Wake Woodland’s Jalen Johnson sinks a lay up as he drives to the basket between Miami’s Deng Gak (22) and Anthony Walker (1) during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal through AP)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Daivien Williamson scored 16 aspects, leading four avid gamers into double figures, as Wake Woodland ended its January slate with a 66-54 defeat of a depleted Miami on Saturday.
Jalen Johnson added 15 aspects and Isaiah Mucius 13 with 9 rebounds for the Demon Deacons (5-7, 2-7 Atlantic Bound Convention). Carter Whitt including 11 on 4-for-4 taking pictures. Ody Oguama pulled down a profession-top likely 12 rebounds, 9 off the defensive glass.
Whitt, Williamson and Johnson every made three 3-pointers for Wake Woodland, which kicked off Saturday’s game with a season-high 9 treys within the first half of.
Thirteen of the Deacons’ 23 arena needs got right here from leisurely the arc.
Kameron McGusty and Isaiah Wong led the quick-handed Hurricanes (6-10, 2-9) with 17 and 14 aspects, respectively. Anthony Walker scored 12.
Miami became appropriate down to seven avid gamers, every of whom saw as a minimum 11 minutes of court docket time, and Wong departed within the closing minutes with an ankle hurt.
Elijah Olaniyi and Earl Timberlake were out with shoulder accidents, Chris Lykes with an ankle hurt. Rodney Miller Jr. and Sam Waardenburg are out for the season with knee and foot disorders, respectively.
Coach Jim Larranaga acknowledged he didn’t yet know the severity of Wong’s hurt, and tranquil doesn’t know when Lykes — Miami’s leading scorer a yr within the past — could presumably well return after being sidelined for two months.
The Hurricanes are depleted by a departure as effectively. Freshman Matt Vulgar, who regarded in Miami’s first 14 video games and started 9, left the program Thursday.
“I potentially perfect became not the factual coach for him,” Larranaga acknowledged. “I essentially agree with my absorb methodology of doing things. You’ve bought to utilize into that formula. Whenever you occur to don’t, it potentially makes you sad; you don’t feel worship it’s an wonderful fit. I perfect got right here to the conclusion the correct factor would be for him to search out someplace where he would be happier.”
Wake Woodland misplaced seven of its first eight video games in January, eking past Pitt 76-75 for its lone utilize before Saturday. Miami ends the month on a four-game trot.
Short roster or no, Miami jumped out to a 7-0 consequence in originate the game as Wake Woodland whiffed on its first 9 shots. The Deacons caught up halfway through the first half of when Johnson, Whitt and Mucius drained 3-pointers for a 20-13 lead Miami could presumably well by no methodology surmount.
McGusty bought the Hurricanes as shut as 23-21 but Wake Woodland led by 10 at the ruin and had an answer to every Miami bid within the second half of.
Wake Woodland is at Notre Dame, Miami returns to Coral Gables to host Duke.
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