College Basketball Roundup: Wake Forest stuns No. 2 Hurricanes


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Shane Larkin noticed in warm-ups that something was off with No. 2 Miami. The go-go, up-tempo Hurricanes seemed a step slow, and not entirely ready to play.

They certainly paid for it.

Miami's unbeaten start to Atlantic Coast Conference play is history. So is its 14-game winning streak and its highest national ranking, after the Hurricanes were knocked off by Wake Forest, 80-65, Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C.

"You could just see it. I had a bad feeling coming into warm-ups with everybody going slow," Larkin said. "I was trying to get people to go fast, and I wasn't even going full speed like I should have. ... Overall, we weren't prepared before the game and they came out and punched us in the mouth."

Durand Scott had all 17 of his points in the second half for the Hurricanes (22-4, 13-1), the last of the teams in the six BCS conferences to get their first league loss.

Larkin added 13 points, Trey McKinney Jones had 11 and Kenny Kadji finished with 10.

But Miami never got closer than 11 in the second half and was outrebounded, 36-35, by the younger, smaller Demon Deacons (12-14, 5-9).

"You want to go undefeated, you want to win every game, but you're still in first place," Larkin said. "That's in the past and we're just going to let it stay in the past."

C.J. Harris paced Wake Forest with 23 points.

More Top 25 men

• Gonzaga 81, San Diego 50: Kevin Pangos had 18 points as No. 3 Gonzaga (27-2, 14-0 WCC) beat San Diego (13-16, 6-8).

• Florida 71, Arkansas 54: Mike Rosario scored 15 points to help No. 5 Florida (22-4, 12-2) rebound from one of its two Southeastern Conference losses with a victory against visiting Arkansas (17-10, 8-6).

• Kansas 74, TCU 48: Jeff Withey scored 18 points as No. 9 Kansas (23-4, 11-3 Big 12) routed visiting TCU (10-17, 1-13) to avenge a stunning loss just over two weeks ago.

• Arizona 73, Washington State 56: Kevin Parrom hit 5 of 6 3-pointers, scoring a season-high 19 points to lead host No. 12 Arizona (23-4, 11-4 Pac-12) past Washington State (11-7, 2-13).

• Kansas State 81, Texas 69: Rodney McGruder had 20 points as No. 13 Kansas State (22-5, 11-3) won at Texas (12-15, 4-10) to stay in the Big 12 title hunt.

• New Mexico 91, Colorado State 82: Kendall Williams sank a Mountain West Conference record 10 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 46 points and No. 16 New Mexico (23-4, 10-2) ended a 27-game home win streak for No. 22 Colorado State (21-5, 8-4).

• Memphis 89, Southern Mississippi 73: Chris Crawford and Shaq Goodwin scored 19 points each and host No. 21 Memphis (24-3, 13-0) claimed its second consecutive Conference USA regular-season title, beating Southern Mississippi (21-7, 10-3).

• Oregon 77, Stanford 64: Johnathan Loyd had 15 points and nine assists as No. 23 Oregon (22-6, 11-4 Pac-12) beat visiting Stanford (16-12, 7-8).

• VCU 75, Xavier 71: Troy Daniels had 19 points, as No. 24 VCU (22-6, 10-3 A-10) overcame a 17-point second-half deficit to win at Xavier (15-11, 8-5).

District men

• Oklahoma State 73, West Virginia 57: Le'Bryan Nash and Markel Brown scored 16 points apiece to lead visiting No. 14 Oklahoma State (20-6, 10-4 Big 12) past cold-shooting West Virginia (13-14, 6-8).

Top 25 women

• Baylor 67, Texas 47: Brittney Griner scored 30 points and host No. 1 Baylor (26-1, 15-0) topped Texas (10-16, 3-12).

• Connecticut 90, Seton Hall 30: Kelly Faris and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis each scored 18 to help No. 3 Connecticut (25-2, 12-1 Big East) rout visiting Seton Hall (9-18, 4-10).

• South Florida 68, Syracuse 66: Andrea Smith scored 18 points as host South Florida (19-7, 8-5 Big East) upset No. 21 Syracuse (22-4, 10-3).

• Oklahoma State 83, Oklahoma 62: Toni Young scored 17 points as No. 23 Oklahoma State (19-7, 8-7 Big 12) beat visiting Oklahoma (19-8, 9-6).

• Green Bay 80, Valparaiso 38: Megan Luken scored 22 points and host No. 25 Green Bay (22-2, 12-0 Horizon) defeated Valparaiso (9-16, 4-8).

District women

• Georgetown 72, Pitt 70: Andrea White made two free throws with seven-tenths of a second left to lift Georgetown (14-12, 5-8 Big East) past Pitt (9-17, 0-13) at Petersen Events Center.

• Fairleigh Dickinson 64, Robert Morris 62: Ashley Ravelli and Artemis Spanou scored 21 points apiece, but Fairleigh Dickinson (11-15, 6-9 NEC) held on to beat the Colonials (7-19, 6-9) in overtime at Sewall Center.

• West Virginia 66, TCU 56: Taylor Palmer scored 19 points to lead West Virginia (16-10, 8-7 Big 12) to a win at TCU (8-18).

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