BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech will hit the road on Wednesday night to face No. 5/7 Miami at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables. The game will tip-off at 7 p.m. and shown on regional sports networks.
About Tonight’s Game
Miami is 22-4 overall and 13-1 in ACC action after an 80-65 loss at Wake Forest on Saturday.
Miami is ranked 5th in the AP poll and 7th in the coaches poll.
Virginia Tech 80, Florida State 70
Erick Green leads the ACC and the nation in scoring.
Green has scored 20-or-more points in 25 of the 27 games this season.
Green’s 25.2 ppg this season is one-tenth of a point behind the Virginia Tech senior season record of 25.3 ppg, set by Bimbo Coles in his senior season of 1990.
Will Johnston made his first career start at Virginia.
Marquis Rankin missed the majority of the second half in the win over Florida State due to illness. He is a game-time decision tonight.
Odds & Ends
Erick Green’s 35 points in the home loss to Virginia marks the most points by an ACC player in a game this season. Green has three of the ACC’s eight 30-plus point games this season.
The Hokies have played in four of the six overtime games played this season by ACC teams. Tech defeated Georgia Tech and lost at UNC and at NC State in the only ACC conference overtime games this season.
The Hokies started four Virginians at Virginia. All five starters graduated from high schools in Virginia.
The Hokies snapped a season-high nine game losing streak with the win over Florida State.
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