Feb 23, 2013; Winston Salem, NC, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons fans lift guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (0) after upsetting the second ranked Miami Hurricanes at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Wake defeated Miami 80-65. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball: No. 2 Miami Hurricanes Drop To Wake Forest, End Streak


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.

Deacons’ G C.J. Harris threw up 23 points and four rebounds against Miami and while F Travis McKie added eight points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.

Miami had been playing sluggishly prior to Saturday, narrowly escaping Clemson (45-43) and Virginia (54-50) with wins.

G Durand Scott led Miami with 17 points and G Shane Larkin had 13 points of his own.

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 G Trey McKinney Jones totaled 11 points and two rebounds while F Kenny Kadji finished with ten points, six rebounds and two blocks.

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.

 

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