No. 14 Miami at Virginia Tech
9 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum
Records: Miami 15-3, 6-0 ACC; Virginia Tech 11-8, 2-4.
TV: CSN Plus (including Cox Ch. 9) and Comcast Network; joined in progress at 9:30 p.m. on CSN
Last meeting: Tech won 81-75 in OT at home on Dec. 18, 2000
Va. Tech probable starters: F Jarell Eddie (14.4 ppg), F C.J. Barksdale (5.3 ppg), C Cadarian Raines (6.4 ppg), G Marquis Rankin (2.9 ppg), G Erick Green (25.2 ppg).
Miami probable starters: F Kenny Kadji (13 ppg), C Julian Gamble (6.5 ppg), G Shane Larkin (12.3 ppg), G Durand Scott (14.3 ppg), G Trey McKinney Jones (10.1 ppg).
Notes: This telecast will begin on CSN’s overflow channel, with the regular CSN channel joining the game once tonight’s Washington Wizards game ends. … Miami center Reggie Johnson (10.6 ppg) has come off the bench the past two games after missing eight games with a broken thumb. … UM coach Jim Larranaga used to be the coach at George Mason, where Tech coach James Johnson was his assistant for two seasons, including the year the Patriots made the Final Four. “He was a great friend and continues to be,” Larranaga said. “He’s done a very, very good job with his team. A lot of things, when I watch them on tape, remind me of us. They’re a little bit younger than us, but they do a lot of the things we like to do.” … Tech’s Robert Brown, who came off the bench Sunday at Clemson, is shooting 22 percent from the field in his last 10 games. “He’s still got to get better but I thought he took a step forward [Sunday],” Johnson said