BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech welcomes the 14th-ranked Hurricanes of the University of Miami to Cassell Coliseum in an ACC game on Thursday night. The game tips off at 9 p.m. and will be televised live by regional sports networks.
About Tonight’s Game
The Hokies are 11-8 on the season and 2-4 in ACC play after losing at Clemson, 77-70 on Sunday afternoon.
Miami is 15-3 overall and 6-0 in ACC action after a 71-47 win over Florida State on Sunday.
The Hurricanes enter the game ranked 14th in the AP poll and 15th in the coaches poll.
Clemson 77, Virginia Tech 70
Erick Green scored 25 points in the loss at Clemson. Jarell Eddie added 19 points in the loss. The Hokies committed just five turnovers in the game, but the Tigers out rebounded Tech, 42-33 and held the Hokies to 35 percent from the floor.
Virginia Tech freshman forward Marshall Wood, who fractured the third metatarsal in his left foot in the loss to Georgia Southern on Dec. 15, returned to action in the loss to Virginia. Wood played seven minutes in his return.
Erick Green leads the ACC and the nation in scoring.
Green has scored 20-or-more points in 18 games of the 19 games this season.
Honors for Green
Erick Green has been named a watch list finalist for the Bob Cousey Award, given annually to the top point guard in the nation. Green has also been named to the John R. Wooden Award’s Midseason Top 25. Wooden Award given to nation’s best player.
Odds & Ends
Erick Green’s 35 points in the loss to Virginia marks the most points by an ACC player in a game this season. Green has two of the ACC’s five 30-plus point games this season.
The Hokies’ two largest comeback victories this season have come in their two overtime games, both victories. Tech was down 13 points against Bradley and 11 points at Georgia Tech.
The Hokies have played in two of the four overtime games played this season by ACC teams. Tech defeated Georgia Tech in the only ACC conference overtime game this season.
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