The No. 4 team in college basketball, Duke, suffered a historic loss to the Miami Hurricanes Tuesday night. The Hurricanes routed the Blue Devils 90-74 at Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The loss, the second in a row for the Blue Devils, snapped a 41-game home winning streak. It’s also the first time Duke has lost consecutive regular season games in approximately six years.
"I just have felt since Christmas that there's something missing with our group, and I've said it," Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "I've said it to the press, I've said it to my team. And when you're still winning, you don't necessarily believe it completely. But I've felt it since Christmas, and I haven't been able to figure that out, figure out how to change it.”
The Hurricanes shot 52 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc. Angel Rodriguez did a little bit of everything; he led Miami with 24 points and added four rebounds, five assists and five steals. Manu Lecomte scored 23 coming off the bench, and Sheldon McClellan added 14 points.
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Duke shot only 29 percent from the three-point line and missed 10 free-throws going 10-of-20. Quinn Cook led the Blue Devils with 18 points, while Jahlil Okafor had 15 points and 15 rebounds. Amile Jefferson joined Okafor with a double-double of his own with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the loss.
Both Duke and Miami have road games Saturday; The Blue Devils travel to Louisville to play the No. 6 Cardinals, and the Hurricanes travel to No. 12 Notre Dame.