"That was one of the greatest feelings I've ever had," Miami's Jack McClinton said.
McClinton had just seen Miami's home fans mob the Hurricanes after they upset No. 7 Wake Forest, 79-52, last night. "I've never experienced something like that, rushing the court. It was great."
McClinton (Calvert Hall) scored a season-high 32 points, and Miami (15-7, 4-5 Atlantic Coast Conference), which had lost three straight games, used a zone defense to stymie the Demon Deacons (17-3, 4-3), who lost their second consecutive game.
"Miami played very, very well," Demon Deacons coach Dino Gaudio said. "They had their backs to the wall and played with a lot of energy and a lot of emotion."
McClinton scored 14 consecutive points for the Hurricanes late in the game to help build their biggest margin of victory ever against a ranked team. He finished 11-for-19, including 6-for-10 from three-point range, and added three steals and two assists. "Today was one of our best 40-minute games all year," he said.
"McClinton had one of the best performances I've seen in the eight years I've been in the ACC," Gaudio said.
No. 10 Clemson 74, No. 4 Duke 47: : Trevor Booker scored 21 points, Terrence Oglesby had five three-pointers and the host Tigers (19-2, 5-2) scored a second consecutive victory over the Blue Devils (19-3, 6-2) for the first time in 13 years.
Fans mobbed the court after Clemson's first home win over Duke since 1997. It was Clemson's biggest blowout of Duke since 1975, a 100-66 home victory.
No. 2 Oklahoma 77, Texas A&M; 71: : Taylor Griffin hit a tiebreaking layup with 46.4 seconds left as the host Sooners (22-1, 8-0 Big 12), rallied from a late nine-point deficit. Josh Carter led the Aggies (17-6, 3-5) with 15 points.
No. 13 Michigan State 76, No. 19 Minnesota 47: : Durrell Summers scored 21 points as the Spartans (18-4, 8-2 Big Ten) ended a two-game home losing streak. The Golden Gophers (18-4, 6-4) shot only 17.4 percent.
No. 17 Villanova 94, Providence 91: : Scottie Reynolds scored 31 points to give the visiting Wildcats (18-4, 6-3 Big East) their fourth straight win.
Sharaud Curry led the Friars (14-8, 6-4) with 25 points and Weyinmi Efejuku had 23.
No. 20 Syracuse 74, West Virginia 61: : Eric Devendorf and Jonny Flynn each scored 22 points to help the host Orange (18-5, 6-4 Big East) end a three-game losing streak.
Da'Sean Butler had 18 of his 23 points in the second half for the Mountaineers (15-7, 4-5).
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Boston College 80, Virginia 70: : Tyrese Rice and Rakim Sanders scored 20 points as the visiting Eagles (18-6, 6-3) sent the Cavaliers (7-11, 1-6) to their sixth straight loss.
Longwood 98, UMES 86: : Chris Conner scored 24 points for the Hawks (6-15), but the host Lancers (12-10) won their fifth straight.
Washington College 66, Ursinus 60: : Sal Schittino (Loyola) scored 13 of his career-high 20 points during five minutes of the second half as the host Shoremen (7-6, 10-10 Centennial) rallied to beat the Bears (10-10, 6-7).
McDaniel 57, Swarthmore 44: : Kevin Henry and Louis Sarris-Grau each recorded 13 points to lead the host Green Terror (15-5, 9-3 Centennial) past the Garnet (1-18, 0-13).
St. Mary's 84, Hood 63: : Camontae Griffin had a game-high 24 points as the host Seahawks (17-4, 10-2 Capital) beat the Blazers (6-15 3-9). Tim Abercrombie had 14 for Hood.
Stevenson 64, Gallaudet 60: : Broderick Hill scored a career-high 12 points to power the host Mustangs (6-15, 5-7 Capital Athletic) past the Bison (10-11, 1-11).
Frostburg State 89, Franciscan 68: : Fourteen players scored for the host Bobcats (12-8, 9-4 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate).Frostburg's Juan Wansley (Arundel) and Makiha Cooper (Forest Park) each had 12 points.
Franklin & Marshall 71, Johns Hopkins 60: : The conference-leading Diplomats (11-2, 18-2 Centennial) used a 20-7 second-half run to pull away from the visiting Blue Jays (11-9, 6-7). Pat O'Connell had 13 points for Hopkins.
Frostburg State 62, Franciscan 48: : The host Bobcats (12-8, 9-4 Allegheny Mountain) - led by Jamie Morningstar with 22 points - used a 22-10 second-half run to beat the Barons (4-12, 2-11).
St. Mary's 84, Hood 31: : Tiara Hurte led four double-digit scorers with 22 points as the host Seahawks (7-13, 5-7 Capital) beat the Blazers (4-17, 2-10). Allyson Lethbridge had 16 points for Hood.
Stevenson 63, Gallaudet 45: : Ashley Burrell scored 12 points and Tara Galvin added 10, as the host Mustangs (5-16, 3-9 Capital Athletic) beat the Bison (5-15, 0-12).