Miami upsets No. 7 Duke in overtime

5:47 PM, Feb 5, 2012   |    comments
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Durham, NC (Sports Network) - Early in the season, all Reggie Johnson could do was look on as his Miami-Florida Hurricanes got off to a disappointing 5-4 start.

Recovering from offseason knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus, Johnson made his season debut on December 17. Since then the Hurricanes have played stellar basketball, but they still didn't have a signature win on their resume.

On Sunday, Miami finally got its signature win.

Johnson scored a career-high 27 points to go with 12 rebounds as the Hurricanes shocked No. 7 Duke in overtime, 78-74.

Austin Rivers and Ryan Kelly each had a chance to tie the game with three- pointers in the final eight seconds of overtime, but both shots were way off the mark. Johnson made 1-of-2 from the line with a second left to seal the win for Miami.

Kenny Kadji netted 15 points to go with eight boards while Durand Scott and DeQuan Jones poured in 11 points apiece for the Hurricanes (14-7, 5-3 ACC), who have won four straight games. They are now 9-3 with Johnson in the lineup.

Seth Curry scored 22 while Rivers added 20 for Duke (19-4, 6-2), which has lost two of its last three games at Cameron Indoor Stadium since having its 45-game home winning streak snapped by Florida State.

The Blue Devils missed all six of their foul shots in the extra session.

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