshman Reggie Johnson scored a season-high 22 points against his hometown school and 12th-seeded Miami routed fifth-seeded Wake Forest 83-62 on Thursday in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Johnson 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).

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MIA
WAKE
Points 83 62
FG Made-Attempted 30-58 (.517) 20-57 (.351)
3P Made-Attempted 8-17 (.471) 4-17 (.235)
FT Made-Attempted 15-18 (.833) 18-28 (.643)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 25 2

2009-10 Season

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