(1) Duke 63

(16-2, 3-2 ACC)

(25) Miami (FL) 90

(14-3, 5-0 ACC)

    Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

    7:00 PM ET, January 23, 2013

    BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Florida

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    #1DUKE 19 4463
    #25MIA 42 4890

    Top Performers

    Duke: R. Sulaimon 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 4 Stl

    Miami (FL): D. Scott 25 Pts, 6 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    No. 25 Miami stuns No. 1 Duke in historic blowout

    Associated Press

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- With a steady din coming from the sea of orange behind the visitors' basket, No. 1 Duke had a tough time making a shot.

    The Blue Devils went more than eight 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 for a No. 1 team. The last time Duke lost a regular-season game by a bigger margin was January 1984.

    "It wasn't demoralizing; they played better," Blue Devils guard Rasheed Sulaimon said. "I believe we have them on the schedule again."

    "We expected them to be terrific, and we have to match terrific, and then you have a terrific game," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "What you had was a terrific win for them, but not a terrific game. We didn't hold our end of the bargain."

    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.

    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 that cost them the No. 1 ranking.

    They regained the top spot this week but seemed rattled by the capacity crowd, only the 10th in 10 years at Miami's on-campus arena. Students began lining up for seats outside the arena almost 24 hours before tipoff, a rarity for the attendance-challenged Hurricanes.

    "I don't know how you can sit outside for a basketball game for that long," Miami guard Durand Scott said. "That made me want to win for them even more."

    The Hurricanes, who are alone atop the league standings, won their sixth consecutive game. They beat Duke for the second straight time -- but only the fourth time in the 19-game series.

    Miami had been 0-6 against No. 1 teams. Coach Jim Larranaga also beat a No. 1 team for the first time.

    "This is a great memory," Larranaga said.

    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 senior center Reggie Johnson came off the bench in his first action since being sidelined with a broken left thumb Dec. 18. He had two points and five rebounds in 16 minutes.

    The Hurricanes, ranked this week for the first time in three years, improved to 8-0 at home.

    Seth Curry, Tyler Thornton and Quinn Cook went a combined 1 of 29 for the Blue Devils, who shot a season-low 30 percent. Sulaimon led them with 16 points.

    Duke went 4 of 23 from 3-point range, while Miami went 9 of 19 and shot 57 percent overall.

    "Especially in the first couple of minutes, we got a lot of great shots," Blue Devils forward Mason Plumlee said. "You're going to miss some, but you have to keep shooting. The biggest mistake you can make is questioning your shot because you're missing open shots."

    Kadji made two 3s during the Hurricanes' first-half spurt, then capped it with a three-point play. Duke shot 22 percent in the first half, including two for 11 on 3-pointers, and trailed 42-19 at halftime.

    There was no letup by the Hurricanes to start the second half. They scored the first seven points for a shocking 49-19 lead, and punctuated the drubbing with five dunks in the final 10 minutes.

    "Some teams come out in the second half flat and think they have the game won," Larkin said, "but we stayed with it with the same energy in the second half. We played great the whole game."

    A Duke mistake -- one in a long series -- early in the second half had Krzyzewski red-faced and on the court, screaming at his team. But he couldn't inspire a turnaround.

    "Over-rated," fans chanted with three minutes left. When the game ended, they poured onto the court and mobbed their team.

    "The crowd I'm sure helped them some," Krzyzewski said. "But they didn't need much help."

    Back in North Carolina, fans of the Tar Heels savored the loss by their rivals. When the final score of the Duke game was posted on the video board at the North Carolina-Georgia Tech game, students chanted, "Go to hell, Duke!"

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 63 90
    FG Made-Attempted 22-74 (.297) 33-58 (.569)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-23 (.174) 9-19 (.474)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-23 (.652) 15-27 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 3 34

    2012-13 Season

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    Research Notes

    Mike Krzyzewski now has 28 losses as head coach of the No. 1 team, the most by any head coach in Division I history.
    Duke's 33 losses as the No. 1 team are the most in Division I history.
    Duke's loss tonight now means that the Blue Devils have dropped multiple games as the nation's top-ranked team in 10 seasons, the most in Division I history.
    Shane Larkin put on a show tonight, scoring 18 points, grabbing 10 rebounds, and dishing out 5 assists. The only other player to reach those marks in a win over a No. 1 team in the last 15 seasons was Dwyane Wade - he did so in a 2003 Regional Final victory over Kentucky.
    The Blue Devils have been unbeatable at home and neutral site games but have lost both of their true road games this season.
    Duke has shot well at home and in neutral site games this season but have been unable to find the range on the road. Their opponents, on the other hand, have capitalized on significantly worse Duke defense.
    Since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, no team has lost a game by 27 points or more and gone on to win the national title.
    The Blue Devils didn't just shoot poorly - they also faced a Miami team that was red hot. Duke was outshot by over 27 percent, the 3rd-largest margin in a loss by a No. 1 team since 1996-97.
    Duke shot just 29.7 percent in its loss today, the 2nd-worst performance by a No. 1 team in a loss since the 1996-97 season.
    Duke is the seventh Top-5 team in the last two weeks to lose. The Blue Devils are also the victim of two of the three losses by the top-ranked team in that span.
    Miami (FL)'s first-ever win vs an AP No. 1 was the third-largest ever against an AP No. 1 team.
    Duke's 27-point loss was tied for the school's sixth-largest loss under Coach K. The largest was by 43 points to Virginia in the 1983 ACC Tournament.
    The last time an AP No. 1 team lost by 20+ points was March 11, 2004 when top-ranked St. Joseph's lost in the Atlantic 10 Tournament vs unranked Xavier (coached by Thad Matta) 87-67.

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