Preview: Miami-Florida at Wake Forest
Miami, in first place in the ACC, looks to extend its win streak to 15 games when the No. 2 Hurricanes visit Wake Forest on Saturday. Miami is coming off a 54-50 victory at home against Virginia on Tuesday. The Hurricanes are 10-1 on the road, including 7-0 in the ACC. Five of the Hurricanes' top six players are seniors with an average age of 23.Wake Forest, which is 9-4 at home, has lost eight of its last 10 games. The Demon Deacons are coming off a 57-56 home loss to Georgia Tech last Saturday. TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX Sports South.ABOUT MIAMI (22-3, 13-0 ACC): The Hurricanes have their first 14-game win streak since 2001-02, when they started the season 14-0 and finished with a 24-8 record and an NCAA tournament appearance. Miami has outshot opponents 46.7 percent to 37.9 percent from the field. Senior guard Durand Scott and sophomore guard Shane Larkin lead the team in scoring (13.1). Senior center Reggie Johnson leads the Hurricanes in rebounding (8.3). Miami ranks 11th in the country in field goal percentage defense (37.8) and 31st in 3-point field goal defense (30.1). The Hurricanes are 18th in the nation in defensive rebounding (26.5) and limit opponents to 58.7 points per game.ABOUT WAKE FOREST (11-14, 4-9): The Demon Deacons shot a season-high 92 percent from the foul line against Georgia Tech, making 23 of 25. Senior guard C.J. Harris, who has scored in double figures in nine consecutive games, leads the ACC in free throw percentage (85.7) and leads Wake Forest in scoring (14.8). Junior forward Travis McKie, who has scored in double figures in 16 of the last 17 games, is second on the team in scoring (14.4). Freshman forward Devin Thomas leads the Demon Deacons in rebounding (7.8).TIP-INS1. Miami's No. 2 ranking ties its highest in school history.2. Wake Forest is 8-6 all-time against Miami but the Hurricanes won the last meeting, 74-56, on Feb. 18, 2012, at the Bank United Center.3. Wake Forest's Harris has made his last 25 free throws.PREDICTION: Miami 65, Wake Forest 54
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