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Game Thread: Hokies Travel to Open ACC Play Against Miami

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TV: ESPNU, 12:30 p.m.

Virginia Tech

Record: 6-3, 0-0 ACC
Points per game: 79.4
Points allowed per game: 70.7
Leading scorer: Jarell Eddie, 18.8 ppg

Miami

Record: 5-4, 0-0 ACC
Points per game: 63.9
Points allowed per game: 62.8
Leading scorer: Rion Brown, 13.8 ppg

The Hokies begin ACC play against a Miami team coming off an 11-point loss to Nebraska. Miami's best win of the season is over Arizona State, while dropping games to St. Francis, UCF, George Washington and the aforementioned Nebraska.

Guard Rion Brown leads Miami in points per game (13.8), rebounds (6.6) and assists (3.0). Brown scored 25 points last game out against Nebraska, accounting for over half the team's points. Brown has scored 10 or more in every game but two this season, but still scoring nine in those games.

Expect Miami to go with Donnavan Kirk and James Kelly at forward and Davon Reed, Garrius Adams and Brown at guard. Kirk and Kelly check in at 6'9" and 6'7", respectively,