Canes blow out Deacs

The Associated PressFebruary 5, 2009 

— Jack McClinton scored a season-high 32 points and the Miami Hurricanes used a zone defense to stymie No. 7 Wake Forest, which lost its second straight game, 79-52 on Wednesday night.

The Demon Deacons struggled throughout on offense and shot a season-low 31.7 percent, including 3-for-20 from 3-point range. Miami led 29-26 at halftime, then pulled away by outscoring Wake Forest 25-8 over the first 9:10 of the second half.

McClinton scored 14 consecutive points for the Hurricanes late in the game. When it ended, fans poured onto the court to celebrate the largest margin of victory over a top-10 opponent in school history.

The Canes (15-7, 4-5 ACC) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Wake Forest (17-3, 4-3) hasn't won since beating then-No. 1 Duke a week ago.


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