Greensboro Coliseum is quiet and so is the Wake Forest defense. Miami hit six of 13 three-pointers in the first half. Almost all the shots were open.
The Hurricanes lead the Deacons 41-27 at the break. Ishmael Smith of the the Deacons made some thrilling plays and woke up the crowd, such as it is. He scored a team-high eight. But he's outnumbered.
Perhaps Miami, which finished last in the ACC this season, which is really saying something, has suddenly turned good.
Perhaps Wake Forest's slump is permanent.