Miami Sends No. 5 Duke to 2nd Straight L

No. 11 Wisconsin handles Illinois, Nebraska upsets No. 24 Kansas State
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 20, 2008 11:57 PM CST
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski reacts during in the second half of a college basketball game against Miami in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008. Miami won 96-95. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Miami Hurricanes handed No. 5 Duke its second consecutive loss; the 96-95 victory was the Hurricanes first win against the Blue Devils in over 45 years. Miami built a large lead early in the second half and was able to hit free-throws down the stretch to preserve the win. Dwayne Collins led the Hurricanes with 27 points, according to the Associated Press. Elsewhere in men’s basketball:

  • The No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers got 18 points from Trevon Hughes and 17 from Marcus Landry to defeat Illinois 71-57 and move into a first-place tie with Purdue for the Big Ten lead.
  • Steve Harley’s career-best 20 points led Nebraska to a 71-64 victory over Michael Beasley and No. 24 Kansas. Beasley had 17 points and 10 rebounds.
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