Posted February 27, 2013 on AP on Fox
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...
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