Miami Hurricanes men suffer first ACC loss against Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Second-ranked Miami found out how difficult life on the road can be in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The first-place Hurricanes ran into a fresher and a more determined Wake Forest team and suffered an 80-65 loss Saturday afternoon. Gone is their 14-game win streak and perfect record in the ACC.
“They just outplayed us, out-hustled us and beat us on all the 50-50 balls,” point guard Shane Larkin said of the Hurricanes (22-4, 13-1 ACC). “And they beat us on the boards, so they just outplayed us.”
The Demon Deacons (12-14, 5-9) jumped on the Hurricanes early, and when they led by 13 with five minutes left in the half, it was the largest deficit the Hurricanes had faced in an ACC game this season. The Deacons eventually built their lead to 19 late in the half.