Jan. 9, 2009

DURHAM, N.C. (AP)--Karima Christmas scored a career-high 21 points to lead No. 5 Duke to its 11th straight victory, 73-58 over Miami on Friday night.

Chante Black added 17 points and Joy Cheek had 11 for the Blue Devils (13-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Epiphany Woodson scored 16 points and LaToya Drake added 11 for the Hurricanes (10-6, 0-2). Shenise Johnson, Miami's leading scorer at 13.5 points per game, finished with just three.

Duke never trailed but squandered a 28-15 first-half lead as Miami went on a 13-0 run during a 6 1/2 -minute stretch. The Blue Devils regained the lead 29-28 on a free throw by Christmas, and led 32-30 at halftime. They extended their advantage to 19 in the second half.

Christmas, who shot 7-for-10, scored six points during a 10-0 spurt that gave Duke a 48-36 lead.