Score: Wake Forest 80, Miami 65
Stars:Wake ForestC.J. Harris 23 Pts, 4 Reb, Codi Miller-McIntyre 17 Pts, 3 Ast, 2 Reb
Story: This game was a blowout from start to finish. The Demon Deacons came out expecting on upset, and their offense was firing on all cylinders from the tip. Nowhere was this more obvious than with C.J. Harris, who was red-hot from beyond the arc, making all five of his three-point attempts. As a team, Wake made 58% of its threes, and shot 54% from the field overall. The Wake Forest attack was balanced and relentless, with seven players scoring seven or more points.
On the Miami side, the Hurricanes were struggling on both sides of the ball. Failing to defend the three-point line is always a killer, but it was the inside game of the Deacons that wore them down. Miami routinely allowed Wake Forest players to get deep into the post and draw contact, which resulted in 31 free throw attempts, compared to Miami's measly 13. The Hurricanes couldn't keep up offensively, as they hit only 39% of their attempts.
Of course, after the big win at home, the students at Wake Forest decided to storm:
Miami is sure to fall in the polls now, but they have a quick turnaround when they come home to play Virginia Tech on Wednesday.