Men's Basketball Travels To Blacksburg

Jan. 10, 2002

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Virginia Tech enters the Miami game with a record of 6-9, 0-3 in the BIG EAST, following a 95-60 loss at Connecticut onThursday, January 10. The loss marked the fourth straight forthe Hokies who last recorded a victory on December 15 againstRadford (63-56).

Virginia Tech has been led this season by the back court ofjunior Brian Chase and Carlos Dixon. Dixon leads the team inscoring with a 12.7 points per game average while Chase rankssecond on the team at 11.5 points per game. Chase has been onfire from long range having connected on 40-of-85 (.471) frombeyond the arc.

Also averaging in double-figures in junior center TerryTaylor (11.4 ppg). Taylor is also the team’s top rebounder at 8.6rebounds per contest.

Miami and Virginia Tech are meeting for just the third timein basketball. The Hokies and Hurricanes split the season serieslast season with each team winning on its home floor. VirginiaTech defeated Miami, 85-74, in Blacksburg, VA while theHurricanes took an 86-61 decision in Miami.

Following the Virginia Tech game, Miami returns home forfive straight home games beginning with Pittsburgh at 7:30 p.m.on January 15 at Miami Arena. The Hurricanes will also faceProvidence (Jan. 19, noon), Villanova (Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.),Boston College (Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.) and Connecticut (Feb. 2, 7:30p.m.)

The Virginia Tech game is being produced by ESPNRegional Television and is being broadcast live in Miami on FoxSports Net Florida.

The game is also being broadcast on the Hurricane RadioNetwork (WQAM-560 AM). Marc Vandermeer, entering histhird season as the “Voice of the Hurricanes,” will handle theplay-by-play duties while Joe Zagacki will provide in-depthanalysis.