CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - No. 5 Miami went 11 minutes without a basket Wednesday night, then finally shook off a 10-day scoring slump and pulled away from Virginia Tech, 76-58.
Shane Larkin had 22 points and six assists to lead the Hurricanes, who were coming off a loss at Wake Forest that ended their 14-game winning streak and their bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Despite a slow start, Miami (23-4, 14-1) never trailed and improved to 13-0 at home. The Hurricanes hold a 2½-game edge over second-place Duke in the ACC and can clinch their first league basketball championship by beating the Blue Devils on Saturday.
Virginia Tech (12-16, 3-12) fell deeper into last place in the league.