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January 24, 2013

No. 1 Duke routed by No. 25 Miami 90-63

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“I wasn’t thinking about that game at all,” McAdoo said. “As a team, we knew we had to show up and be ready to play today, and that’s what we did.”

Kammeon Holsey had 10 of his 18 points in the first half, but the Yellow Jackets (10-7, 0-5) had 19 turnovers and lost their fifth straight to remain the only team winless in ACC play.

“It’s an unforgiving league for young guys trying to grow up,” coach Brian Gregory said.

His team trimmed a 13-point deficit to 36-32 on Solomon Poole’s 3-pointer with 2 minutes left in the half.

Bullock — who had a career-high 24 points last time out against Maryland — started and finished the ensuing 15-2 run with buckets from close range. His no-you-take-it layup from Marcus Paige gave the Tar Heels their largest lead to that point, 49-34, with 17½ minutes to go.

Georgia Tech never got closer than 11 the rest of the way, and Hairston punctuated this one with a thunderous dunk over Daniel Miller with about 6 minutes left that made it 70-53.

“We could never get that break — a big defensive rebound when we needed it, a big basket,” Gregory said. “Our margin of error is small. We don’t have to play perfect, but we have to play pretty darn well.”

Chris Bolden finished with 10 points while Robert Carter had 12 rebounds and Marcus Georges-Hunt added 10 boards for Georgia Tech, which lost at each of the points in the North Carolina Triangle — N.C. State, Duke and now UNC — in a stretch of 15 nights.

Dexter Strickland and Paige each finished with six assists for North Carolina, and the only thing its students love as much a Tar Heel victory is a Duke loss. One held a handwritten sign saying only “didDukewin.com” while another one nearby held a sign that said simply “No” because a few minutes before this one tipped off, No. 25 Miami polished off a 90-63 rout of the top-ranked Blue Devils.

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