Mike Scott scored 21 points and Assane Sene made two big baskets in the final minutes Sunday nigh. The Wahoos (5-3), coming off a victory at No. 15 Minnesota in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, led throughout in beating Virginia Tech for the second time in seven meetings.
The Hokies (4-4) lost their third straight despite 26 points from Malcolm Delaney.
Sene scored only four points, but scored inside with 3:47 to go, giving Virginia a 51-46 lead, and then again with 1:18 to play, after the Hokies had closed to within 51-49.
Victor Davila's basket made it 53-51 with 19.4 seconds left, but Jeff Allen was called for an intentional foul on a breakaway for Scott, and he made both free throws. Virginia also got the ball, and Mustapha Farrakhan's two free throws with 16 seconds to play made it 57-51.
FORIDA STATE 60, Hartford (Hawks, 4,842 students, West Hartford, CT) 38 – Derwin Kitchen and Bernard James each had double doubles as Florida State overcame a cold-shooting first half to defeat Hartford Sunday night and snap a two-game losing streak.
James had 11 points and 10 rebounds while Kitchen, a 6-3 guard, scored 10 points and grabbed 13 rebounds.
South Carolina (Gamecocks, 25,527 students, Columbia, SC) 64, CLEMSON 60 – Bruce Ellington scored 14 points, including a critical 3-pointer in the final minute as South Carolina broke a six-game losing streak to rival Clemson (5-3) on Sunday.
The Gamecocks (6-1) led 58-55 when Ellington, a freshman, dribbled away much of the 35 second clock before striking for a 3 from the left side of the arc.
|Gary Williams and Juan Fernandez|
Allen finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, Ramone Moore had 16 points and Juan Fernandez had 14 for the Owls (5-2), who won their second straight.
Jordan Williams had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrapins (6-3) for his seventh double-double this season. Terrell Stoglin scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half.