Virginia Tech falls short in 76-70 loss to Miami
Cattoor reaches milestone in Tech defeat
BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech had three players score in double figures, but still fell short to Miami – 76-70 – on Tuesday night in Cassell Coliseum.
Hunter Cattoor posted Tech’s most impressive statline of the night with 15 points, six boards, four assists and four steals. With his first bucket, Cattoor became the 50th player in program to reach 1,000 career points.
Sean Pedulla led Tech with 17 points and six rebounds, while Grant Basile chipped in as well with 13 points.
At 46.7%, the Hokies posted a better field-goal percentage than the visitors, however Miami’s 39-31 advantage on the boards separated them from Tech.
How It Happened
After falling behind 22-19, Virginia Tech went on a 6-0 run with 7:41 left in the first half, culminating in a bucket from Mj Collins, to take a 25-22 lead. The Hokies then surrendered that lead and entered halftime down 36-32.
Miami kept widening its lead after intermission, constructing a 41-32 advantage before Virginia Tech went on a 6-0 run, finished off by Basile’s three, to shrink the deficit to 41-38 with 16:32 to go in the contest. Miami responded and outscored the Hokies the rest of the way, ending the game with a final score of 76-70. Virginia Tech shot well from three-point range in the half, hitting seven shots from deep to score 21 of its 38 points.
» Virginia Tech recorded 16 total assists in the game.
» Sean Pedulla led the Hokies with 17 points.
» Virginia Tech got a team-high seven rebounds from Justyn Mutts.
The Hokies travel to Durham to face the Duke Blue Devils at 8 p.m.