CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — James Dews scored 21 points as Miami defeated Virginia Tech 82-75 Sunday afternoon to snap a four-game losing streak.
The Hokies rallied from a 19-point deficit with a 24-9 run midway through the second half. J.T. Thompson scored eight points during the run, and his free throw with 7:32 remaining cut Miami's lead to 65-60.
Virginia Tech (16-4, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) stayed within a five-point deficit and had a final chance to reduce a 75-70 lead with under a minute left. But Malcolm Delaney missed a running jumper with 34 seconds remaining and fouled Reggie Johnson on a put-back attempt.
Johnson converted both free throws, securing the victory.
Malcolm Grant and Duran Scott scored 13 and 12 points as Miami (16-5, 2-5) avenged an 81-66 loss at Virginia Tech on Jan. 13.
Dorenzo Hudson led Virginia Tech with 22 points. Jeff Allen finished with 19 points.