Coral Gables, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - A year ago Thursday the Blue Devils were humbled by the Hurricanes at BankUnited Center by 27 points when they were the top-ranked team in the country.
This year, they did the humbling.
Star freshman Jabari Parker recorded his fifth double-double of the season and No. 18 Duke picked up its first true road win of the season with a 67-46 drubbing of Miami-Florida on Wednesday.
Parker finished with 17 points, 15 rebounds and three blocks, while Rodney Hook chipped in 12 points for the Blue Devils (15-4, 4-2 ACC), winners of three straight following a slow 1-2 start in ACC play.
"We played really well against a very good basketball team," Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "I was very pleased with our effort."
Miami (10-8, 2-4) fell for the fourth time in six games and has yet to top the 63-point mark in league action. Donnavan Kirk led the struggling Hurricanes offense with a 11-point effort on 5-of-11 shooting.
"They out-worked us in the first half," Miami head coach Jim Larranaga said. "We were like a deer in headlights."
Duke essentially led wire-to-wire, trailing only when it was a 2-0 game.
Parker's jumper near the midway point of the opening half gave Duke a 17-10 cushion, and an 11-0 run after Miami cut its deficit to three widened the gap.
Quinn Cook hit one of the Blue Devils' four first-half 3-pointers during the spurt, which was capped by Hood throwing down consecutive dunks off turnovers.
Garrius Adams' jumper ended Miami's drought and sent the hosts into the break down by a 33-21 count, and while the Hurricanes cleaned up their turnover- prone ways from the first half, they never pulled within single digits in the second.
Duke came out of the halftime on a 9-2 run, with Matt Jones' deep make yielding a 42-23 cushion, and the Blue Devils withstood a nearly five-minute dry spell that allowed Miami to inch as close as a dozen.
Parker's three-point play followed by a Rasheed Sulaimon 3-pointer extended Duke's lead to 53-35 with less than eight minutes remaining, and Duke cruised from there.