Miami Routs No. 1 Duke
Miami's Reggie Johnson (42) and Miami's Rion Brown, left, apply pressure on Duke's Mason Plumlee (5) as he goes to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Duke's Seth Curry (30) prepares to shoot over Miami's Reggie Johnson (42) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Miami's Shane Larkin (0) celebrates after Durand Scott (1) scored against Duke during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Indiana's Cody Zeller (40) is called for a foul against Penn State's Ross Travis (43) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Coral Gables, Fla. — No. 1 Duke went more than 8 minutes without a field goal in the first half last night, and a sellout became a blowout for No. 25 Miami, which delighted a boisterous 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. The Blue Devils missed 13 consecutive shots despite numerous good looks, while four Hurricanes hit 3-pointers during the stunning run that transformed 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. The Blue Devils’ other loss came at North Carolina State, a defeat cost them the No. 1 ranking.
It was third-worst loss ever for a No. 1 team.
No. 7 Indiana 72, Penn St. 49
Bloomington, Ind. — Victor Oladipo scored 19 points, and Yogi Ferrell added a season-high 15 to help Indiana rout Penn State.
The Hoosiers (17-2, 5-1 Big Ten) survived a sluggish shooting first half with strong defense and used a fast second-half start to reassert their dominance in this series.
No. 8 Florida 64, Georgia 47
Athens, Ga. — Florida shook off a sluggish first half and romped past another Southeastern Conference opponent, beating Georgia behind 17 points from Scottie Wilbekin.
Florida (15-2, 5-0 SEC) trailed 27-24 at halftime, making just 1 of 9 attempts beyond the 3-point arc. But the Gators quickly turned things around after the break. Wilbeken and Mike Rosario hits back-to-back treys and forced Georgia into three straight turnovers.
La Salle 54, No. 9 Butler 53
Philadelphia — Ramon Galloway went the length of the court for the winning basket with 2.7 seconds left to send La Salle over No. 9 Butler.
Fans stormed the court in a wild celebration for the biggest win for La Salle (13-5, 3-2 Atlantic 10) 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 was way off the mark. Officials huddled with both coaches and they decided the final score stood. It was mayhem again as fans rushed the court for the second time in minutes.
No. 17 Creighton 69
Des Moines, Iowa — Richard Carter scored 20 points and Drake stunned No. 17 Creighton, handing the Bluejays their first consecutive losses of the season.
Ben Simons added 13 for the Bulldogs (9-10, 3-5 Missouri Valley Conference), who blew a 16-point lead before rallying for their first win over a ranked opponent in five years.
No. 20 Wichita St. 62
Missouri St. 52
Springfield, Mo. — Cleanthony Early scored 17 points, Carl Hall added 15 and Wichita State rallied over Missouri State.
Missouri State, behind freshman Gavin Thurman, used a 19-1 run to take a 33-25 lead with 16:13 remaining in the game.
The Shockers came away empty on their first five possessions of the second half then Early and Hall got more active in the offense, scoring all but two of the points in a 16-2 run that gave Wichita State a 41-35 lead with 10:53 to go.
Temple 76, Penn 69
Philadelphia — Khalif Wyatt posted 26 points, six rebounds, five assists and hit four 3-pointers to help Temple pull away and beat instate-rival Pennsylvania in a nonconference matchup.
Anthony Lee added 16 points and Jake O’Brien 14 for Temple, which has won six straight against Penn under coach Fran Dunphy, who coached the Quakers from 1989-2006.
No. 1 Baylor 66
No. 24 Iowa State 51
Ames, Iowa — Brittney Griner scored 22 points, blocked six shots and dunked for the 11th time in her career in leading top-ranked Baylor past Iowa State.
Baylor (17-1, 7-0 Big 12) took control early, running off 17 straight points in the first half while holding Iowa State scoreless for 11½ minutes.
No. 2 Notre Dame 73
Pittsburgh — Kayla McBride scored 19 points to help No. 2 Notre Dame beat Pittsburgh for the Irish’s 12th-straight win.
Jewell Loyd added 14 points while Skylar Diggins had 13, all in the first half.
With the game tied at 29, Notre Dame scored the final six points before break. The Irish continued the spurt in the second half, scoring 25 of the first 28 points.
Notre Dame (17-1, 6-0 Big East) led 60-32 with 10 minutes left and coasted from there.