The No. 2 Miami Hurricanes (22-4, 13-1 ACC) saw their 14-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday following their first conference loss to Wake Forest (12-14, 5-9 ACC), 80-65.
Prior to their loss to Wake Forest, Miami had not lost a game since Dec. 25th when Indiana State upset the Canes’, 57-55 in overtime. Miami still remains atop the ACC and sits 2.5 games ahead of No. 6 Duke.
Miami had been playing sluggishly prior to Saturday, narrowly escaping Clemson (45-43) and Virginia (54-50) with wins.
Finding themselves down 29-42 at half, Miami put together an 18-1 run against the Deacons’ and appeared to be closing the gap. However, Wake Forest went on a 28-8 run of their own, putting them up by 19 against the No. 2 team in the nation.
Miami returns home to face Virginia Tech (11-15, 2-11 ACC) on Feb. 27, then travels to Durham to face a tough Duke (23-3, 10-3 ACC) team on Mar. 2.
The Canes’ still control their own destiny amongst the ACC, a conference nearly impossible for any team to run.