|Too much Duke drops Miami to 1-1
DURHAM, N.C. - Senior Nick Winbush scored 14 points and pulled in six rebounds for Miami University's men's basketball team in a 79-45 loss at No. 1 Duke Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
DUKE 79, MIAMI 45
Winbush shot 50 percent from the floor and added three steals for the RedHawks (1-1), while Seth Curry led the Blue Devils (2-0) with 17 points.
Miami forced turnovers on Duke's first two drives, taking the 1-0 early lead on a free throw by sophomore Orlando Williams with 18:43 to play in the first half, but the Blue Devils responded with a 7-0 run.
The Blue Devils' hot shooting early in the contest gave them the 9-3 advantage as they hit 60 percent of the shots in the first 5:21 of the game.
Winbush's three-pointer from the top of the arc cut the Duke lead to eight points at 14-6 with 11:15 to go in the first, but the top-ranked team responded by using an 8-0 run to take the 22-6 lead.
The RedHawks closed the gap to 22-11 when junior Julian Mavunga hit a driving reverse layup and two possessions later Winbush connected from beyond the arc with 6:58 to go in the first. The Blue Devils, however, used their height advantage to control the boards and build a 38-17 lead at the half.
The RedHawks opened the second half with a 3-0 run on a free throw by Mavunga and a layup by Winbush, but the Blue Devils again responded by starting a run of their own.
Miami closed out the game on a 14-4 run thanks to a three-pointer by freshman Jon Harris and a pair of treys by his classmate Josh Sewell.
Redshirt freshman Drew McGhee recorded his first points for the RedHawks with four in six minutes of playing time. McGhee also pulled in his first rebound for the `Hawks. Freshman Quinten Rollins also recorded his first points in a Miami jersey with two.
The RedHawks now return home as they host IUPUI, Green Bay and San Diego State in the O'Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic Sub-Regional, Nov. 20-22. Miami's first game is an 8 p.m. tip-off against IUPUI on Saturday, Nov. 20.
Courtesy of Miami Athletics