Miami Downs Wake Forest for Seventh-Straight Win
Jan. 9, 2010
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – James Dews sank a follow with 30 seconds left to put the Miami Hurricanes ahead to stay Saturday, then grabbed a defensive rebound as time ran out to seal a seesaw victory over Wake Forest, 67-66.
Dwayne Collins had 11 rebounds and a season-high 23 points for the Hurricanes (15-1, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), off to their best start in 50 years. Malcolm Grant added 14 points and six assists, while Durand Scott contributed 10 points in the winning effort.
Wake Forest (11-3, 1-1) had won seven games in a row, the past two in overtime. But the Demon Deacons couldn’t get Miami into OT, missing two of four free throws in the final 1:26.
After Dews put Miami ahead for good with the ninth lead change of the night, Ishmael Smith missed a jumper under heavy pressure with three seconds left. L.D. Williams tried to tip the ball in, but instead Dews grabbed the rebound.
The last time Miami started 15-1 was in 1959-60.
The Hurricanes hit the road for their next two ACC contests, heading to Virginia Tech on Jan. 13 and Virginia on Jan. 16, before returning home in re-match with Boston College on Jan. 19 at 9 p.m.
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