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Feb 8, 2017; Coral Gables, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes guard Ja'Quan Newton (0) drives to the basket past Virginia Tech Hokies forward Khadim Sy (2) during the second half at Watsco Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Hurricanes Beat Virginia Tech Hokies Recap

The University of Miami Hurricanes men’s basketball team defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies and improved to 6-5 in the ACC.

Canes

On Wednesday night, the Hurricanes had four players score in double figures. Davon Reed (middle) lead the show with 18 points and six assists.

Ja’Quan Newton (right) and Anthony Lawrence (left) also scored in double digits with 16 and 12 respectively. Newton and Lawrence each came down with four boards and both totaled four assists.

Kamari Murphy (bottom) had 10 points for the Canes on 5-6 shooting. Murphy also contributed with a block and a steal for the game.

Hokies

For the Hokies, Chris Clarke (left) had a total of 13 points, five rebounds, two steals and a team high four assists

Battling Reed for the team high in points is Justin Robinson (right) who scored 15 points for Virginia Tech.

The Canes and Hokies changed leads 11 times and both teams had shot over 45 percent from the field. The Hokies fought hard, but ultimately, Miami pulled away with a solid victory. 

Up Next For The Canes

The Canes next game comes Saturday as they travel to face the Louisville Cardinals for another ACC match up.

Canes Head Coach Jim Larranaga hopes his team plays more games like the one against Virginia Tech down the stretch.

After facing the Cardinals, the Canes will travel back to Miami and will have a two game home stand before heading back on the road.

 

 

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