Scores

Final

Miami (FL) 47

(18-12, 7-9 ACC)

Virginia Tech 65

(18-13, 7-9 ACC)

    12:00 PM ET, March 12, 2009

    Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

    1 2 T
    MIA 24 2347
    VT 28 3765

    Top Performers

    Miami (FL): L. Hurdle 3 Pts, 3 Reb, 7 Ast, 1 Stl

    Virginia Tech: A. Vassallo 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Second-half run lifts Hokies past Hurricanes

    Associated Press

    ATLANTA -- Virginia Tech broke open a close game with a 14-0 run in the second half and beat Miami 65-47 in the ACC tournament on Thursday to keep the Hokies' NCAA tournament hopes alive.

    Virginia Tech (18-13) will top seed play North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals on Friday.

    Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg is trying to join his older brother, Radford coach Brad Greenberg, in the NCAA tournament. Radford won the Big South championship on Saturday.

    Malcolm Delaney made only 1-of-10 shots from the field but made 14-of-15 free throws to lead Virginia Tech with 17 points.

    The Hokies, who led by 14 points in the first half, were ahead only 43-37 midway through the second half before the 14-0 run to take a 57-37 lead with 7:15 to play.

    Adrian Thomas led Miami (18-12) with nine points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MIA
    VT
    Points 47 65
    FG Made-Attempted 18-52 (.346) 21-42 (.500)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-23 (.261) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-10 (.500) 19-23 (.826)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 21

    2008-09 Season

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