CORAL GABLES, Fl. – Virginia Tech and No. 23 Miami supplied onlookers one other entertaining matchup on Tuesday night time, because the Hurricanes used a late spark from Nijel Pack to down the Hokies, 92-83.
Sean Pedulla and Hunter Cattoor led Tech in what might be thought-about one in all group’s higher offensive outings of the season. Each members of the backcourt pair accounted for 20 factors apiece on 6-10 capturing. Grant Basile had his fifth straight recreation of double-digit scoring and seven-or-more rebounds 17 factors and 7 boards. Justyn Mutts added in 10 factors with all coming within the second half.
Sadly for Tech, its explosive night time on offense was matched by Miami. The Hurricanes’ 58.3-percent capturing was their second finest whole of the season, whereas Miami’s 42.1-percent outing from deep was noticeably above its season common getting into the sport (35.6-percent).
With the sport tied at 76, Pack single-handedly led the ‘Canes on an 8-0 run, together with a pair of dagger 3-pointers, beginning with 3:37 remaining. Tech introduced the margin inside 4 factors by constant free throw capturing, however by no means grabbed the lead again.
How It Occurred
After falling behind 6-5, Virginia Tech went on an 8-0 run with 16:56 left within the first half, culminating in a 3 from Pedulla, to take a 13-6 lead. With the rating at 16-8, Miami hit a 15-2 run to realize management of the sport. Tech clawed its method again in and trailed solely 45-44 on the half.
The 2 sides stored it shut all through the second half, however Miami constructed a 76-71 benefit earlier than Virginia Tech went on a 5-0 run to even the rating at 76 all with 4:16 to go within the contest. The Hokies couldn’t flip their rally right into a victory, because the Hurricanes outscored them 16-7 the remainder of the way in which at hand Virginia Tech the 92-83 loss.
» The Hokies had their second-best field-goal proportion of the season (56.9%) and its finest in a loss since capturing 58.2% in a 93-86 loss to Kentucky on Dec. 16, 2017.
» Tech’s 14 turnovers are tied for third most in a recreation this season.
» Hunter Cattoor had his second 20-point recreation in a row for the primary time in his profession.
» Virginia Tech acquired a team-high seven rebounds from Grant Basile.