DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Matthew Hurt scored 15 of his 22 points in a dominating first half to help No. 8 Duke beat Miami 89-59 on Tuesday night. Tre Jones added 16 points for the Blue Devils. Duke was coming off its first back-to-back losses since February 2018, first on the road against Clemson and then at home last weekend to Louisville. The Blue Devils shot 53% and hit 11 3-pointers in this one. Rodney Miller had 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Hurricanes, who shot just 30%. Leading scorer Chris Lykes finished with just nine points for Miami.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Hunter Tyson had a career-high 21 points, including the go-ahead basket, as Clemson rallied from 10-points down in the second half to defeat Wake Forest 71-68. The Tigers (10-8, 4-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed by 10 points in the opening half and were still behind 47-39 with 15 minutes to go. But, helped by a five-point possession, Clemson came back to win its seventh straight over Wake Forest. The Tigers have won four of their past five ACC games after starting 0-3 in league play.
UNDATED (AP) — Syracuse quarterback Tommy DeVito is ready to turn the page on last season. In a social media post on Monday, DeVito wrote “this offseason is about growth and development. 2020, there will be no hype. There will be no talk about Syracuse Football.” After being ranked No. 22 in preseason, Syracuse finished 5-7 last season. Coach Dino Babers has since hired new coordinators on both sides of the ball as the Orange await the release of the 2020 schedule.
UNDATED (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor are among 99 juniors granted eligibility by the NFL into the draft. The NFL on Tuesday released the official list of 120 players who gave up college eligibility to enter the draft. Most previously made their intentions public. Among that 120 are 16 players who notified the NFL they had completed college degree requirements and were therefore eligible to be selected in the April 23-25 draft in Las Vegas. The total of 120 players who left behind college eligibility to enter the draft is down from the record 132 last season. The 99 juniors granted early entry by the league is also down from 103 last year.