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.