Miami basketball wins seventh straight with 92-84 victory over Wake Forest

CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 29: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA - DECEMBER 29: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami basketball team earned its seventh straight victory and have started 3-0 in the ACC for the first time since 2012-13 with a 92-84 win over Wake Forest on Saturday. The last time Miami began 3-0 in the ACC they won the conference title and tournament title. Isaiah Wong led four Hurricanes in double figures with 25.

Miami built a 27-12 lead in the first half and never trailed. Wake Forest fought back and was within one possession several times in the second half. Charlie Moore scored 18, Jordan Miller 17 and Kameron McGusty 15 as Miami had good balance in the victory. Miami shot 9-18 on threes and 19-27 from the free-throw line.

The Hurricanes had a huge advantage from the free-throw line. Wake Forest made four of their eight free-throw attempts. Miami was able to overcome a 10 to three deficit on offensive rebounds. McGusty led the Miami basketball team with six rebounds and made 10 out of 11 from the free-throw line.

Alondes Williams entered the game second in the ACC averaging 20.54 points per game for Wake Forest. Miami held Williams to 15 points on 6-13 from the floor 2-8 on three-point attempts. Williams led Wake Forest with eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and had their lone blocked shot.

Miami improves to 11-3 with the win and 3-0 on top of the ACC. Wake Forest is also 11-3 overall and 1-2 in the ACC. The Miami offense has been playing at a high level. Miami scored over 90 points for the second straight game. The Hurricanes defeated North Carolina State 91-83 on Wednesday.

The Hurricanes will conclude three straight ACC games at home in the last week when they host Syracuse on Wednesday. Syracuse lost to Virginia 74-69 on Saturday to drop to 7-6 overall and 1-1 in the ACC. Miami has a difficult schedule after hosting Syracuse. A tough January stretch begins January 8 at Duke.

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Miami plays on January 11 at Florida State. The Hurricanes return home to host North Carolina, Florida State and Virginia Tech before concluding January at Georgia Tech. Miami has set a good foundation for a successful season with the 11-3 start. The Hurricanes are trying to earn their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2018.