Originally written on SCACC Hoops  |  Last updated 11/15/14
Winning on the road is never easy in the ACC, just ask Duke and Miami.  The Blue Devils and Hurricanes are the two highest ranked teams in the league and visited two teams in Wake Forest and Virginia Tech that sit toward the bottom of league standings.  In both cases, the home team gave the ranked team all they wanted.  Neither one won easily, but as Krzyzewski said after the game you don't win by 20 in the ACC without the other team helping you. Duke's Mason Plumlee played like a player of the year candidate, scoring 32 points and grabbing 9 rebounds in Duke's 75-70 victory over Wake Forest.  The young Wake Forest frontcourt simply had no answer for Plumlee down low.  The Blue Devils were carried by Plumlee and Curry who had 21 points.  The big concern for Duke was their defense and inability to keep Wake Forest from getting easy layups and dunks.  Wake made 53% of their 2 point shots.  This is where Ryan Kelly is missed the most, Kelly's ability to rotate and recover is something Duke's second big is still struggling to master.  Miami stayed undefeated with a 73-64 victory over Virginia Tech.  Shane Larkin led the way with 25 points in the victory for Miami.  Kenny Kadji woke up late in the second half and finished with 18 points, while Trey McKinney Jones also reached double-figures with 12 points.  Miami followed a similar model as other Virginia Tech opponents, giving up 30 points to Erick Green but not allowing anyone else to score efficiently. The other matchup of the night saw Michael Snaer hit another game-winner in the final few seconds to lift FSU to a 73-71 victory.  It was FSU's 5th win on a last second shot in their last 14 ACC matchups.  Snaer has emerged as Mr. Clutch nationally and perhaps the most impressive thing about this one was that he had a second to catch and realize how open he was.  It's often hard to make a shot in that situation when the game isn't on the line, but in such a high pressure situation Snaer must have ice in his veins. Check out the highlights, links, and more below. Duke/Wake Forest Highlights Maryland/FSU Highlights Miami/Virginia Tech Highlights  Team Conf Pct Overall Pct  Miami  7-0  1.000  16-3  0.842  Duke  5-2  0.714  18-2  0.900  Virginia  5-2  0.714  15-5  0.750  NC State  5-3  0.625  16-5  0.762  UNC  4-3  0.571  14-6  0.700  FSU  4-3  0.571  12-8  0.600  Clemson  4-4  0.500  12-8  0.600  Maryland  3-5  0.375  15-6  0.714  Wake Forest  3-5  0.375  10-10  0.500  Virginia Tech  2-5  0.286  11-9  0.550  Georgia Tech  1-6  0.143  11-8  0.579  Boston College  1-6  0.143  9-11  0.450  Injury Report  Ryan Kelly(DU) reinjured right foot -Feb return Terrance Shannon (FS)   Jason Morris (GT) plantar fasciitis - Feb return John Auslander (MD) left tibia fracture - out for season PeShon Howard (MD) sick Leslie McDonald (NC) academic issues PJ Hairston (NC) concussion Links Plumlee’s 32 power Devils past Deacs On the road, Duke defeats a tough Wake Forest, 75-70 Duke holds off Wake Forest Pulling Eye Teeth Hardin: Duke grinds out a win at Wake Duke basketball’s win against Wake Forest was more than just a win Wake denied 2nd upset in 75-70 loss to No. 5 Duke Miami Hurricanes men assume the role as target N.C. State’s Lorenzo Brown might miss games to ankle injury Hairston ‘unlikely’ to play vs. Hokies Dexter Strickland shakes off struggles in UNC’s win over Boston College Va. Tech loses 73-64 to Miami Hurricanes storm past Hokies Hokies can’t hold off streaking Miami ‘Chaos’ leads to heartbreaking loss Once again, Terps can’t hold lead vs. Florida State in 73-71 loss Miami Hurricanes top feisty Hokies, extend win streak to eight FSU coach Leonard Hamilton enjoying Miami Hurricanes’ work Recap: Florida State vs. Maryland Virginia News & Notes Duke Escapes Wake For First Road Win Yesterday's Games Matchup    Duke 75 @ Wake Forest 70  Box  Maryland 71 @ FSU 73  Box  Miami 73 @ Virginia Tech 64  Box Today's Games Time Matchup TV   No Games on the Schedule  
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