CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Whatever lingering effects Miami may have had after seeing its 14-game winning streak snapped in its previous game didn't last long.
A little over half of a half, in fact.
With sophomore Shane Larkin and senior Kenny Kadji leading the way with 22 and 20 points, respectively, the Hurricanes pulled away from Virginia Tech over the final 38 minutes to post a 76-58 victory over the Hokies here Wednesday night.
The victory moved the Hurricanes (23-4, 14-1) closer to their first regular-season Atlantic Coast Conference title and within one win of tying a school record for single-season victories.
They can clinch the top seed in the conference tournament with a victory over Duke Saturday evening. The second-place Blue Devils are 11-3 in league play going into their game at Virginia Thursday night.
Every other team in the conference has at least five league losses.
In addition to his work at the offensive end, Larkin also had defended Tech guard Erick Green for much of the night.
Green ended up with 16 points -- only the third time this season he has failed to get into the 20s -- and 10 came in the second half after the Hokies (12-16, 3-12) went to the locker room down by 19 points. He was averaging just over 25 points a game entering the night and scored 30 in the first meeting between the two teams in Blacksburg on Jan. 30.