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Miami blows out Duke, 81-59
February 6, 2023

Miami came out looking for revenge and they got it. The Canes were in total control wire-to-wire as they beat Duke 81-59 on Monday night before a sold-out Watsco Center.

"Jumping out on them 13-1 got us off to a great start and a lot of energy,” said Miami head coach
Jim Larrañaga.

Miami (19-5, 10-4 ACC) jumped out a 13-1 lead early and never looked back. The Canes went to the break leading 40-26. The Canes opened the second half with a 9-0 run to build a 49—26 lead.

Miami led by as many as 26 points and improved to perfect 13-0 at home. The win was the second largest Miami victory margin in the series between the schools. Miami held big edges in points off turnovers (23-9), second-chance points (24-9) and fast-break points (17-7). Duke (17-7, 8-5 ACC) was out rebounded 38-31 and committed 21 turnovers.

It was a total beat down of Duke.

Miami shot 47.8 percent (32 of 67) from the floor. The Canes’ balanced attack was led by power forward
Norchad Omier with 17points and 10 rebounds. It was Omier’s 11th  double-double game this season and 46th of his career. Jordan Miller contributed 16 points, Wooga Poplar added 14 and Isaiah Wong tossed in 11 pointsfor good measure.

“All I can say is that everybody who came tonight's game is invited back because that's the kind of environment we'd love to have every night,” said Larrañaga.

“The white-out, the noise in the arena before the game even began, the students were packed and really that's what ACC basketball has always been about, tremendous fan support.”

“That fuels us. The players feed off of that electricity and they are able to sustain effort longer because of the environment.”

Miami will host
Louisville on Saturday. Tipoff is at 7:00 p.m. ET.  Coverage will be provided on  ACCN.

GO Canes!


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