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No. 2 Miami upset by Wake

Miami’s Trey McKinney Jones, top, and Wake Forest’s Madison Jones chase a loose ball during the second half.

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Miami’s Trey McKinney Jones, top, and Wake Forest’s Madison Jones chase a loose ball during the second half.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Shane Larkin noticed during warmups that something was off with No. 2 Miami. The uptempo Hurricanes seemed a step slow and not entirely ready to play.

They certainly paid for it.

Miami's unbeaten Atlantic Coast Conference start is history. So is its 14-game winning streak and, almost certainly, its highest-ever national ranking after it was knocked off by Wake Forest 80-65 Saturday.

"You could just see it (Saturday). I had a bad feeling coming into warmups with everybody going slow," Larkin said. "I was trying to get people to go fast, and I wasn't even going full speed like I should have.

"Overall, we weren't prepared before the game, and they came out and punched us in the mouth."

Durand Scott had all 17 of his points in the second half for the Hurricanes (22-4, 13-1), the last of the schools in the six BCS conferences to get its first league loss.

Miami never got closer than 11 in the second half and was outrebounded 36-35 by the younger, smaller Demon Deacons as the best ACC start since Duke's 16-0 mark in 1998-99 came to a surprisingly lopsided end.

"You want to go undefeated, you want to win every game, but you're still in first place," Larkin said. "That's in the past, and we're just going to let it stay in the past."

Hoyas win series finale

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Otto Porter scored a career-high 33 as No. 11 Georgetown humbled No. 8 Syracuse 57-46 before 35,012, a basketball regular-season record for the Carrier Dome.

It was the final game between the Hoyas (21-4, 11-3 Big East) and Orange (22-5, 10-4) in the Carrier Dome as members of the same conference; Syracuse is leaving in July to join the ACC.

Georgetown snapped the Orange's 38-game home winning streak, the longest in the nation. That came 33 years after John Thompson Jr.'s Hoyas halted the Orange's 57-game home winning streak at Manley Field House. Both streaks were school records in the respective buildings.

"I'm sure you're waiting for a Manley Field House statement," John Thompson III said with a smile. "You're not going to get it. We don't get frazzled too much. It's good to win here. We were the last team to win here, but there's still a lot of ball to play."

NO. 3 GONZAGA 81, SAN DIEGO 50: Kevin Pangos scored 18 for the host Bulldogs (27-2, 14-0 West Coast Conference), who clinched at least a tie for the conference regular-season title.

NO. 9 KANSAS 74, TCU 48: Jeff Withey scored 18, Ben McLemore added 14 and the host Jayhawks (23-4, 11-3 Big 12) avenged a stunning loss to the Horned Frogs just more than two weeks earlier.

NO. 10 L'VILLE 79, SETON HALL 61: Gorgui Dieng had a career-high 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the field as the host Cardinals (22-5, 10-4 Big East) won their third in a row.

NO. 12 ARIZ. 73, WASH. ST. 56: Kevin Parrom matched his career best with five 3s and scored a season-high 19 for the host Wildcats (23-4, 11-4 Pac-12).

NO. 13 KANSAS ST. 81, TEXAS 69: Rodney McGruder scored 20 for the visiting Wildcats (22-5, 11-3 Big 12), who stayed in the race for their first regular-season conference championship since 1977.

NO. 14 OKLA. ST., 73, W. VA. 57: Le'Bryan Nash and Markel Brown had 16 points each to lead five players in double figures as the visiting Cowboys (20-6, 10-4 Big 12) overcame a terrible start.

NO. 16 NEW MEXICO 91, NO. 22 COLO. ST. 82: Kendall Williams sank a Mountain West record 10 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 46 points for the Lobos (23-4, 10-2), who ended a 27-game home winning streak by the Rams (21-5, 8-4).

VILLANOVA 60, NO. 17 MARQUETTE 56: Darrun Hilliard had 22 points as the host Wildcats upset the Golden Eagles (19-7, 10-4), their third win over a ranked Big East team this season.

NO. 21 MEMPHIS 89, SO. MISS 73: Chris Crawford and Shaq Goodwin had 19 points each for the host Tigers (24-3, 13-0 C-USA), who claimed their second straight conference regular-season title.

NO. 23 OREGON 77, STANFORD 66: Johnathan Loyd had season highs of 15 points and nine assists as the host Ducks (22-6, 11-4 Pac-12) gave coach Dana Altman his 600th career win.

NO. 24 VCU 75, XAVIER 71: Troy Daniels had 19 points for the visiting Rams (22-6, 10-3 Atlantic 10), who forced 12 of their 22 turnovers in the second half while erasing a 17-point deficit.

State

UCF 83, TULSA 75: Isaiah Sykes had 22 points and Tristan Spurlock added 19 for the host Knights (18-9, 8-5 C-USA).

B-CU 85, S.C. STATE 75: Adrien Coleman scored nine of his 26 during a 25-11 first-half run to lift Bethune-Cookman (11-16, 6-6 MEAC).

BARRY 63, TAMPA 54: The Buccaneers ended the first half on an 11-3 run and held off the host Spartans (16-11, 3-11 Sunshine State).

ECKERD 84, P.B. ATLANTIC 61: Alex Bodney had 21 points to lead four players in double figures for the host Tritons (17-6), who blew it open in the second half and won their fourth straight.

SAINT LEO 76, ROLLINS 60: Jerrel Harris had 23 points for the Lions (20-5, 12-3 SSC), who set a program record for wins.

No. 2 Miami upset by Wake 02/23/13 [Last modified: Saturday, February 23, 2013 11:18pm]
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