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Recap: Miami (FL) 74, Florida State 68
Line Movements
Date: February 13, 2013 7:00 PM EDT
  

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - If it hadn't been for a coaching change a couple years ago, Shane Larkin may have been playing for Leonard Hamilton at Florida State.

Instead, Andy Enfield, the Florida State assistant recruiting the 5-foot-11 guard, left to take the head coaching job at Florida Gulf Coast and Larkin chose Miami.

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The son of baseball Hall of Fame shortstop Barry Larkin, Shane showed Seminole fans Wednesday night what might have been.

The Miami sophomore point guard scored 13 of his 22 points in the final 7 1-2 minutes to help third-ranked Miami hold off Florida State 74-68 for its 12th straight victory.

No one was more impressed than Hamilton, who had Larkin in his summer camps for two years.

``We didn't have an answer for Larkin,' Hamilton said.

``His speed, quickness and his ability to make decisions is phenomenal for a sophomore guard,' the veteran Florida State coach said. ``I haven't seen anybody that has the whole package like he does.'

``He is going to do whatever he thinks the team needs him to do,' said Miami coach Jim Larranaga, now in his second season coaching the 'Canes. ``He is a guy that could be scoring 20 or 25 points in games. But he's also all about winning, and he's ready and willing and able to get the ball to the other guys.'

Reggie Johnson added 15 points for Miami (20-3, 11-0 ACC), which became the first team to start the league season 11-0 in a dozen years.

The 6-10, 290-pound Johnson came off the bench and spurred a 25-5 run midway through the first half to help the Hurricanes wipe out an early 13-2 deficit on their way to a 38-30 halftime advantage.

``I wanted to get the team a boost and I think I did that in the first half,' Johnson said. ``There's no magic. I think we're just hungry.'

Durand Scott had 13 points and Julian Gamble 10 for the Hurricanes, who will try to keep their ACC slate perfect Sunday when they visit Clemson.

A 3-point play by Scott gave Miami a 51-39 lead with 13:05 left, but Florida State countered with a 12-0 run keyed by a pair of Terry Whisnant 3's to tie the score on Okaro White's basket. They never could get the lead.

The Hurricanes built their lead back to 68-56, largely behind Larkin.

``It's a very tough team when you've got a quick point guard like that and then you have deadly shooters on each wing,' said White.

White led the Seminoles (13-11, 5-6) with 15 points before fouling out with 2:04 left. Freshman Devon Bookert added 12 points.

Larkin, meanwhile, has no regrets.

``I'm glad I ended up in Miami,' he said in the Hurricanes' locker room afterward.

North Carolina was the last team to start its ACC schedule at 11-0. The Tar Heels, however, faded down the stretch of the 2000-01 season and finished with a 13-3 league mark while archrival Duke led by Shane Battier went on to win the national championship.

Two years earlier, the Blue Devils were the lone team in ACC history to go 16-0 in league play, but lost to UConn in the national championship game.

The ACC has gone to 18 conference games now because of expansion.

Miami, which had never been ranked higher than eighth nationally before this season, hasn't lost since Christmas Day.

The `Canes cracked the Top 25 just three weeks ago and rocketed toward the top on the strength of several impressive victories. Miami became the first ACC team to beat both North Carolina and Duke by at least 25 points in the same season with an 87-61 win over the Tar Heels last week.

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 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MIAMI  -265   -6   126.5 
 FSU  +225   +6   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MIAMI  -260   -6.5   126.5 
 FSU  +220   +6.5   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   SPR   O/U 
 MIAMI  66%   68%   73% 
 FSU  34%   32%   27% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 NCAA BK RECAPS
 Wednesday, Feb 13
 
    Wake Forest at Boston College
7:00 PM EDT
    Syracuse at Connecticut
7:00 PM EDT
    Miami (FL) at Florida State
7:00 PM EDT
    Hofstra at Georgia State
7:00 PM EDT
    Nebraska at Indiana
7:00 PM EDT
    Delaware at Northeastern
7:00 PM EDT
    Mississippi at Texas AM
7:00 PM EDT
    Oklahoma State at Texas Tech
7:00 PM EDT
    UNC Wilmington at William Mary
7:00 PM EDT
    Bradley at Illinois State
8:00 PM EDT
    Missouri at Mississippi St
8:00 PM EDT
    Creighton at Northern Iowa
8:00 PM EDT
    Evansville at Southern Illinois
8:00 PM EDT
    Iowa State at Texas
8:00 PM EDT
    Arizona State at Utah
8:00 PM EDT
    Tennessee at Vanderbilt
8:00 PM EDT
    Drake at Wichita State
8:00 PM EDT
    Arkansas at Auburn
9:00 PM EDT
    West Virginia at Baylor
9:00 PM EDT
    North Carolina at Duke
9:00 PM EDT
    Purdue at Illinois
9:00 PM EDT
    Providence at South Florida
9:00 PM EDT
    UNLV at Air Force
9:00 PM EDT
    Cal Riverside at UC Irvine
10:00 PM EDT
    San Diego State at Colorado State
10:00 PM EDT
    Oregon State at Washington State
10:00 PM EDT
    Cal State Fullerton at Long Beach State
11:00 PM EDT
    Oregon at Washington
11:00 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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