Freshman Zach McCormick, making his first start, was the only RedHawk player to reach double figures. He netted 12 points, hitting 4-of-9 from the field overall, 3-of-5 on treys and 1 of 2 free throws.
Wednesday’s output doubled McCormick’s previous season total. His 27 minutes was also a season high as he started the campaign coming off a preseason injury.
Guards Will Sullivan and Eric Washington both added nine points to the Miami cause, while forward Chris Bryant chipped in eight points.
The Hokies connected on 25-of-51 (49%) overall from the field and helped themselves at the foul line where they hit 18 (of 24). Miami converted 8 of 13 charity tosses.
MU fashioned a 7-3 lead early and the game was tied at 9-all before Virginia Tech finished the half by outscoring the RedHawks 30-8.
After shooting 32 percent (8-of-25) in the first half, Miami hit 15-of-28 (53.6%) after intermission. That allowed MU to outscore the Hokies 46-39 in the second stanza, but it wasn’t enough to catch Virginia Tech.
Miami, which fell to Northwestern 55-46 Tuesday, concludes its Cancun Challenge action with a home game Sunday against Elon (1 p.m.).