NCAAB Game Recap - Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

SCSt
73
Norf
78
F
Buck
80
Colg
94
F
Copp
79
NCAT
82
F(OT)
Mia-FL
56
VaTec
71
F
Cal
51
Colora
56
F
HBU
79
Lamar
81
F
MidTN
61
UAB
70
F
Ida
71
MTSt
75
F
SJSU
56
AF
87
F
CenAR
73
TXAMC
53
F
Pitt
59
Syr
73
F
Rice
65
Marsh
82
F
WaSt
51
Oreg
84
F
IdaSt
80
S UT
94
F
Wyo
68
NM
78
F
ND
53
Lou
75
F
Stan
72
UCLA
79
F
DeP
74
StJon
82
F
WVU
72
Okla
71
F
N TX
71
FlInt
57
F
Sac
72
NoAZ
60
F
Clem
58
NCSU
59
F
ColSt
57
Bois
66
F
Ariz
65
USC
78
F
FlAtl
56
LaTec
57
F
Butl
57
Prov
80
F
OkSt
70
TCU
73
F
Ford
50
Rich
52
F
NW
69
Ill
74
F(OT)
Vand
52
TexAM
69
F
UMass
64
GrgWas
68
F(OT)
Nebras
68
Rut
61
F
UGA
61
Mizzu
71
F

Mar 13, 2019, 2:34 PM EDT

Final

1

2

T

(12) Miami (FL) (14-18)

21

35

56

(5) Virginia Tech (24-7)

38

33

71

Blackshear, No. 16 Virginia Tech beat Miami 71-56 in ACCs
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:01 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Ty Outlaw and No. 16 Virginia Tech got a quick offensive start. The Hokies didn't need a whole lot more to advance in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Outlaw hit three 3-pointers during the Hokies' game-opening 11-point run and they never trailed in beating Miami 71-56 on Wednesday in the second round.

Kerry Blackshear had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the fifth-seeded Hokies (24-7). They ran out to a 20-point lead before halftime, then turned away Miami's last serious push early in the second half with a 20-5 run that drove the margin past 20 again.

"When you have teammates like ours, it makes the game a lot easier from the start, whether we're hitting or not, because everybody is a threat," Blackshear said. "We know that when somebody is hot, that's the person we're going to find.

"We know that each person is going to make the right basketball play for our team, whether that be taking their own shot, finding somebody else, setting a screen, anything like that."

The numbers sure looked good for Virginia Tech, which shot 50 percent and made 11 of 27 3-pointers to beat the 12th-seeded Hurricanes for a third time this season - all by double-figure margins.

Virginia Tech twice made at least five straight shots during the game.

"They move the ball extremely fast to basically four guards on the perimeter and a big guy who can really handle," Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. "All five guys shoot the 3. They spread you out.

"Their touches - where it's in your hand and out of your hand without dribbling - gives them a chance to get open shots. The defense can't move as fast as the ball can."

Chris Lykes scored 19 points for Miami (14-18) which never gave itself much of a chance by falling behind big from the jump and shooting just 34 percent.

BIG PICTURE

Miami: The Hurricanes' first-round win against Wake Forest on Tuesday ensured they would win at least one game in the ACC Tournament in seven of Larranaga's eight seasons as coach. That turned out to be the only highlight in a two-day stay in Charlotte at the end of a frustrating season, which included never having 6-foot-11 forward Dewan Hernandez - who was ruled ineligible by the NCAA because of his dealings with an agent and ultimately left school to pursue a professional career. Larranaga has his first losing season since going 9-18 in his first year at George Mason in 1997-98, and he had won at least 20 games in six of his first seven seasons with the Hurricanes.

"It was very, very challenging to have only seven scholarship players available to us," Larranaga said. "It was very hard to prepare and practice properly. Because, amongst those seven players, they were dealing with injuries."

Virginia Tech: The Hokies won't have point guard Justin Robinson for the ACC Tournament as he continues to deal with a foot injury that has sidelined him since late January. That wasn't a problem in their tournament debut.

LYKES' INJURY

The 5-7 Lykes, Miami's leading scorer at 16.2 points, was helped off after he suffered a right-ankle injury when landing on a layup with 3:24 left. Larranaga said afterward that Lykes was getting an X-ray.

Larranaga said he was "hoping it's not bad, but I'm not optimistic."

OUTLAW'S START

Outlaw scored all 14 of his points in the first half, including the three 3s in the first 4 1/2 minutes in a sign of how Outlaw says he's "ready to shoot whenever (teammates kick it out."

"If he has space and he has 10 toes to the rim, I think he's an elite level shooter," Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams said.

RUN IT BACK

Virginia Tech closed the regular season with a loss at Florida State followed by a home win against Miami. Now, after beating the Hurricanes, they're playing the Seminoles again.

"It's strange, right?" Williams said. "We're living last week in reverse this week."

UP NEXT

The Hokies will face 12th-ranked and fourth-seeded Florida State in Thursday's quarterfinals.

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Leaders

Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
W. Herenton 0 0 0 1 0 0
C. Lykes 19 0 1 2 1 0
Virginia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Blackshear Jr. 19 0 4 10 0 0
T. Outlaw 14 0 0 8 1 0

Team Comparison

Mia-FL VaTec
Points For 56 71
Field Goals 19/56-34% 27/54-50%
Three Pointers 8/29-28% 11/27-41%
Free Throws 10/14-71% 6/7-86%
Offensive Rebounds 10 8
Defensive Rebounds 20 28
Rebounds 31 38
Blocks 0 3
Steals 3 4
Turnovers 8 10
Personal Fouls 10 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2018-2019 Regular Season - VaTec Leads Series 3-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 30 VaTec 82 @ Mia-FL 70 K. Blackshear Jr. 1 E. Izundu 4
Fri Mar 8 Mia-FL 70 @ VaTec 84 D. Vasiljevic 9 P. Horne 2
Wed Mar 13 Mia-FL 56 @ VaTec 71 S. Waardenburg 2 P. Horne 2

Game Information

Stadium: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
Attendance: 19,691
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