VIRGINIA TECH 70, VIRGINIA 69 OT
JOHN PAUL ROADS, by Dave “Denver” Leitao
Take me home, John Paul Jones,
To the place I belong.
Take me home, John Paul Jones…
What? The Hoos lost at JPJ Arena?
But, the Cavs have NEVER lost an ACC game in JPJA!
Wow...bummer. Deron Washington's driving layup lingered on the rim and finally fell through at the buzzer of overtime Wednesday night, giving Virginia Tech its first victory in its rival's home city since the 1969-70 season.
The Hokies (11-6, 2-1 ACC) held Virginia without a point for the final 3 1/2 minutes of the extra period in erasing a 69-64 disadvantage. Washington's winning shot came after he drove around one defender and under another for the shot.
At the risk of offending the Ho-O.T.-okies, as you can see from the photo, it was kind of a chickens#*% shot...BUT, it went in!
Sean Singletary scored 34 in the losing effort.
Virginia Tech's Deron Washington (13) launches the game-winning basket as Virginia's Adrian Joseph (30), Mike Scott (32) and Sean Singletary (44) defend during the closing seconds of overtime. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
#5 DUKE 70, FLORIDA STATE 57It got a little chippy down in Tallahassee, as the Noles were looking to defeat Duke for the third straight time. (With his punch to the face of the prone Greg Paulus, Ryan Reid will likely earn himself a suspension.)
Punch or no puch, it didn't matter.
Jon "Crazy Face" Scheyer scored 21 points and #5 Duke made eight straight free throws in the final 1:34 to beat Florida State 70-57 on Wednesday night, snapping an unlikely two-game losing streak to the Seminoles.
Florida State took its only lead of the second half at 55-54 on Jason Rich's layup with 3:45 left before Duke put the game away with a closing 16-2 run.The Seminoles kept the game close, but froze up at crunch time scoring 3 points in the final 3:45 of the second half.
Duke's Jon “Crazy Face” Scheyer makes a crazy face. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)