DURHAM, N.C. — Leave it to the biggest player on Miami's roster to put the Hurricanes on his back and carry them to their most impressive victory in quite a while.
Reggie Johnson — all 6-foot-10 and 284 pounds of him — scored five of his career-high 27 points in overtime of Miami's 78-74 upset of No. 7 Duke on Sunday.
Johnson added a season-high 12 rebounds and was a handful all game for the Blue Devils to deal with. Miami outrebounded them 48-43 and outscored them 38-26 in the paint.
"I feel I had the hot hand the whole game," Johnson said. "My teammates found me in good positions — catch and score."
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Kenny Kadji added 15 points for the Hurricanes (14-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who blew a 16-point lead in the second half, then regrouped to claim their first big victory for their new coach.
"To come in here and play with the kind of poise we did, play the kind of defense we did — especially in the first half and in the overtime — was something that we can be very, very proud of," Larranaga said.
That poise gave Miami its first victory at Cameron Indoor Stadium and just its second win over Duke since joining the ACC. The Hurricanes have won three consecutive ACC road games for the first time.
Seth Curry scored 22 points and freshman Austin Rivers added 20 for the Blue Devils (19-4, 6-2), who appeared listless while falling into that deep deficit before waking up with about 16 minutes left.
Then, they missed all six of their free throws in overtime and wound up being beaten at home by a Florida-based conference rival for the second time this season.
Mason Plumlee added 13 rebounds for Duke, which had its 45-game home winning streak snapped two weeks ago by No. 21 Florida State. The Blue Devils have lost two of three at Cameron and have dropped multiple home games for the first time since going 15-4 there in 2006-07.
"The biggest emphasis for us was to protect our home court," guard Quinn Cook said. "We've got to get better." Still, the Blue Devils had plenty of chances in the extra session. They trailed 75-74 with Cook on the line, but he missed two free throws with 27.2 seconds left.
After Johnson missed two foul shots with 26.2 seconds left to give Duke another shot, Cook missed badly on a running jumper with about 15 seconds left. DeQuan Jones extended Miami's lead to 77-74 with two foul shots with 12.9 seconds left.
Rivers and Ryan Kelly missed threes in the final seconds and Johnson added a free throw with one-tenth of a second remaining to silence the subdued arena.
No. 9 Michigan St. 64, No. 23 Michigan 54: Draymond Green had 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 9 Michigan State to a win over No. 23 Michigan on Sunday, backing up his guarantee of a victory.
The Spartans (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) ended a three-game skid in the rivalry and moved into sole possession of second place in the conference behind third-ranked Ohio State.
The Wolverines (17-7, 7-4) haven't won or lost consecutive games in nearly a month.
Green played, as he promised, with a sprained left knee and the senior had the best game of his career in the series.
No. 2 Notre Dame 90, DePaul 70: Lexington native Natalie Novosel scored 17 of her 21 points in the first half to help No. 2 Notre Dame coast to a victory over DePaul.
The Irish (23-1, 10-0 Big East) scored 56 points in the first half, shooting 72 percent from the field — including hitting six of their seven three-pointers.
Skylar Diggins added 11 points and 10 assists.
No. 2 Notre Dame (23-1, 10-0) scored 56 points in the first half on its way to an easy win. Three other Irish scored in double figures, including Natalie Achonwa (16) Brittany Mallory (14) and Devereaux Peters (11).
Jasmine Penny scored 24 points and Katherine Harry had 20 for DePaul (17-7, 5-5). Guard Anna Martin, who graduated from Lexington Christian Academy, added nine points for the Blue Demons, down to only seven players after being beset by a season-long injury bug.
The game was tied at 12 before Notre Dame went on a 17-2 run led by Novosel to take control of the game. The Lexington Catholic graduate had 11 points and two assists during the burst that left the Irish up 29-14 with 9:37 left in the half.
Notre Dame continued its offensive onslaught building a 56-31 halftime lead.
The Irish opened the second half with an 11-2 run to put the score at 67-33 before Irish head coach Muffet McGraw started to flood the floor with substitutes and DePaul was able to narrow the gap.