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VT vs. Miami - ACC First-Round Game


Greensboro - Senior forward Jarell Eddie scored a game-high 16 points, but his game-tying shot attempt with 4 seconds left in the game was blocked, and the Hokies fell to Miami 57-53 in round one of the ACC Tournament Wednesday at the Greensboro Coliseum.

With the loss, the Hokies closed out the season 9-and-22.  Miami advanced to the next round, where it will play N.C. State on Thursday. The 'Canes moved to 17-15 overall and beat the Hokies for the first time in three tries this season.

"It was a tough season, a tough way to go out," said Eddie, who played his final collegiate game. "I wish we could have had several more wins. But I know this team had a lot of fight in them, and I know this program is headed in the right direction."

Tech lost 12 games by seven points or less and eight games by five points or less.

The Hokies blistered the nets against Miami in the first half to the tune of 54.5 percent. Yet they went ice cold in the second half, making just six shots out of 23 attempts (26.1 percent). However, they had chances to win in the final moments.

Tech grabbed a 52-51 lead on the last of Eddie's five 3-pointers with 3:26 remaining. But Miami retook a 53-52 lead on Erik Swoope's basket with 2:42 left.

Eddie's basket turned out to be the Hokies' last basket of the game, as they came up empty on their next three possessions. 

Eddie, who finished his career with 1,182 points, made 5 of 11 from the floor, including 5 of 10 from the free-throw line. He also grabbed three rebounds and played all 40 minutes.

Wilson scored nine points and Ben Emelogu added eight.  



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