Halftime thoughts: VT 37, Miami 35

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Quick halftime thoughts from Virginia Tech 37, Miami 35.

  • Much like Virginia before it, Miami will not submit meekly. The Hurricanes were down 10 points midway through the half but battled back to take a brief lead at 35-33 before Tech center Jeff Allen scored the last four points on putbacks.

  • Allen’s putbacks notwithstanding, Miami’s main mode of staying in the game has been owning the backboards. The Hurricanes have a 10-rebound advantage.

  • Of course, that’s been offset by committing a ghastly 12 turnovers. That’s limited the Canes to only 29 shots.

  • Dorenzo Hudson has been a dependable sidekick to Virginia Tech leading scorer Malcolm Delaney – but with Delaney 0-for-4 from 3-point range, Hudson has stepped into the leading-man role. He has 15 points at halftime. Hudson had scored 21 points in each of his last two games but did not play in the regular-season finale against Georgia Tech.