CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Shenise Johnson scored 19 points to lead No. 12 Miami to a 74-46 victory over Wake Forest Monday night.
The win keeps Miami (24-3, 10-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) in contention for the conference regular season championship.
The Hurricanes took the lead for good after Johnsons basket 1:36 into the game put Miami ahead 5-3.
Johnson's field goal with 9:43 remaining in the first half gave the Hurricanes their first double-digit lead, 22-11. The Hurricanes extended the lead to 39-18 on Johnson's 3-pointer with 1:14 remaining.
The Demon Deacons (12-16, 3-9) reduced an 18-point halftime deficit and got to within 45-32 with 13:37 left in the second half. But the Hurricanes outscored Wake Forest 14-2 during a 3:02 span later in the half and increased their lead to 70-40.
Chelsea Douglas led Wake Forest with 12 points.