Glen Rice Jr. scored a career high 28 points but the rest of the Yellow Jackets combined to go 8 for 40 from the field allowing Miami to escape with a narrow 59-57 home victory. The Yellow Jackets were plagued by cold shooting throughout and trailed by 10 points at halftime.
The deficit would grow to as many as 21 points before Paul Hewitt switched things up and came with full court pressure which got Tech back into the game. Tech's pressure forced Miami into a season-high 28 turnovers enabling the Yellow Jackets to close the gap behind Rice Jr's charge.
The Yellow Jackets got as close as one point after an Mfon Udofia basket made the score 58-57 with 20 seconds to go in the game. Iman Shumpert was called for a charging foul with nine seconds remaining on a play that would have tied the game.
Georgia Tech falls to 10-11 overall and 3-5 in the ACC. They remain winless in seven road contests this season. The win for Miami snapped a four game losing streak where the Hurricanes had lost by a combined 11 points.
Rice Jr. led the Yellow Jackets with those 28 points while Iman Shumpert scored 17 himself. Astonishingly only two other Yellow Jackets scored in the game while the other three starters, Daniel Miller, Maurice Miller, and Kammeon Holsey combined to go just 0-2 from the field.
Malcolm Grant led the way for the Hurricanes with 15 points while Garrius Adams added 11 points of his own. The Hurricanes improved to 13-9 overall and 2-6 in the ACC.