Sat. Mar 25th, 2023

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Nigel Pack scored 17 factors in a 5-minute span late within the second half, and No. 23 Miami stayed unbeaten at residence this season by topping Virginia Tech 92-83 on Tuesday evening.Norchad Omier led Miami with 21 factors, whereas Isaiah Wong had 18 and Jordan Miller completed with 14 for the Hurricanes (17-5, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Convention).Hunter Cattoor and Sean Pedulla every scored 20 for Virginia Tech, whereas Grant Basile every added 17 and Justyn Mutts completed with 10 for the Hokies (13-9, 3-8).The Hurricanes improved to 12-0 at residence this season. The final time Miami misplaced on its residence flooring was Feb. 26 — to Virginia Tech, which hasn’t gained a street recreation since.And for a lot of Tuesday evening, the Hokies regarded like they’d go away Coral Gables with one other victory. They led by 5 with 8:20 left, when Miami — led by Pack — hit its finest stride of the evening.Pack was scoreless for the sport’s first 32-1/2 minutes. However his 3-pointer with 7:35 left tied the sport at 68 and began an absolute barrage from the sophomore guard from Indianapolis.He made six consecutive photographs in a span of 5:07, 5 of them 3-pointers, the final of them placing Miami up 84-76 with 2:28 remaining.It appeared to encourage Miami on the defensive finish as properly. Virginia Tech shot 29 for 44 — a 66% clip — over the primary 35 minutes, then missed its ultimate seven photographs from there because the Hurricanes did simply sufficient to prevail. The final shot was a dunk strive by Mutts that was blocked by Omier, and Wooga Poplar completed off the win with a dunk on the opposite finish.BIG PICTUREVirginia Tech: The Hokies have now misplaced eight of their final 10, after an 11-1 begin to the season. They’re 0-3 on the street in opposition to ranked groups. … Virginia Tech was outscored 22-4 in fast-break factors.Miami: Former Hurricanes soccer gamers David Njoku (Cleveland) and Braxton Berrios (New York Jets) had been on the recreation. … Miami shot 58% and Omier had eight rebounds for the Hurricanes.POLL IMPLICATIONSIt was a wanted win for Miami, which has been slipping within the AP Prime 25 – and now faces ACC chief Clemson in a recreation that the Hurricanes might have to remain within the rankings.UP NEXTVirginia Tech: Host No. 6 Virginia on Saturday.Miami: Go to No. 20 Clemson on Saturday.___AP school basketball: and and

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