MIAMI (CBSMiami) – All the Miami Hurricanes needed Wednesday night was a win against woeful Georgia Tech to clinch the school’s first ACC basketball championship. Instead, the Canes are now one more loss away from possibly having to share that crown with the Duke Blue Devils.
The Canes lost to Georgia Tech 71-69 with the Rambling Wreck getting a tip-in as time expired from Marcus Georges-Hunt to knock off the Canes. Miami was paced by Kenny Kadji who had 18 points and 11 rebounds in the game.
Miami had a total of four players in double-figures including Durand Scott with 17 points, Shane Larkin with 12 points, and Julian Gamble with 11 points.
The loss was Miami’s third in its last four games and second straight by three points or less. The Canes started ACC play with a 13 game winning streak.
Miami’s loss on Wednesday means the Canes must win against Clemson on Saturday to win the ACC regular-season championship.