As Virginia Tech fans left Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Va., on Tuesday night, an in-game promotion at least took some of the pain out of a 76-70 loss to the No. 13 Miami Hurricanes.
By the end of the second half of ACC conference play, Miami was at the free throw line with a six-point cushion.
After senior guard Jordan Miller missed the first of his two tries, the Virginia Tech Crowd picked up the noise level.
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ESPN announcer Rece Davis understood what was happening, informing viewers that if Miller missed the second free throw, everyone in the crowd would receive free bacon.
and then Davis delivered an iconic call.
«Bacon for everyone! Add it in the skillet!» Davis said after Miller’s second missed free throw.
Prior to Tuesday’s loss, the Hokies were 6-1 all-time in games where fans took home free bacon.
The Hurricanes had a bit of fun with the promotion after the game, noting that missed free throws aside, the win came miami season sweep from Virginia Tech.
The win was the seventh straight for the Hurricanes, taking them to 23-5 on the season.
«I’m very, very proud of my team and the way we held up in the first half,» Miami coach Jim Larranaga said. «And the way we played in the second half.»
The loss left Virginia Tech at 16-12 and 6-11 in the conference.
«We weren’t good enough, and they’re playing very, very good basketball,» Virginia Tech coach Mike Young said. «I thought we did some really, really good stuff, but needless to say, it wasn’t enough against the Hurricanes here tonight.»
Associated Press contributed to this report.