Coming off their best win of the season Wednesday night at home against No. 21 Clemson, the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team will host Miami at Cassell Coliseum. The win over the Tigers, 87-72, was a Quad 1 win and will help boost the Hokies resume.
Following the win, Virginia Tech’s NET ranking soar up to No. 46 and they can jump even higher with a win over the Hurricanes, which is coming in on a two-game losing streak. Miami should not taken lightly as they are still a very good team despite their recent results.
Virginia Tech vs. Miami, How to Watch, Preview
This game will be broadcast on the ACC Network and FuboTV.
The one big question surrounding Virginia Tech going into the game is the status of shooting guard Hunter Cattoor. In the first half against Clemson, he was diving on the floor for a loose ball when he was kicked in the head by accident by a Tigers player. He left the game and did not return and you have to think he’s in concussion protocol. It’s likely we won’t find out his status until tip-off.
Sean Pedulla carried the Virginia Tech offense with 32 points and Tyler Nickel came off the bench and scored 24. Virginia Tech spread around the contributions against the Tigers and that will have to be their blueprint going forward the rest of the season. They also avoided an injury in the first half when MJ Collins dunked the ball and fell awkwardly, but was able to stay in the game.
Miami is coming off a loss at home to Louisville Wednesday night to drop to 2-2 in ACC play and they are led by Norchad Omier who is averaging 17.5 points a game and rebounds at 9.6 per contest. Expect this to be a tough game for Virginia Tech and if they are going to pull it out, they’ll need a balanced effort like they got against Clemson.