Sheldon McClellan scored 16 points, and Miami beat Virginia Tech 59-49 on Wednesday night in the second round of the ACC tournament.
Davon Reed added 10 points and hit an important 3-pointer with about five minutes left that helped the sixth-seeded Hurricanes (21-11) avoid a loss that would have been catastrophic to their NCAA tournament hopes.
The Hurricanes will face No. 11 Notre Dame (26-5), the tournament’s third seed, in the quarterfinals Thursday.
Adam Smith and Ahmed Hill each scored 10 points for the 14th-seeded Hokies (11-22), who gave the Hurricanes all they could handle. Miami – which twice this season beat Virginia Tech by at least 21 points – never led by double figures until the final minute.