NCAAB Game Recap - Miami (FL) at Georgia Tech
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:00 PM EST

Kansas
62
KansSt
58
F
Baylor
72
TCU
75
F
StMar
76
Gonz
86
F
SDSU
83
Nev
76
F
FlaSt
69
Clem
70
F
Duke
50
UVA
52
F
Aub
66
KY
73
F
MSU
78
MD
66
F
Prov
58
Vill
54
F
Seton
88
Marq
79
F
PSU
68
Iowa
77
F
BYU
81
Pepp
64
F
Okla
73
WVU
62
F
Tex
68
TxTch
58
F
TexAM
50
LSU
64
F
Detr
90
IUPUI
88
F
Pitt
73
NCSU
77
F
CenMI
63
E MI
67
F
Army
65
Colg
91
F
Buck
71
Boston
74
F
Jacksn
53
Stetsn
52
F
N AL
78
FlGlf
73
F(OT)
Vand
60
Miss
86
F
NJIT
76
KennSt
55
F
HiPt
76
Winth
84
F
Ford
69
StJos
73
F
StFPA
68
RobM
78
F
Iona
91
Niag
100
F(OT)
Bingha
70
UNH
89
F
UMBC
48
Maine
74
F
StFNY
85
CenCT
79
F
UConn
84
ECU
63
F
Lib
71
Lipsco
77
F
StPet
69
Canis
68
F
IlSt
71
Evans
60
F
LoyIL
67
Brad
66
F
Bry
80
Merrim
59
F
Ball
63
Toled
69
F
Fla
58
Tenn
63
F
StBon
65
LaSal
73
F
Navy
60
Lafy
62
F
Valpa
58
IndSt
71
F
Akr
86
Buff
73
F
Amer
90
HolyC
47
F
E IL
70
SIU-E
52
F
W IL
63
Denv
69
F
ULLa
69
ArkLR
91
F
MisSt
67
Mizzu
63
F
LIU
67
SacHr
76
F
BGSU
55
MiaO
73
F
IaSt
61
OkSt
73
F
Portl
68
SCla
73
F
AF
74
ColSt
87
F
SIU
59
MOSt
84
F
Elon
79
W&M
86
F
ND
73
Wake
84
F
GrgWas
51
VACom
75
F
UNC
92
Syr
79
F
GWebb
70
Radf
62
F
ChaSo
65
Presb
76
F
FaDi
83
MtStM
77
F
JMU
81
Hof
97
F
WCU
67
ETSU
68
F
Drex
66
Charl
75
F
Oakl
68
IL-C
66
F
NCC
83
SCSt
82
F(2OT)
Copp
72
Morg
65
F
DelSt
84
MD-ES
63
F
NOrl
68
Nich
92
F
Citad
58
Furm
82
F
N DA
67
SDak
77
F
CoCar
84
App
77
F
CenAR
70
AbCh
75
F
NIU
69
W MI
72
F
UNCG
72
Chat
74
F
Woff
47
Mercer
59
F
UNCA
69
Campbl
78
F
USC-Up
90
Hamp
79
F
UNLV
92
SJSU
69
F
NebOm
67
NDSt
87
F
NWSt
92
SeLA
95
F
VMI
78
Samf
84
F
Leh
74
LoyMD
71
F
SEMO
78
TN-M
87
F
Lamar
76
SFA
95
F
Vermt
94
UMassL
77
F
UCF
54
Tuls
65
F
Utah
79
Cal
86
F(OT)
MTSt
63
NoAZ
57
F
NrthIA
70
Drake
43
F
UMass
71
Rich
95
F
Ark
89
UGA
99
F
Harv
67
Corn
58
F
Penn
73
Brown
68
F
AlSt
58
PVAM
65
F
South
71
Alc
57
F
MsVl
70
JackSt
87
F
ArkPB
46
Gram
60
F
How
59
Norf
89
F
DeP
42
Butl
60
F
InWor
70
TXAMC
78
F
Wyo
55
Fres
63
F
Stony
52
Albany
49
F
Princ
63
Yale
66
F
Del
82
UNCW
65
F
GMas
78
Duques
81
F
Dart
76
Colum
57
F
MorSt
76
E KY
80
F
Troy
63
SthAL
78
F
Mem
74
Tul
67
F(OT)
LongB
76
UCDav
77
F
AzSt
61
USC
71
F
USF
69
LoyMa
67
F
UTRGV
88
GrCan
80
F
YSU
73
WIMil
69
F
Clev
67
WIGB
74
F
IPFW
66
Oral
72
F
ChiSt
58
UMKC
80
F
TNTec
71
JacSt
75
F
McNee
100
HBU
80
F
Mia-FL
57
GaTec
63
F
APSU
61
Murr
75
F
SCar
86
Alab
90
F
Belm
72
TNSt
65
F
AlaAM
58
TXSo
85
F
PorSt
89
Web
83
F
Ida
55
S UT
87
F
E WA
68
N CO
64
F
NMSt
62
CSBak
46
F
Seatt
87
CBU
88
F(OT)
Ariz
64
UCLA
69
F
Pacif
71
USD
64
F
CS-Ful
92
CSNor
99
F
UCSB
58
UCIrv
69
F
UtSt
64
NM
66
F
Mont
79
Sac
71
F
UCRiv
49
HI
43
F

Feb 29, 2020, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Miami (FL) (14-14)

24

33

57

Georgia Tech (15-14)

40

23

63

Alvarado helps Georgia Tech hold off Miami 63-57
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:51 PM

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech really wants to earn a first-round bye in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament for the first time in seven years, and for a long time Saturday night the Yellow Jackets looked like they would lock up that privilege against Miami as they cruised to a 20-point lead in the second half.

And just like that the dream faded but then returned as Jose Alvarado scored nine of his 16 points after intermission and Tech rallied after Miami's 24-2 run for a 63-57 win, clinching a first-round bye in the ACC tournament for the first time since 2013.

Fellow guard Michael Devoe added 14 points for Tech (15-14, 9-9) and center James Banks III pitched in 13 points and 14 rebounds. Alvarado was 7-of-15 shooting and had seven steals.

Point guard Chris Lykes paced the Hurricanes (14-14, 6-12) with 14 points, but the Tech defense tightened and Miami failed to score over the final 4:08.

The Jackets won their fifth consecutive ACC home game, and also held a conference opponent under 60 points for the fifth straight time in McCamish Pavilion.

"One thing I think we got out of this is we never stopped fighting regardless of what happens. A lot of teams probably would have went down," Alvarado said. "We don't want to play on Tuesday (March 10, the first day of the ACC tournament), we keep on saying that."

Tech's biggest lead came when Devoe hit a 3-pointer with 15:33 left for a 49-29 edge, but the Hurricanes went on a 24-2 run during a stretch when the Yellow Jackets were plagued by turnovers (six in that time) and a missed alley-oop by Jordan Usher. Tech missed 10 of 11 shots.

Lykes gave Miami leads of 53-51 on a 3-pointer with 7:36 remaining, and 57-55 on a pair of free throws with 4:08 to go.

Banks pushed Tech ahead for good, 58-57, on two free throws with 3:04 left as the Hurricanes missed their last seven shots.

"We still got outrebounded by 15 (48-33), but at least in the second half we were trying to rebound the basketball," said Miami coach Jim Larranaga. "We were able to take the lead, but they executed much better in the last four minutes than we did."

The Hurricanes scarcely challenged Tech in the first half, when the Yellow Jackets ran off 13 consecutive points late in the period to take a 40-24 lead. Georgia Tech had a huge 25-13 rebounding advantage, and 14 of the Jackets' 16 made field goals in the half came in the paint.

Lykes, Miami's leading scorer, went scoreless until the final minute before intermission, and took just three shots in the half as Tech had a pair of defenders, the 6-foot Alvarado and 5-10 reserve guard Bubba Parham, who were quick enough to stay in front of the Hurricanes' 5-7 point guard.

It didn't help that Miami turned the ball over 11 times before halftime, as Alvarado picked up four of his seven steals for Georgia Tech.

BIG PICTURE

Miami: The Hurricanes had to work so hard to overcome that 20-point deficit that they looked gassed over the game's final four-plus minutes. Miami was often short on shots, and made just 2 of 17 3-pointers while shooting 36.7 percent overall.

Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets are in a five-way tie - locked with Notre Dame, North Carolina State, Clemson and Syracuse - for fifth place in the ACC. The top nine teams in the 15-team conference will have first-round byes in the conference tournament, and Tech has clinched a top nine spot at worst.

BIG IN THE MIDDLE

Banks was a force while playing his best game in several weeks. Not only were his 14 rebounds one short of his season and career highs, but his 13 points were his most in seven games. He hit double digits just once in that span, averaging seven points in the previous six. He also fouled out of four of those games. Saturday, he added two blocks and two steals.

"I thought James Banks was really big," said Tech coach Josh Pastner. "But what turned it around was that we got extra possessions late based on offensive rebounds (Banks had seven of Tech's 18)."

In addition to five free throws made, Banks had four dunks/layups and Tech made 16 of 21 shots (76%) at the rim to Miami's 7 of 16 (44%).

UP NEXT

Miami: The Hurricanes will play host to Virginia on Wednesday night.

Georgia Tech: The Jackets will play their final home game Wednesday against Pittsburgh.

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Leaders

Miami (FL) PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Lykes 14 0 0 5 2 0
K. McGusty 11 0 1 5 1 0
Georgia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
K. Moore 0 0 0 1 0 0
B. Parham 0 0 2 2 1 0

Team Comparison

Mia-FL GaTec
Points For 57 63
Field Goals 22/60-37% 24/60-40%
Three Pointers 2/17-12% 2/13-15%
Free Throws 11/16-69% 13/22-59%
Offensive Rebounds 12 18
Defensive Rebounds 21 30
Rebounds 36 52
Blocks 5 3
Steals 11 12
Turnovers 17 18
Personal Fouls 19 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - GaTec Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 29 Mia-FL 57 @ GaTec 63 K. Stone 2 J. Usher 5

Game Information

Stadium: McCamish Pavilion, Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 6,681
Game Time: