Virginia Tech vs Miami (Fla.)

Miami 65, Virginia Tech 49


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Reggie Johnson scored 15 points as Miami defeated Virginia Tech 65-49 Thursday night to follow up Sunday's win over No. 7 Duke.

The Hurricanes (15-7, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) built an eight-point halftime lead and outscored Virginia Tech 10-4 in the first 4:22 of the second half. Johnson's layup with 15:38 remaining put the Hurricanes ahead, 40-26.

The Hokies (13-11, 2-7) rallied with an 8-0 run. Dorian Finney-Smith's layup off a Miami turnover with 7:58 remaining ended the run and put Virginia Tech within 47-42.

Trey McKinney Jones and Shane Larkin hit consecutive 3-pointers and the Hurricanes re-established a double-digit lead at 53-42 with 6:34 left.

Larkin scored 14 points and Kenny Kadji finished with 11 points for Miami, which won its fifth straight.

Erick Green led Virginia Tech with 17 points and increased his double-digit scoring streak to 25 consecutive games.

The Hurricanes ran off 10 unanswered points during a 3:34 span midway through the first half. DeQuan Jones' baseline jumper with 8:38 remaining capped the run and gave Miami a 20-8 lead.

Virginia Tech was held scoreless for a 6:21 stretch until Finney Smith's put-back basket with 6:06 left made it 20-10. The Hokies had eight turnovers and missed five shots during their scoring drought.

Johnson's 3-pointer with 2:48 remaining gave the Hurricanes their largest lead of the half at 28-12.

The Hokies responded with a 10-0 run capped by Dorenzo Hudson's 3-pointer with 23 seconds remaining. Rion Brown's dunk off a missed shot with 3 seconds left gave the Hurricanes a 30-22 lead at halftime.

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Virginia Tech Hokies
D. Finney-Smith, F322-60-08114
V. Davila, F223-40-06136
E. Green, G397-173-550117
J. Eddie, G242-60-07136
M. Rankin, G211-30-04003
D. Hudson253-81-21508
C. Raines180-52-21112
R. Brown131-50-03143
C. Barksdale60-00-02000
Totals 19-546-940101349
Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes
K. Kadji, F293-84-640011
R. Johnson, C316-112-474315
S. Larkin, G315-91-124214
M. Grant, G281-92-22404
D. Scott, G281-70-06112
T. McKinney Jones193-60-03007
R. Brown183-31-23008
D. Jones162-50-02014
R. Akpejiori00-00-00000
J. Heller00-00-00000
R. Quigtar00-00-00000
E. Swoope00-00-00000
Totals 24-5810-153213765
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Georgia Tech8-1021-16106
NC State4-1415-17141
Boston College2-169-23219
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