Posted February 27, 2013 on
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An hour before tip-off, several Miami Hurricanes stretching on the court craned their necks toward the scoreboard to watch a few of this season's video highlights. Then they made some more.
Shane Larkin scored 22 points and played smothering defense on Erick Green to help the Hurricanes bounce back from a loss and beat Virginia Tech 76-58 Wednesday night.
Despite a slow start, Miami (23-4, 14-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) never trailed and improved to 13-0 at home. The Hurricanes hold a 2 1/2-game edge over second-place Duke in the ACC and can clinch their first conference basketball championship by beating the Blue Devils on Saturday.
''It's just another game on the schedule,'' Larkin said before he and his teammates dissolved in laughter that acknowledged the comment as nonsense.
''It's going to be a blast,'' guard Trey McKinney Jones said. ''We beat them here this year, and we beat them there last year, so they're going t...
BEST OF MAXIM
Name: Erick Green Age: 21 School: Virginia Tech
Height: 6’3 Weight: 185 Projected Position: PG/SG
2012-13 Stats (As of 2/25/13):
25.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.4 spg, 2.0 tpg (36.3 minutes per game)
47.5 FG%, 82.4 FT%, 37.5 3FG%, 2:1 A/TO
59.0 TS%, 52.7 eFG%, 32.3 USG%, 29.3 AST%
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Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: Sun Sports
No longer undefeated in the ACC, Miami still leads the league but can't look past a potentially favorable matchup in its next contest to a weekend date with its closest pursuer.
The fifth-ranked Hurricanes hope to bounce back from their first defeat in almost two months and continue their recent success against visiting last-place Virginia Tech...
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- No. 5 Miami went 11 minutes without a basket Wednesday night, then finally shook off a 10-day scoring slump and pulled away from Virginia Tech, 76-58.
Shane Larkin had 22 points and six assists to lead the Hurricanes, who were coming off a loss at Wake Forest that ended their 14-game winning streak and their bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference...
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