Top 25: No. 2 Miami sluggish in upset loss to Wake

2013-02-24T00:00:00Z Top 25: No. 2 Miami sluggish in upset loss to WakeThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 24, 2013 12:00 am  • 

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Shane Larkin noticed during warm-ups that something was off with No. 2 Miami. The go-go, uptempo Hurricanes seemed a step slow, and not entirely ready to play.

They certainly paid for it.

Miami's unbeaten start to Atlantic Coast Conference play is history. So is its 14-game winning streak and its highest-ever national ranking, after the Hurricanes were knocked off by Wake Forest 80-65 on Saturday.

"You could just see it tonight. I had a bad feeling coming into warm-ups with everybody going slow," Larkin said. "I was trying to get people to go fast, and I wasn't even going full speed like I should have.

"Overall, we weren't prepared before the game and they came out and punched us in the mouth."

Durand Scott had all 17 of his points in the second half for the Hurricanes (22-4, 13-1), the last of the schools in the six BCS conferences to get its first league loss.

C.J. Harris finished with 23 points and hit all five of his three-pointers while freshman Codi Miler-McIntyre added 15 points for the Demon Deacons (12-14, 5-9).

• No. 3 Gonzaga 81, San Diego 50: In Spokane, Wash., Kevin Pangos scored 18 points and Gonzaga won easily.

Kelly Olynyk added 14 points and nine rebounds for Gonzaga (27-2, 14-0), which clinched at least a tie for the WCC regular season title it yielded to Saint Mary's last year.

• No. 5 No. 5 Florida 71, Arkansas 54: In Gainesville, Fla., Mike Rosario scored 15 points and Patric Young added 14 to pace the Gators' balanced attack.

Kenny Boynton and Erik Murphy each had 12 points for the first-place Gators (22-4, 12-2), who bounced back from squandering a 13-point lead over the final 11 minutes of a loss at Missouri.

• No. 11 Georgetown 57, No. 8 Syracuse 46: In Syracuse, N.Y., Otto Porter scored a career-high 33 points and Georgetown put an emphatic stamp on the last regular-season Big East meeting between the rivals.

His incredible play stopped the Orange's 38-game winning streak in the Carrier Dome, the longest in Division I, and it came in front of a disappointed record crowd of 35,012, the largest ever to see a college basketball game on campus.

• No. 9 Kansas 74, TCU 48: In Lawrence, Kan., Jeff Withey scored 18 points and Ben McLemore added 14 as Kansas avenged a stunning loss to the lowly Horned Frogs just over two weeks ago.

Perry Ellis and Travis Releford added 12 points each for the Jayhawks (23-4, 11-3).

• No. 10 Louisville 79, Seton Hall 61: In Louisville, Ky., Gorgui Dieng scored a career-high 23 points for Louisville (22-5, 10-4). The center showed confidence in his jumper and the result was 10 of 11 shooting from the field. The junior also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots.

• No. 13 Kansas State 81, Texas 69: In Austin, Texas, Rodney McGruder scored 20 points as the Wildcats (22-5, 11-3) won.

Angel Rodriguez added 16 points and six assists for Kansas State.

• No. 14 Oklahoma State 73, West Virginia 57: In Morgantown, W.Va., Le'Bryan Nash and Markel Brown scored 16 points apiece to lead five Oklahoma State players in double figures.

Marcus Smart added 14 points, Brian Williams scored 13 and Michael Cobbins had 10 for the Cowboys (20-6, 10-4).

• No. 16 New Mexico 91, No. 22 Colorado State 82: In Fort Collins, Colo., Kendall Williams made a Mountain West Conference-record 10 three-pointers on his way to a career-high 46 points and New Mexico ended Colorado State's 27-game home-court winning streak.

Alex Kirk added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Lobos (23-4, 10-2), who increased their lead in the conference race to two games over the Rams (21-5, 8-4).

• Villanova 60, No. 17 Marquette 56: In Villanova, Pa., Darrun Hilliard scored 22 points and Ryan Arcidiacono and JayVaughn Pinkston both added 11 to lead the Wildcats (18-10, 9-6).

• No. 21 Memphis 89, Southern Mississippi 73: In Memphis, Tenn., Chris Crawford and Shaq Goodwin scored 19 points each and Memphis (24-3, 13-0) claimed its second straight Conference USA regular season title.

• No. 24 VCU 75, Xavier 71: In Cincinnati, Troy Daniels scored 19 points, and VCU (22-6, 10-3) intensified its full-court defense to overcome a 17-point deficit.

Women

• No. 1 Baylor 67, Texas 47: In Waco, Texas, Brittney Griner scored 30 points as the Lady Bears (26-1, 15-0) won big.

• No. 3 Connecticut 90, Seton Hall 30: In Storrs, Conn., Kelly Faris and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 18 points to help UConn (25-2, 12-1).

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