Miami Whups Duke 90-63, Ouch!

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I wanted to start this post blasting my Blue Devils because frankly they laid an egg, and thats putting it nicely. Then I thought that would be doing a disservice to the game that Miami played. You have to commend Jim Larranaga and his Hurricanes for completely dismantling Duke. 90 – 63 was the final tally but the game wasn’t even that close. There was no facet of the game that Duke competed in.

Duke had no answer for any of the Miami starters. Every starter except for Julian Gamble scored in double figures, Gamble did however have 4 blocks and 10 boards. Shane Larkin dished 5 assists for the Hurricanes and scored 18 points. Larkin is quickly becoming if not already the best guard in the ACC, his stellar play on both ends contributed heavily to Dukes ineptness. Duke was also torched by Durand Scott who dropped 25 on Duke along with 4 assists and also Kenny Kadji who scored 22 and just knifed through Dukes defense with ease. This was the coming out party for Miami, who, even though have been leading the ACC since play began and are undefeated in league play, did not get the respect they deserved. Now they have it by beating arguably one of the top teams in the country although Duke has not played up to that ranking in quite a while. So hats off the Miami Hurricanes for making Duke look ordinary and pedestrian.

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What do you say about a team that gets run out of the gym after being deemed number 1? What do you say about a team that showed up… and simply watched?. Credit goes to Miami but Duke should be able to compete with anyone. I could go through the stat line of a 90-63 loss but why bother? There aren’t a lot of things to see on the Duke side, just a lot of missed shots and a lot of layups and dunks by Miami. I’m not taking anything away from Miami but with the effort put forth by the Blue Devils in this game I think they would have been beaten by Northern Virginia Community College (they don’t have a team).

I don’t want to attack the players because being a fan it’s like attacking my own family, but defensively it was a pitiful effort. I remember Ryan Kelly saying after a game that “it hurts when the other team scores”, where was that Duke? Miami continually just promenaded into the lane against Dukes defense. Mason Plumlee said it best that no one showed up, but as a senior you have to show up. This is your last hurrah, do you wanna go out like a lion? Duke did the lamb bit last year. People are speaking already of the rematch in Cameron but if Duke can’t beat Maryland in 3 days and Wake Forest 4 days after that, neither of which are “gimme” games considering the deuce they just dropped in Coral Gables, what does the rematch matter?.

 

Official Basketball Box Score
Duke vs Miami
01-23-13 7 p.m. at BankUnited Center | Coral Gables, Fla.

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VISITORS: Duke 16-2, 3-2
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
02 Quinn Cook.......... *  1-12   1-5    2-2    3  4  7   3   5  5  1  0  0  29
05 Mason Plumlee....... *  5-15   0-0    5-10   4  7 11   1  15  1  4  1  0  37
14 Rasheed Sulaimon.... *  4-9    2-6    6-6    0  2  2   3  16  3  2  0  4  26
21 Amile Jefferson..... *  6-11   0-0    1-2    3  2  5   3  13  1  0  1  1  28
30 Seth Curry.......... *  0-10   0-5    0-0    0  2  2   3   0  0  1  0  1  22
03 Tyler Thornton......    0-7    0-4    1-2    1  1  2   3   1  3  2  0  1  20
12 Alex Murphy.........    5-8    1-3    0-1    2  3  5   3  11  0  0  0  0  23
15 Josh Hairston.......    1-1    0-0    0-0    1  1  2   0   2  0  0  0  0   9
40 Marshall Plumlee....    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   1   0  0  0  0  0   6
   TEAM................                         1  1  2
   Totals..............   22-74   4-23  15-23  16 25 41  20  63 13 10  2  7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-36 22.2%   2nd Half: 14-38 36.8%   Game: 29.7%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-11 18.2%   2nd Half:  2-12 16.7%   Game: 17.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  1-4  25.0%   2nd Half: 14-19 73.7%   Game: 65.2%    3

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HOME TEAM: Miami 14-3, 5-0
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
00 Shane Larkin........ *  8-14   2-6    0-1    1  9 10   2  18  5  2  0  1  36
01 Durand Scott........ *  9-14   3-4    4-5    1  5  6   5  25  4  3  0  2  36
04 Trey McKinney Jones. *  3-6    2-4    2-2    1  3  4   4  10  3  1  0  1  27
35 Kenny Kadji......... *  9-11   2-3    2-4    0  6  6   2  22  0  3  2  1  26
45 Julian Gamble....... *  2-4    0-0    1-6    3  7 10   2   5  0  1  4  2  24
03 Steve Sorenson......    0-0    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   0   1  0  1  0  0   2
10 Raphael Akpejiori...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
12 Justin Heller.......    0-1    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   1   0  0  1  0  0   1
15 Rion Brown..........    1-3    0-2    2-2    0  0  0   1   4  2  2  0  0  17
21 Erik Swoope.........    0-0    0-0    1-2    0  0  0   0   1  0  0  0  0   1
23 Tonye Jekiri........    1-3    0-0    0-1    1  1  2   0   2  0  0  1  1  12
42 Reggie Johnson......    0-2    0-0    2-2    1  4  5   4   2  0  2  1  0  16
   TEAM................                            5  5
   Totals..............   33-58   9-19  15-27   8 41 49  21  90 14 16  8  8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 17-29 58.6%   2nd Half: 16-29 55.2%   Game: 56.9%  DEADB
3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  6-11 54.5%   2nd Half:  3-8  37.5%   Game: 47.4%   REBS
F Throw % 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half: 13-23 56.5%   Game: 55.6%    4

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Officials: Karl Hess, Ray Natili, Sean Hull
Technical fouls: Duke-None. Miami-None.
Attendance: 7972
Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Duke..........................   19   44  -   63
Miami.........................   42   48  -   90

Points in the paint-DU 36,UM 38. Points off turnovers-DU 16,UM 12.
2nd chance points-DU 10,UM 10. Fast break points-DU 0,UM 4.
Bench points-DU 14,UM 10. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-3 times.
Last FG-DU 2nd-00:28, UM 2nd-01:40.
Largest lead-DU by 3 1st-19:47, UM by 34 2nd-01:40.