|HUDSON (VT Photo)|
The Wahoos shot 25% in the first half and 33% for the game. They were 1 for 14 from behind the arc. That’s 7.1% for those of you keeping score at home.
Now streaking Virginia Tech guard Dorenzo Hudson drained a three-pointer with 16.5 seconds left, and that turned out to be the game winner.
With the win, Tech snapped a four-game losing streak, moving to 12-7 overall, 1-4 in the ACC. Virginia, which swept the season series from Tech a year ago, fell to 15-3 overall, 2-2 in the league.
The win marked Tech's first over a ranked team on the road since beating No. 12 Clemson on Feb. 25, 2009.
In a nip-and-tuck affair, Erick Green gave the Hokies a 42-41 lead on two free throws with 1:52 remaining. UVa's Mike Scott then turned the ball over, and Tech capitalized, as Hudson hit a short shot with 1:11 left to give the Hokies a 44-41 lead.
|GOTTFRIED AND WOOD (Ethan Hyman/Raleigh News & Observer)|
N.C. STATE 78, MIAMI 73 – Scott Wood scored 21 points to lead North Carolina State to a victory over Miami on Sunday.
The Wolfpack led 55-41 midway through the second half and withstood a late Miami rally. Kenny Kadji's dunk with 1:44 remaining got the Hurricanes to within 72-68.
N.C. State (15-5, 4-1 ACC) responded with five unanswered points, capped by Wood's two free throws with 18 seconds left.
"I thought it was a gutsy win for us; I'm proud of our team," head coach Mark Gottfried said. "They made a charge, we were able to withstand it and still found a way to win. I like that about our team."
Earlier in the game, Wood's second of three free throws set the ACC all-time consecutive free-throw record of 55 after he was fouled on an attempted 3-pointer with 5:21 remaining. He increased the mark to 58 by game's end. Duke's J.J. Redick set the previous record of 54 in 2003-04.