No. 14 Virginia Holds off Va Tech 57-53

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Justin Anderson and Joe Harris made consecutive 3-pointers to cap No. 14 Virginia's rally from an 11-point, second-half deficit in a 57-53 victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday night.

The Cavaliers (22-5, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed most of the game but outscored the Hokies 23-6 after falling behind 40-29 with just more than 14 minutes remaining. It was Virginia's 10th victory in a row and it matched the school's best start in ACC play since the 1980-81 team was also 13-1.

Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with 12 points and London Perrantes had 11.

The Hokies (9-16, 2-11), who ended a 10-game losing streak in their previous outing on Saturday against Miami, got 13 points each from Joey Van Zegeren and Devin Wilson. They lost their fifth in a row in the series, but not before putting a huge scare into their state rivals, who have been on a roll.


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