Philly’s Own Ja’Quan Newton Helps The Miami Hurricanes Upset The Top Ranked Duke Blue Devils

January 14, 2015 0

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The Duke Blue Devils are now riding a two game losing streak thanks to a great effort from the Miami Hurricanes. In what was a huge shock to much of the country, the Miami Hurricanes ended the Duke Blue Devils’ 41 game home court winning streak with a (90-74) victory in their ACC matchup.

Philly own Ja’Quan Newton finished the game with four points on (2-3) shooting including a big slam dunk. Duke freshman sensation Jahlil Okafor finished the game with 15 points and 15 rebounds.

According to ESPN,

Angel Rodriguez scored 24 points and Miami shot 67 percent after halftime to upset No. 4 Duke 90-74 on Tuesday night, snapping the Blue Devils’ 41-game home winning streak and giving them consecutive regular-season losses for the first time in nearly six years.

“I just have felt since Christmas that there’s something missing with our group, and I’ve said it,” Krzyzewski said. “I’ve said it to the press, I’ve said it to my team. And when you’re still winning, you don’t necessarily believe it completely. But I’ve felt it since Christmas, and I haven’t been able to figure that out, figure out how to change it.

“We’re all on the same page now, after two losses and after getting our butt beat. We didn’t just lose tonight. We got our butts beat tonight.”

Duke (14-2, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) hadn’t lost at Cameron Indoor Stadium since March 2012 and hadn’t lost consecutive regular-season games since February 2009. It also marked the first time that Duke has lost consecutive games by double-digit margins since March 1996, according to STATS.

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