CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- If Duke retained any nightmares Wednesday night from Miami's 27-point demolition of the Blue Devils here a year ago, they didn't linger long. Duke dominated defensively and on the boards in racing to a 67-46 victory over the Hurricanes, outrebounding Miami 42-28 while holding the 'Canes to 35.4 percent shooting from the field. With the win, the Blue Devils (15-4, 4-2) snapped a two-game losing streak on the road in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Hurricanes (10-8, 2-4) remained winless at home in league play with their third ACC loss at the BankUnited Center. Duke didn't exactly light up the basket in shooting only 42.9 percent from the field but the Devils put up a barrage of 3-pointers to make up for their scatter-shooting. Of their 56 field-goal attempts, 25 came from long distance with eight makes. Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker led all scorers with 17 points and had 15 rebounds, while forward Rodney Hood added 12 points. Forward Donnavan Kirk led Miami with 11 points. The Hurricanes' leading scorer, guard Rion Brown (14.1), was held to just two points, getting his only basket on a tip-in with 15:56 left in the half. By then, Duke was leading 42-27 after opening the second half on an 11-2 run. The Blue Devils got their lead up to 20 points, 62-42, on forward Rodney Hood's resounding dunk on an alley-oop pass from guard Quinn Cook with 3:46 remaining. Their biggest lead was 23 points with 1:11 left. It was clear from the start that Duke was going to try to take advantage of its depth when coach Mike Krzyzewski opened with a full-court defense and substituted an entire new five at the first media timeout. The Blue Devils defense was at times more of a token ploy and other occasions was ratcheted up to a full-pressure affair. Miami, which has only one true point guard -- freshman Manu Lecomte -- and usually has been playing a seven- and eight-man rotation, stayed within a basket or two of the Blue Devils until the closing minutes of the first half. The Blue Devils then closed out the half on an 11-2 run for a 33-21 lead at the intermission. NOTES: Duke, No. 18 in both polls this week, has played 237 consecutive games as a ranked team. ... The Blue Devils are home Saturday to host Florida State but then face No. 20 Pittsburgh and No. 2 Syracuse in back-to-back road games on Jan. 27 and Feb. 1, respectively. ... Duke was the first of back-to-back games against ranked foes for Miami, which is host to No. 2 Syracuse Saturday. ... With the expansion of the ACC to 15 teams, Wednesday night's game was the only time Duke and Miami will meet in the regular season.
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