Miami wakes up, routs Ga. Tech 54-36 in ACC
Rion Brown sparked Miami from its offensive woes with
back-to-back 3-pointers, and the Hurricanes ripped off an 18-0 run
to bury woeful Georgia Tech 54-36 Thursday in the opening round of
the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
The teams combined to hit just 14-of-51 shots in the first half,
which ended with Georgia Tech on top 20-19.
But the Hurricanes (19-11) finally woke up, going ahead for good
when Shane Larkin led a fast break and passed off to Brown, who
spotted up for a 3 that made it 29-27. The next time down, Larkin
found Brown open again behind the arc for another trey. The
Hurricanes never let up, advancing to face No. 17 Florida State on
Georgia Tech (11-20) ended a dismal first season under coach