NCAAB Game Recap - Miami (FL) at Virginia Tech
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:00 PM EST

Duke
66
NCSU
88
F
Syr
66
Lou
90
F
Vill
91
DeP
71
F
Aub
55
UGA
65
F
Butl
72
Seton
74
F
Tuls
43
Hou
76
F
Samf
66
Mercer
106
F
Furm
66
ETSU
75
F
UCF
89
Cin
87
F(2OT)
ECU
73
Mem
77
F
TexAM
74
Alab
68
F
VMI
74
WCU
71
F
GaTec
86
Wake
79
F
Iona
64
Sien
65
F
Mich
60
Rut
52
F
GMas
50
Rich
65
F
Woff
79
UNCG
83
F(OT)
Army
77
LoyMD
81
F
Boston
59
Lafy
61
F
Chat
91
Citad
68
F
Leh
67
Colg
70
F
Navy
62
Amer
71
F
CenAR
68
SFA
83
F
Lamar
77
SamH
65
F
Nich
73
NWSt
69
F
SMU
72
Tul
80
F
ULMo
66
ArkSt
52
F
NDSt
77
SDak
74
F
BC
65
UVA
78
F
McNee
59
InWor
65
F
SDSt
94
N DA
83
F
TCU
56
Tex
70
F
CBap
63
UMKC
69
F
IlSt
69
LoyIL
84
F
Valpa
75
Drake
77
F(OT)
MOSt
79
Brad
83
F(OT)
Ford
49
LaSal
58
F
GrgWas
70
Duques
67
F
AbCh
82
HBU
68
F
Prov
73
GTown
63
F
KansSt
62
TxTch
69
F
Wyo
58
UtSt
78
F
SCar
76
MisSt
79
F
Ind
68
Minn
56
F
Mia-FL
102
VaTec
95
F(3OT)
Cal
66
WaSt
57
F
Bois
80
SJSU
62
F
AF
62
Fres
71
F
LongB
55
UCIrv
70
F

Feb 19, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final (3OT)

1

2

OT

2OT

3OT

T

Miami (FL) (14-12)

41

36

7

6

12

102

Virginia Tech (15-11)

32

45

7

6

5

95

McGusty, ’Canes outlast Virginia Tech in triple overtime
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:51 AM

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Miami and Virginia Tech played 15 extra minutes of basketball Wednesday night.

For the 'Canes, the effort was certainly worth it.

Kameron McGusty scored five of his 21 points in the third overtime to lead Miami to a 102-95 triple-overtime victory over the Hokies in the longest Atlantic Coast Conference game in 17 years.

Isaiah Wong added a career-high 27 points, and Chris Lykes finished with 23 for the 'Canes (14-12, 6-10 ACC), who played in the first triple overtime game in school history.

"Very happy and grateful that we were able to pull it out," Miami head coach Jim Larranaga said. "We've now won three in a row. This is the healthiest we've been since Dec. 31 when we played at Clemson and won on the road there."

The game marked the longest ACC game since Dec. 20, 2003 when a Chris Paul-led Wake Forest team won 119-114 in triple overtime over North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Tyrece Radford paced the Hokies (15-11 6-9) with a career-high 26 points.

Virginia Tech had a great chance to win the game in regulation, grabbing a 77-74 lead after Jalen Cone made the second of two free throws with 13 seconds remaining. But McGusty tied the game when he scored on a layup, and the Hokies' Radford fouled him with five seconds to go. McGusty made the free throw to tie the game at 77, and Radford's shot at the buzzer was blocked by Keith Stone, sending the game into overtime.

In the third overtime, McGusty hit one of two free-throw attempts with 3:29 left to give Miami a 93-90 lead. Moments later, he scored back-to-back baskets, pushing the Miami lead to 98-92 with 56 seconds to go. Lykes layup with 20 seconds remaining, and Wong's two free throws with 10 seconds left enabled the 'Canes to hold off the Hokies.

"They give us everything they have in their tank every time they go on the floor," Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young said of his team. "We just didn't have that pop in the first half, and Miami was good. Miami is good. They're playing good basketball. Hard to keep them out of the lane. . We bounced back in the second half, and we competed. I thought we were very, very good in a number of areas. I can't ask any more. I just hate to lose that. Hate to lose it."

Wong's two free throws capped an outstanding night at the free-throw line for Miami, which connected on 29 of 32 attempts.

BIG PICTURE

Miami: The 'Canes lost five of six games in a recent stretch, but are finally healthy, and with all the parts in all the proper places, they're playing much better. The 'Canes opened the first of three consecutive games on the road in perfect fashion with a triple-overtime victory over the Hokies, and with four regular-season games remaining, they could convert a late-season run into a postseason bid.

Virginia Tech: After a 5-3 start to ACC play, the Hokies are struggling with a young roster that features six freshmen who see significant minutes. They have lost five of their past six games and now face the beef of their schedule with games at No. 6 Duke, vs. Virginia and at No. 11 Louisville.

WONG ON POINT

Larranaga made a key move late in the end of regulation when he moved Wong to point guard after Lykes picked up his fourth foul. After that move, the freshman scored 11 consecutive points for Miami, including all seven in a 7-0 run to helped the 'Canes erase a five-point deficit with 3:38 remaining. Wong scored eight of those 11 points at the free-throw line and went 14 of 14 from the line for the game. He stayed at the point guard position for all three overtimes.

"It was just playing within the system, just creating for players and trying to get other players to score," Wong said of his mindset. "We were trying to play defense as a team, and I was trying to get everybody involved (on offense)."

DOUBLE-DOUBLES GALORE

Four players finished with double-doubles in the game. In addition to scoring 27 points, Wong set a career-high with 12 rebounds, and Stone added 12 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. For the Hokies, Radford grabbed 12 boards to go with his 26 points, while Landers Nolley II finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

UP NEXT

Miami: The 'Canes play at Notre Dame on Sunday.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at Duke on Saturday.

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Leaders

Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
H. Beverly 0 0 2 1 0 0
A. Walker 0 0 0 1 0 0
Virginia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
I. Wilkins 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Radford 26 0 2 10 3 1

Team Comparison

Mia-FL VaTec
Points For 102 95
Field Goals 33/79-42% 31/86-36%
Three Pointers 7/28-25% 9/30-30%
Free Throws 29/32-91% 24/28-86%
Offensive Rebounds 15 13
Defensive Rebounds 40 32
Rebounds 60 50
Blocks 8 8
Steals 2 6
Turnovers 13 8
Personal Fouls 19 23
Technical Fouls 1 1
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Mia-FL Leads Series 2-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Jan 28 VaTec 61 @ Mia-FL 71 W. Bede 1 K. McGusty 3
Wed Feb 19 Mia-FL 102 @ VaTec 95 S. Waardenburg 3 P. Horne 2

Game Information

Stadium: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia
Attendance: 8,428
Game Time: