CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Senior Angel Rodriguez shook a shooting slump by making three 3-pointers and added a career-high 11 assists to help No. 15 Miami beat No. 24 Duke 80-69 Monday night, the Blue Devils’ fourth loss in five games.
Rodriguez scored 13 points for the Hurricanes, who led for the final 24 minutes. Sheldon McClellan scored 21 points and benefited from Rodriguez’s most spectacular assist late in the game.
Miami (16-3, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat a ranked team for the third time this season, and won by double digits for the 15th time.
Brandon Ingram led Duke with 19 points and 10 rebounds while Grayson Allen added 17 points but shot just 6 for 17.
Rodriguez came into the game 4 for 30 from 3-point range in league games but went 3 for 5 from beyond the arc in the first half to help Miami take the lead for good.
His best play earned a late assist. Duke (15-6, 4-4) was mounting a rally when Rodriguez dribbled quickly through the defense in transition and tossed an alley-oop pass on the run to McClellan for a dunk and a 64-55 lead.