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Down goes Duke!! Down goes Duke!! The world takes notice of a special club in Coral Gables.

Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

'Canes fans are still buzzing this morning about the "Massacre in Miami." Coach K himself called the game "men versus boys" in his postgame summation. With so much having gone right, let's take a brief look back at a special night for Hurricanes Hoops. Let's start by revisiting the scene of the exstacy.

In my opinion UM fans were righteous in their court storming. This was the biggest win behind the loudest and most fevered crowd arguably in UM history. And it was done in dominating fashion. Dickie V put it mildly.

It also did not hurt the recruiting efforts of the football team.

But to encapsulate 'Canes domination further, consider these facts:

  • Duke's starting back court of Quinn Cook and Seth Curry combined to shoot 1-23 from the floor for 5 harmless points.
  • Miami's tandem of Durand Scott and Shane Larkin went 17-28 with 43 points, 16 rebounds, 9 assists, and went 5-10 from deep. That is utter destruction my friends.
  • UM held Duke to 22.2 % shooting in the first half.
  • The 'Canes knocked down 58.6 % in the first stanza.
  • Miami had 8 blocks and 8 steals. Julian Gamble swatted 4 on his own.
  • Oh yeah, the Reggie guy is back, weeks ahead of schedule.

This was not just a solid victory, it was a pawning of the utmost degree.

And finally the box score:

Duke Blue Devils Duke

Team Statistics: Duke Blue Devils
Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
S. Curry 22 0-10 0-5 0-0 0 2 0 1 1 0 3 0
M. Plumlee 37 5-15 0-0 5-10 4 11 1 4 0 1 1 15
Q. Cook 29 1-12 1-5 2-2 3 7 5 1 0 0 3 5
R. Sulaimon 26 4-9 2-6 6-6 0 2 3 2 4 0 3 16
A. Jefferson 28 6-11 0-0 1-2 3 5 1 0 1 1 3 13
A. Murphy 23 5-8 1-3 0-1 2 5 0 0 0 0 3 11
M. Plumlee 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
T. Thornton 20 0-7 0-4 1-2 1 2 3 2 1 0 3 1
J. Hairston 9 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals 22-74 4-23 15-23 15 39 13 10 7 2 20 63
Percentages .297 .174 .652 Team Rebounds: 2

Miami (FL) Hurricanes Miami (FL)

Team Statistics: Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts
J. Gamble 24 2-4 0-0 1-6 3 10 0 1 2 4 2 5
S. Larkin 36 8-14 2-6 0-1 1 10 5 2 1 0 2 18
D. Scott 36 9-14 3-4 4-5 1 6 4 3 2 0 5 25
T. McKinney Jones 27 3-6 2-4 2-2 1 4 3 1 1 0 4 10
K. Kadji 26 9-11 2-3 2-4 0 6 0 3 1 2 2 22
T. Jekiri 12 1-3 0-0 0-1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2
J. Heller 1 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
E. Swoope 1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
R. Brown 17 1-3 0-2 2-2 0 0 2 2 0 0 1 4
S. Sorenson 2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
R. Johnson 16 0-2 0-0 2-2 1 5 0 2 0 1 4 2
R. Akpejiori 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 33-58 9-19 15-27 8 44 14 16 8 8 21 90
Percentages .569 .474 .556 Team Rebounds: 5

Game Info

Technical Fouls:
None
Arena:
BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, FL
Attendance:
7,972
Officials:
Karl Hess, Ray Natili, Sean Hull

And while this team clearly has a lot more triumphs on the Horizon, 'Canes fans should enjoy this one. Wins like this do not happen every day!!