Thursday, February 18, 2010

TUESDAY NIGHT HOOP

VIRGINIA TECH 87, NO. 23 WAKE FOREST 83 – The Hokies notched their 21st win and Malcolm Delaney took another step closer to Player of the Year as the Hokies upset No. 23 Wake Forest Tuesday night at Cassell Coliseum.

The win enabled the Hokies to move to 21-4 overall on the season, 8-3 in the ACC, and Tech moved to a perfect 14-0 at home this season. In addition, the Hokies won their fifth straight ACC game – the first time they’ve won five straight conference games since the school joined the league.

Tech trailed Wake Forest 61-50 after two free throws by Wake’s Al-Farouq Aminu with 12:31 remaining in the game. But the Hokies embarked on a 20-8 run and took a 70-69 lead on a Malcolm Delaney 3-pointer with 6:44 left.

Wake Forest (18-6, 8-4) managed to recapture the lead a little more than two minutes later when L.D. Williams scored on a dunk with 4:13 to go, but the Hokies drove it in from there on 51.6 percent second half shooting. e.

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GEORGIA TECH 68, NORTH CAROLINA 51 – The Tar Heels can play worse than they did in the first half in Atlanta, but it would be hard to imagine. In the fist half, North Carolina shot 22.6 percent from the field, 14 percent (1-7) from behind the arc, 50 percent (6-12) from the free throw line and committed 15 turnovers.

Game over.

Freshman Derrick Favors shook off a scoring slump with 13 points as Georgia Tech moved to 18-1 and 6-6 in the ACC. It was the Tar Heels' lowest scoring game in the Roy Williams era.

North Carolina's previous scoring low in Williams' seven seasons as coach came in a 64-54 loss to Duke on Feb. 10. The Tar Heels also set Williams-era lows for points in a half after trailing 41-21 at halftime.

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