ACC hoops from Sunday: Virginia Tech and Clemson post wins

Posted by Andy Durham on January 26, 2009 at 10:24 am under College | Comments are off for this article

Hokies defeat Miami in overtime, 88-83

Virginia Tech outscored Miami, 11-6, in the extra session and defeated Miami, 88-83, in overtime at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla., on Sunday night.

The Hokies, now 14-5 overall and 4-1 in ACC action, came back from a five-point deficit with 8:22 remaining to take a 77-74 lead on a jumper by A.D. Vassallo with 54 seconds to play. Brian Asbury then tied the game with a three-pointer with 26 seconds remaining to tie the game at 77-77. Tech held the ball for a final shot, but was unable to score and the game went to overtime.

In the extra session, the Hurricanes jumped out to an 81-74 lead with just under four minutes remaining, but Tech would not go away. The Hokies took the lead for good at 84-83 with 1:50 left on a Malcolm Delaney three-pointer from the deep corner with the shot clock expiring. Tech hit its free throws down the stretch and held off the Canes for the 88-83 final.

No. 10 Clemson Defeats Georgia Tech, 73-59

Terrence Oglesby hit five 3-pointers and scored 18 points, Trevor Booker had 11 points and 11 rebounds and No. 10 Clemson broke a two-game losing streak with a 73-59 victory over Georgia Tech on Sunday night.

The Tigers (17-2, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) opened the season 16-0. But after losing a top-10 showdown to Wake Forest eight days ago, the Tigers struggled at North Carolina–running their all-time mark to 0-54 in Chapel Hill.

The Yellow Jackets (9-10, 0-6), the ACC’s last winless team in league play, proved the perfect bounce-back opponent for the Tigers.

Clemson trailed 34-31 just before halftime on Iman Shumpert’s two foul shots, but the Tigers then went on a 28-6 run that spanned the two periods.

*****from theacc.com*****


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