With 20 seconds remaining in the game, Justin Robinson went to the free throw line for a one-and-one with his team leading 49-47. However, the Hokies prevailed in overtime, thanks to a layup by Kerry Blackshear Jr. inside six seconds to go. Even after foiling that quest, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams twice erroneously referred to the second-ranked (for now) Cavaliers as "the No. 1 team in the nation".
Virginia was poised to become the top ranked team in the land on Monday but now that won't happen, as the Wahoos must regroup for a trip to Miami Tuesday night. The Hokies took a 61-60 victory against one of the top teams in the RPI of your choice, not to mention the country.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Matt Farrell scored a career-high 28 points to lead Notre Dame's potent three-guard attack in an 84-69 victory Saturday over Florida State. Following a free throw from Hall, the Hokies' Nickeil Alexander-Walker made a three-pointer to trim the margin to 60-59.
ATHENS, Ga. - Jared Harper scored 24 points and No. 8 Auburn, playing without top scorer Bryce Brown, showed impressive depth by beating Georgia 78-61 on Saturday. I shoot thousands of free throws.
Goodin got fouled by Ronnie Harrell Jr. after Harrell had made three straight free throws to give the Bluejays a one-point lead with 4.6 seconds left. However, Robinson and company rallied in overtime to pull off the upset. The Cavaliers have to play much better in their remaining games in order to even come close to fulfilling Williams' prediction.
The Tech-UVA women's basketball game was presented by Virginia529, the official college savings plan of Virginia Tech Athletics and the University of Virginia Athletics. 7 Kansas last weekend, trailed by eight points with 13 ½ minutes left.
"In my opinion, it's an incredible credit, and it speaks to the fiber and character of our guys, that in early February they were willing to accept what we were saying and figure out a way to be accountable in what we had to do".
Fast breaks had been discarded long before overtime began with both teams opting to walk the ball up the court after a rebound of another missed shot. A well-played game from Clarke, as well as Bede and Hill. But they need to take care of business to Virginia Tech, a team they pounded earlier on the road by 26 points.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Keita Bates-Diop had 14 points and eight rebounds, and Ohio State beat Iowa for sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. Throughout a few minutes of the first half, the Hokies were on a 22-2 run. Guy was 1-for-10 in the second half. However, VT stepped up on the defensive end to stop UVA from gaining any major separation.
Chris Clarke and Virginia Tech got a big win for their tourney chances while also bringing No. 2 Virginia back to earth a bit. Throw in the fact that the general public never seems to trust Villanova and Virginia - the most consistent teams in the country this season - on the big stage and it adds to the wide-open feel of the field.
Devonte Boykins' 3-pointer with six seconds left reduced North Carolina A&T's deficit to 88-85 before Rogers' dunk at the buzzer ended the game. This success is accredited to Virginia head coach Tony Bennett, who has unlocked two of the best young stars in sophomore guard Kyle Guy and redshirt freshman forward De'Andre Hunter, instrumental pieces to the program.
The win was celebrated in Blacksburg with students waiting for the team bus to return on what was a very wet night at VT. 4 Duke on January 27 at Cameron Indoor Stadium, Virginia's first win there since 1995. Tech's record vs Duke all-time? They now have four Quadrant 1 wins and are 8-6 against Quadrants 1 and 2.