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Hurricanes nipping at IU's heels

CORAL GABLES — Look out, No. 1 Indiana. Miami is gaining on you.

The Hurricanes (21-3, 12-0 ACC) continued their unexpected climb up the AP poll Monday, moving up one spot to No. 2 behind the top-ranked Hoosiers.

UM has won 13 straight games, one short of the school record, and owns a three-game lead in the ACC heading into tonight's meeting with Virginia at the BankUnited Center.

"I feel like I'm dreaming," senior forward Kenny Kadji said. "It's insane on campus. In Miami, everybody is talking about you."

The Hurricanes have Kadji to thank for that.

The 6-foot-11 Cameroon native preserved the win streak by scoring a team-high 12 and hitting the go-ahead 3-pointer with 36 seconds left in a 45-43 victory at Clemson on Sunday night. That helped the Hurricanes overcome a woeful shooting performance and the team's lowest point total of the season.

"We were really lucky to escape with a win," center Julian Gamble said.

Hurricanes nipping at IU's heels 02/18/13 [Last modified: Monday, February 18, 2013 11:12pm]

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