The Miami basketball team earned their first win over the second-ranked team in the country since 1999 shocking Duke 76-74 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday night. Miami last beat the number two team in the nation when they won 73-71 at Connecticut in 1999. The Hurricanes won their ninth in a row.
Duke and Miami battled throughout the game frequently exchanging runs. The difference in the game for Miami was forcing 17 turnovers with 14 steals while committing only five. Miami overcame a 74-71 deficit with 46 seconds remaining scoring the final five points for the impressive upset.
Charlie Moore scored a layup with 33 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to 74-73 and was fouled. Jordan Miller got the offensive rebound off the Moore miss. Kameron McGusty made a layup with 23 seconds left to put Miami up one. After a Duke miss, Isaiah Wong split a pair of free throws with eight seconds remaining.
Wendell Moore and Trevor Keels missed three-point shots in the last two seconds and the Hurricanes earned the epic victory. Miami had great balance in the victory. Moore led the Hurricanes with 18, Miller had 17, Wong 15 and McGusty 14. Paolo Banchero led Duke with 20 points and seven rebounds.
Miami got off to a good start in the first half with a 16-8 lead. An 18-2 Duke run flipped an eight-point deficit to an eight-point lead. Miami answered with a 10-0 run to take a 28-26 lead. The teams went to halftime tied at 32. Miami outscored Duke 44-42 in the second half for the victory.
The Hurricanes were able to overcome a 4-16 performance on threes with Duke making 6-21. Duke also had a 14-17 to 8-11 advantage from the free-throw line. Miami made the big plays down the stretch necessary for the win. The biggest was the offensive rebound by Miller to give McGusty a chance for the game-winning shot.
Miami should receive their first top 25 votes this week. The Hurricanes improve to 13-3 overall and 5-0, all alone in first place in the ACC. This was their first ACC road game this season. Miami has their gauntlet schedule continue when they travel to Florida State on Tuesday night at 8:00 PM on the ACC Network.