CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Erykah Davenport had 13 points and 14 rebounds and Miami picked up a rare win over Duke, outlasting the No. 14 Blue Devils 51-48 in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener on Sunday.
Shaneese Bailey also had 13 points for the Hurricanes (11-3), who are now 3-14 all-time against Duke (11-3), where Miami’s 13-year coach Katie Meier was a standout player. Both teams entered the game with five-game winning streaks.
After Duke’s Leaonna Odom tied the game at 45 with 4:45 remaining, Miami scored its final six points from the foul line, shooting 4 of 6 while going 0 for 3 from the field. Duke missed five straight shots before Lexi Brown swished a 3-pointer from the left corner with 27 seconds left to make it 50-48. The Blue Devils, who lead the ACC at 40 percent behind the arc, were 0 for 8 in the second half and 2 of 14 overall before Brown’s basket.
Miami easily broke the press before Bailey was fouled with 22.9 seconds left. She made 1 of 2. Duke’s last possession was a scramble before Rebecca Greenwell got a good look from the right wing for a potential-tying 3. Greenwell, in her first game back after missing four with a sore knee, is one trey shy of tying Duke’s career record of 252.
Miami shot 38 percent (20 of 53), going 2 of 19 behind the arc, and had 21 turnovers.
Duke finished 3 of 16 behind the arc and 19 of 55 overall (24.5 percent) and had 22 turnovers. Haley Gorecki had 16 points, Odom 12 and Brown, the ACC’s leading scorer at 21.3, had 10, ending her streak of five-straight 20-point games.