No. 2 Miami Stunned By Wake Forest

Wake Forest: “Not In Our House”


No. 2 Miami Stunned By Wake Forest

Going into North Carolina to play Wake Forest, Miami had a 14 game winning streak.  Ranked number 2 in the nation, they expected to make it 15.  They had already beaten Duke, and North Carolina, and this would be the third and easiest of their victories over teams from the Carolinas.

Wake Forest said, “not so fast”.  C.J. Harris scored 23 points to pace Wake Forest with a 5-for-5 three-point shooting performance, and Codi Miler-McIntyre added 15 points.  The Demon Deacons (12-14, 5-9) shot 54% and led by double figures for the entire second half to pull off their biggest victory under third-year coach Jeff Bzdelik.

Stunned, Miami guard Shane Larkin said:  “Who would have ever thought Wake Forest beating Miami at home would have been a court-rushing scene?”

So, here we are, in a place that happens every week.  Monday’s top 25 rankings will probably be musical chairs once again, with the exception of Indiana.

Tournament selection day is three weeks from tomorrow.  Watch for teams that are peaking in the next three weeks.  Injuries will be critical.

Is there any reason not to believe that the NCAA men offer the greatest, hard fought style of basketball in the world?

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express

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