Will Bynum scored 21 to ease B.J. Elder's absence, and No. 9 Georgia Tech ruined Miami's Atlantic Coast Conference debut with an 80-69 victory Thursday night.
The Yellow Jackets built a 14-point halftime lead and held off Miami's surge in the first five minutes of the second half.
Georgia Tech bounced back from an overtime loss at No. 2 Kansas, also getting 15 points from Luke Schenscher. Jarrett Jack chipped in 14 points and a team-high nine rebounds.
The Hurricanes moved from the Big East this season, a football power that hopes to make a mark in a league known for basketball. They went in with an eight-game winning streak but couldn't keep it going despite Guillermo Diaz's 27 points.