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Bandwagon growing for long-overlooked Hurricanes, who lead ACC in wake of win over No. 1 Duke

  • Miami's Durand Scott celebrates with fans after defeating Duke 90-63 in an NCAA college basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Charlie Trainor) MAGS OUTThe Associated Press

  • Miami's Reggie Johnson celebrates with fans after defeating Duke 90-63 in an NCAA college basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Charlie Trainor) MAGS OUTThe Associated Press

  • Miami's Shane Larkin (0) celebrates after Durand Scott (1) scored against Duke during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Coral Gables, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)The Associated Press

There's still room on the Miami Hurricanes' basketball bandwagon, but it's growing fast.

The No. 25-ranked Hurricanes (14-3, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) are alone atop the league standings at 5-0, their best ACC start. A rare capacity crowd of 7,972 turned out for Miami's latest victory, a 90-63 drubbing of No. 1 Duke on Wednesday night.

The sellout was only the 10th in the Hurricanes' 10-year-old on-campus arena, and another full house is expected Sunday when they play rival Florida State.

Coach Jim Larranaga has the Hurricanes on the rise in only his second season with the school, and their success is welcome tonic as the athletic department awaits the results of an NCAA investigation that began more than a year ago.