|C.J. LESLIE (John Bazemore/AP Photo)|
The Wolfpack (18-7, 7-3 ACC) got a typically balanced scoring attack, with three other players in double figures. Kammeon Holsey had 17 points for Georgia Tech (9-15, 2-8), which couldn't overcome 32 percent shooting, including 1-for-17 from 3-point range.
The Yellow Jackets upset N.C. State 82-71 in Raleigh, giving coach Brian Gregory his first ACC win. The Wolfpack could not afford another setback like that to make a run at an NCAA tournament bid.
N.C. State forward Scott Wood finally missed a free throw, ending his ACC record streak at 66 in a row. Actually, he missed three, going 2-for-5 at the foul line.
MIAMI 65, VIRGINIA TECH 49 - Don't look now, but the Canes seem to be rounding into form under Big Dance veteran coach Jim Larranaga formerly of George Mason.
Reggie Johnson scored 15 points as Miami defeated Virginia Tech Thursday night to follow up Sunday's win over No. 7 Duke.
|DURAND SCOTT (Carl Juste/Miami Herald)|
The Hurricanes (15-7, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) built an eight-point halftime lead and outscored Virginia Tech 10-4 in the first 4:22 of the second half. Johnson's layup with 15:38 remaining put the Hurricanes ahead, 40-26.
The Hokies (13-11, 2-7) rallied with an 8-0 run. Dorian Finney-Smith's layup off a Miami turnover with 7:58 remaining ended the run and put Virginia Tech within 47-42.
Larkin scored 14 points and Kenny Kadji finished with 11 points for Miami, which won its fifth straight.
Erick Green led Virginia Tech with 17 points and increased his double-digit scoring streak to 25 consecutive games.