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COL BKB: Miami (Fla.) 76, Virginia Tech 58

Feb. 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Shane Larkin and Kenny Kadji combined for 42 points Wednesday and helped set up No. 7 Miami for a major showdown with a 76-58 conquest of Virginia Tech.

The Hurricanes bounced back from a 15-point loss at Wake Forest last weekend, their first Atlantic Coast Conference defeat of the season, by dominating from the midway point of the first half.

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Larkin scored 22 points and Kadji had six rebounds to go with his 20 points. Miami shot 50 percent from the field.

Miami improved to 23-4 for the season and is 14-1 in ACC play. Duke, which is in second place at 11-3, will host Miami Saturday.

Virginia Tech trailed by one 10 minutes deep in the game and was then outscored for the rest of the half 23-5.

The Hokies (12-16, 3-12 ACC) were led by Erick Green with 16 points.

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