DURHAM, N.C. - For the second consecutive game, Duke needed a postgame ceremony to recognize the efforts of J.J. Redick. The senior guard from Roanoke, Va., tossed in 30 points to become the school’s all-time leading scorer as the Blue Devils defeated Miami, 92-71, on Sunday evening at Cameron Indoor Stadium.
The Blue Devils improve to 25-1 overall and 13-0 in the ACC while the Hurricanes fall to 14-12 overall and 6-7 in league play.
With the win, Duke clinches at least a tie for the ACC regular season championship along with the top seed in the 2006 ACC Tournament set for March 9-12 in Greensboro, N.C. Duke has now won or shared 17 league regular season crowns including 11 under head coach Mike Krzyzewski.
Now with 2,557 career points, Redick passed current associate head coach Johnny Dawkins for the top spot on Duke’s scoring chart. Dawkins registered 2,556 career points from 1983-86. Redick now sits in second place on the ACC all-time chart, trailing only Wake Forest’s Dickie Hemric who had 2,587 points.
Redick also moved into a tie for first place on Duke’s chart for career games with 30 or more points, matching Art Heyman’s total of 19. Redick has 13 of those performances this season and a Duke record five straight.
Duke never trailed in the contest, taking the lead for good at the 7:22 mark of the opening half when Redick snapped a 30-30 tie with a jumper. The Blue Devils built a 16-point advantage at intermission, 59-43, by sinking 16-of-26 (.615) field goal attempts including nine three-pointers. Miami would get no closer than 10 points in the second half.
Redick finished the night with 10 field goals in 15 attempts with six treys and a 4-of-4 showing from the foul line. Shelden Williams contributed his 13th double-double of the year with 17 points and 15 rebounds while Josh McRoberts carded 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two thefts in 27 minutes. DeMarcus Nelson came off the bench for 13 points.
Miami was paced by 23 points from Guillermo Diaz.
Duke begins a three-game road trip at Georgia Tech on Wednesday at 7 p.m.