Virginia Tech and Miami are playing in the ACC tournament on Wednesday and the game is live from the Greensboro Coliseum and comes after Notre Dame and Wake Forest play and the matchup will air on ESPN2 and streaming on the WatchESPN website as the Hokies and Hurricanes go at it in a game starting up at 3 pm ET.
The Hurricanes come into the game after a dominating win over Wake Forest and now the team sets up for the ACC tournament ahead of teams like Duke, North Carolina, Virginia and Syracuse who had byes and they are coming in with a 16-15 record and they could be pesky for teams looking to advance. The Canes should be able to win over Va Tech, as they were just 2-16 in the conference this season and they are just 9-21 overall and that would be a big upset if Tech pulled off the win.
Senior Rion Brown has been excellent for Miami and he has taken over for Shane Larkin and he has been leading the team in scoring all season with 15 points per game and he is shooting over 43 percent from the floor this year as well. Brown is tops in rebounding with nearly six per game and he will be the main focus for the Hokies in the game on Wednesday afternoon. Miami comes into the game scoring just 61 points per game, but their defense is one of the best in the nation while allowing just 59 points per contest and that has the Canes ranked 11th overall in the country in points allowed. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and to finish the season they won two of their last three games, including against NC State and that came after a loss to Virginia.
Virginia Tech comes into the game after a loss to Georgia Tech and they have been reeling all season, as they have lost six in a row to end the schedule and 16 of the last 17 games overall and while they have a win against Miami earlier in the season, that was way back in December. The team comes in with Joey van Zegeren leading the way after scoring 21 points against GT, while Jarrell Eddie was tops with eight rebounds and he is the leading scorer and rebounder for the team this season with 13.2 points and five boards per game, while Van Zegeren is second.
Tech isn't ranked high in anything and if the Hurricanes fall it would be a massive upset in the ACC. Syracuse and Virginal come in as top teams and North Carolina are behind the teams along with Duke for the tourney and all are looking for a good showing in the NCAA tourney and this gives the winner an automatic bid out of the ACC.