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Final

Virginia Tech 49

(13-11, 2-7 ACC)

Miami (FL) 65

(15-7, 6-3 ACC)

    Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

    9:00 PM ET, February 9, 2012

    BankUnited Center, Coral Gables, Florida

    1 2 T
    VT 22 2749
    MIA 30 3565

    Top Performers

    Virginia Tech: E. Green 17 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Stl

    Miami (FL): R. Johnson 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Blk

    Miami 65, Virginia Tech 49

    Associated Press

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- 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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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VT
    MIA
    Points 49 65
    FG Made-Attempted 19-54 (.352) 24-58 (.414)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-15 (.333) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 10-15 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 13 (0/0) 7 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 16

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