College basketball notes: Miami routs No. 1 Duke with 25-1 run

January 24, 2013 

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Baylor center Brittney Griner dunked over Iowa State's Anna Prins during the first half of No. 1 Baylor's 66-51 victory over the host Cyclones on Wednesday night. Griner, a 6-foot-8 All-American, now has 11 dunks in her career. She finished with 22 points.


No. 1 Duke went more than 8 minutes without a field goal in the first half Wednesday night, and a sellout became a blowout for No. 25 Miami, which delighted a boisterous home crowd with a 90-63 victory.

The Hurricanes (14-3, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat a No. 1 team for the first time, taking control with a stunning 25-1 run midway through the first half.

In the third-worst loss ever for a No. 1 team, the Blue Devils missed 13 straight shots despite many good looks, while four Hurricanes hit three-pointers during the stunning run that turned a 14-13 deficit into a 38-15 lead.

Duke (16-2, 3-2) fell to 0-2 when playing on an opponent's court. Their other loss came at North Carolina State.

Durand Scott scored a season-high 25 points for the Hurricanes, and Kenny Kadji added a season-high 22.

Former Cincinnati Red and Hall of Famer Barry Larkin watched his son Shane get 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Miami, while Durham, N.C. native Julian Gamble had 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.

Seth Curry, Tyler Thornton and Quinn Cook shot a combined 1-for-29 for the Blue Devils, who hit a season-low 30 percent.

No. 1 Indiana 72, Penn State 49: Victor Oladipo scored 19 points, and Yogi Ferrell added a season-high 15 to help host Indiana rout Penn State.

The Hoosiers survived dull shooting in the first half with strong defense and used a fast start in the second half to reassert their dominance.

No. 8 Florida 64, Georgia 47: The visiting Gators shook off a sluggish first half and romped to victory behind 17 points from Scottie Wilbekin.

Florida (15-2, 5-0 SEC) trailed 27-24 at halftime, making just 1 of 9 three-pointers. But the Gators quickly turned things around in the second half. Wilbeken and Mike Rosario hit consecutive threes and forced Georgia into three straight turnovers.

The Gators led the rest of way, holding Georgia (7-11, 1-4) to one field goal in the first 11 minutes of the second half.

LSU 58, TexasA&M 54: Anthony Hickey, a former Mr. Basketball from Christian County, scored 10 points and grabbed eight steals, as LSU Coach Johnny Jones picked up his first SEC win.

LSU plays Kentucky on Saturday. Texas A&M has not won since beating UK on Jan. 12.

La Salle 54, No. 9 Buttler 53: Ramon Galloway went the length of the court for the winning basket with 2.7 seconds left to send La Salle past visiting Butler.

Fans stormed the court in a wild celebration for the biggest win for La Salle in 33 years.

There was some confusion after Galloway's basket and fans were ordered off the court. Butler had attempted a last-second heave that missed badly. Officials huddled with both coaches and they decided the final score stood. It was mayhem as fans rushed the court for a second time.

Transylvania 87, Franklin 68: Transy senior All-American Ethan Spurlin poured in a career-high 30 points.

The host Pioneers (14-4, 9-2 Heartland Conference) have won four straight games and 10 of their last 11.

Spurlin hit 10 of 13 from the field and 10 of 11 from the free-throw line. He also had nine rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

Dayton 96, Fordham 51: Vee Sanford, a junior from Lexington Catholic, scored 19 points in the rout for host Dayton.


Transylvania 59, Franklin 53: Guards Nicole Coffman and Madisen Webb scored 18 points each as visiting Transy ran its record to 14-4.

After a tight first half, Transy led by as many as 12 points in the second half, before Franklin drew within four. Two late free throws by Coffman sealed it.

Union 75, St. Andrews 56: Freshman center Lydia Nash poured in a career-high 36 points, twice her previous high, to lead visiting Union.

Mashburn an SEC legend

Former Kentucky All-American Jamal Mashburn has been named UK's SEC Basketball Legend and will be honored at halftime of UK's first game at this year's SEC Tournament in Nashville.

Mashburn was a consensus first-team All-American in 1993 when he led UK to the Final Four. He finished his career with 1,843 points, and was voted the 1993 SEC Player of the Year.

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