Well, I wasn’t in Miami to see this in person, but No. 5 Miami cruised to a 76-58 win over the last-place Hokies.
Miami led the entire second half.
Shane Larkin and his teammates blanketed Erick Green, holding him to just 16 points, nine below his average. Green was 6 of 13 from the field.
Larkin, one of Green’s fellow contenders for ACC player of the year, had a much bigger impact. Not only did he do well defensively on Green, but he also had 22 points, three treys and six assists.
Kenny Kadji had 20 points and three of Miami’s eight treys.
Miami shot 50 pct from the field to Tech’s 29.6 pct.
Cadarian Raines was 2 of 6 from the field and had four points. CJ Barksdale had seven boards and 12 pts and was 6 of 9 from the field.
Marquis Rankin was 1 of 5 from the field and had five points. Will Johnston was 0 of 1 from the field and did not score.
Jarell Eddie’s slump continued. He was 1 of 6 from the field and had five points. R.obert Brown had 12 pts off the bench and was 3 of 8 from the field. Joey van Zegeren and Christian Beyer were each 1 of 2 from the field, and Marshall Wood was 0 of 1.
Tech fell to 12-16, 3-12 heading into Saturday’s home finale with Clemson.
Next up for UM is a visit to Duke.