Top 25 basketball: Miami stuns No. 1-ranked Duke
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 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. The last time Duke lost a regular-season game by a bigger margin was in 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."
No. 16 Oregon 68, Washington State 61 • E.J. Singler scored 19 points and Oregon rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat Washington State in Eugene, Ore.
Singler scored 14 points in the second half for the Ducks (17-2, 6-0 Pac-12), who trailed 39-29 at halftime before pulling out their eighth straight victory.
Arsalan Kazemi added 16 points for Oregon and Damyean Dotson had 10 points and nine rebounds.
• No. 25 Miami 90, No. 1 Duke 63
• No. 7 Indiana 72, Penn State 49
• No. 8 Florida 64, Georgia 47
• La Salle 54, No. 9 Butler 53
• No. 12 Minnesota 55, Northwestern 48
• No. 15 New Mexico 66, Colorado State 61
• No. 16 Oregon 68, Washington State 61
• Drake 74, Creighton 69
• No. 20 Wichita State 62, Missouri State 52
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