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Jeremy Roach leads No. 8 Duke in 84-55 rout over Hurricanes

Miami has lost 5 straight games
Duke Blue Devils guard Jeremy Roach drives to basket against Miami Hurricanes guard Kyshawn George during first half, Feb. 21, 2024
Posted at 9:34 PM, Feb 21, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-21 21:34:15-05

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Jeremy Roach scored 16 points to lead No. 8 Duke to an 84-55 victory over Miami on Wednesday night.

Kyle Filipowski and Mark Mitchell each had 15 points for the Blue Devils (21-5, 12-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their fifth straight and 16th of 18.

Duke's Tyrese Proctor returned from a one-game absence on concussion protocol and scored 12 points in 23 minutes while Caleb Foster added 11.

The Blue Devils hit 13 of 29 3-pointers for their second consecutive game with double-digit conversions from behind the arc. They made 10 from 3-point range against Florida State on Saturday.

Wooga Poplar and Bensley Joseph finished with 15 points each for the Hurricanes (15-12, 6-10) who shot 31% from the field and lost their fifth straight. It is their longest skid since a six-game slide in February and March 2021.

Miami Hurricanes guard Kyshawn George goes for loose ball during second half vs. Duke Blue Devils, Feb. 21, 2024
Miami guard Kyshawn George, Duke guards Jeremy Roach (3) and Tyrese Proctor (5) chase a loose ball during the second half Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, in Coral Gables, Fla.

Consecutive 3-pointers from Foster keyed a 13-0 run and put Duke ahead 29-14 midway through the first half. Roach's 3-pointer with 2:36 remaining in the half made it 38-18.

Duke increased the lead to 54-31 on Foster's 3-pointer 4:54 into the second half and Miami got no closer than 58-41 on Poplar's two free throws with 15:59 remaining.

Miami was without second and third-leading scorers Matthew Cleveland and Nijel Pack. Cleveland participated in pregame warmups but didn't play because of illness while a lower extremity injury sidelined Pack for the second straight game.