Duke was playing some of its worst defensive basketball in the first half against Miami at Cameron Indoor Stadium despite having glue guy Amile Jefferson back in the lineup. The Blue Devils were down 36-25 at halftime, but went on a ridiculous 27-3 run to not only take the lead, but blow open the doors in this game to get the 70-58 win.
Acting head coach Jeff Capel made a crucial change to start the second half that led to the win and that huge run to get going.
The Blue Devils were led by Jayson Tatum’s 14 points and Amile Jefferson’s 11 boards with five points. The win halts a two-game losing streak and keeps the team undefeated at home so far this season. Luke Kennard had 11 points and Matt Jones was hugely clutch off the bench with 13 points and three steals. Duke next hosts N.C. State on Monday.