BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sean Pedulla scored 17 points and Justyn Mutts scored 16 and Virginia Tech beat Minnesota 67-57 in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game Monday night.
Pharrel Payne dunked to pull the Golden Gophers into a 22-all tie with more than six minutes left in the first half, but Pedulla drilled a 3 to spark a 13-0 Virginia Tech run, scoring all but two points in the outburst, as the Hokies cruised into intermission with a 39-27 advantage.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justyn Mutts had 17 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead Virginia Tech to a 69-64 victory over Charleston Southern on Friday night.
Sean Pedulla scored 15 points, Darius Maddox 12 and Lynn Kidd 11 for the Hokies (6-1).
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Pat Robinson III sank a jumper with 3 seconds remaining to send Charleston to a 77-75 victory over Virginia Tech in the championship game of the Charleston Classic on Sunday.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Grant Basile scored 17 points, Justyn Mutts had 10 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, and Virginia Tech beat Penn State 61-59 on Friday to advance to the championship game of the Charleston Classic.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Sean Pedulla scored 18 points with seven assists and Virginia Tech held off Old Dominion 75-71 on Thursday in the first round of the Charleston Classic.
The Hokies (4-0) will play Penn State in Friday's semifinals while the Monarchs (2-2) will face Furman.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Hunter Cattoor and Sean Pedulla each scored 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Virginia Tech led by double figures for nearly-38 minutes Sunday in the Hokies' 94-77 win over William & Mary.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sean Pedulla scored a career-high 20 points, Justyn Mutts had 16 points, 11 rebounds and five assists and Virginia Tech beat Lehigh 78-52 on Thursday night.
Virginia Tech scored the opening nine points of the game, all by Mutts and Grant Basile, as Lehigh missed its first five shots.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Grant Basile poured in 30 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in his Virginia Tech debut, leading the Hokies to a 95-57 romp past Delaware State in a season opener on Monday night.
The cast has changed, but Virginia Tech coach Mike Young hopes his Hokies have the pieces in place again to make another statement in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
One year after rebounding from a 2-7 start in conference play to win four games in four days and their first ACC Tournament, prognosticators put the Hokies in the middle of the pack this year, predictably behind all the blue bloods.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Nahiem Alleyne, who helped Virginia Tech to the ACC tournament title last season, will transfer to UConn, the Huskies announced on Friday.
The 6-foot-4 guard joins Tristen Newton, who announced plans earlier this month to transfer to Connecticut from East Carolina.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Texas’ Marcus Carr says he doesn’t leave the gym on most practice days until he makes at least one halfcourt shot.
“Sometimes it takes me one rep,” Carr said. “Sometimes it takes me 11.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Virginia Tech has been playing do-or-die games for the last week and believes it can use that experience to make a deep NCAA Tournament run.
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second straight Saturday night, Duke failed to deliver Coach K a send-off victory.
This time it was Virginia Tech playing party pooper.
Hunter Cattoor scored a career-high 31 points and the seventh-seeded Hokies won the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament for the first time, beating Duke 82-67 to deny Mike Krzyzewski a league title in his final season.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hunter Cattoor scored a career-high 31 points and seventh-seeded Virginia Tech won the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament for the first time, beating Duke 82-67 on Saturday night to deny Mike Krzyzewski a league title in his final season.
A look at Saturday for bubble teams chasing NCAA Tournament bids:
GAME OF THE DAY
No. 7 Duke faces Virginia Tech in the title game of the ACC Tournament. It's a chance for retiring Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski to win this event for a record 16th time, but it's also a huge game for the Hokies, who may need the automatic bid to make the NCAA Tournament.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyrece Radford scored 19 points and Quenton Jackson made five throws in the final minute Friday as Texas A&M beat fourth-ranked Auburn 67-62 in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, a loss that could wind up costing the Tigers a No.
NEW YORK (AP) — Virginia Tech came to Brooklyn a desperate team, in need of a run in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament to have a chance to make the NCAAs.
Now the Hokies have the opportunity to eliminate any doubt.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference's NCAA Tournament bubble teams have had a dramatic first few days in Brooklyn.
Miami needed overtime and a buzzer-beating layup to avoid being upset by No.
NEW YORK (AP) — Keve Aluma tossed in 20 points, Storm Murphy scored 16 and Virginia Tech hit eight straight free throws in the final 46 seconds to beat No. 2 seed Notre Dame 87-80 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament on Thursday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Darius Maddox buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and Virginia Tech held off a furious rally by Clemson for a 76-75 victory in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — PJ Hall had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Nick Honor scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half and No. 10 seed Clemson beat 15th-seeded North Carolina State 70-64 on Tuesday in the opening round of the ACC tournament.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — PJ Hall scored 12 points and Alex Hemenway added 11 to lead a balanced offense as Clemson defeated Virginia Tech 63-59 in an ACC regular-season finale on Saturday.
David Collins and Al-Amir Dawes scored 10 points each for Clemson (16-15, 8-12 ACC).
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justyn Mutts had 14 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and blocked two shots as Virginia Tech ended a 17-game losing streak to Louisville with a 75-43 rout on Tuesday night.
Virginia Tech (19-11, 11-8 ACC) has won nine of its last 10 games and secured at least the seventh seed into the conference tournament.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Darius Maddox hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 12 seconds remaining, Keve Aluma notched his sixth double-double and Virginia Tech scored the final five points of the game to stun Miami 71-70 on Saturday.
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND
Virginia Tech at Miami. The Hurricanes (20-8, 12-5) are chasing a top-four seed in the ACC Tournament and the double-round bye that goes with it, as well as continuing to maintain their footing for an NCAA Tournament bid.
ATLANTA (AP) — Keve Aluma had a double-double, Darius Maddox scored 10 straight points to give Virginia Tech the lead for good and the Hokies hung on for a 62-58 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Caleb Love scored 21 points with seven assists and North Carolina defeated Virginia Tech 65-57 on Saturday to snap the Hokies' six-game winning streak.
Armando Bacot had 15 rebounds and scored all 12 of his points in the second half for his 20th double-double this season and also blocked five shots.
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND
Notre Dame at Wake Forest. Mike Brey’s Fighting Irish (19-7, 12-3) are tied with No. 9 Duke atop the league standings entering the weekend after surviving an overtime win against Boston College.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Keve Aluma scored 24 points and sank two clutch shots down the stretch to allow Virginia Tech to hold off Commonwealth rival Virginia, 62-53 Monday night for its sixth straight win.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justyn Mutts posted the second triple-double in Virginia Tech history as the Hokies posted a 71-59 win over Syracuse on Saturday.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Keve Aluma scored 18 points and Virginia Tech held Pittsburgh to a season-low point total en route to a second win over the Panthers in three nights, posting a 74-47 victory on Monday night.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Storm Murphy scored 10 of his 20 points in the final 8 minutes and Justyn Mutts added 16 to help Virginia Tech, which blew most of a 28-point second-half lead, hold off Pittsburgh for a 76-71 win on Saturday night.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Keve Aluma scored 24 points on 8-for-11 shooting and 8 for 9 from the foul line and Virginia Tech led most of the way in an 81-66 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night.
Virginia Tech (12-10, 4-7 ACC) has won back-to-back contests following a three-game losing streak.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Hunter Cattoor scored a career-high 27 points, all on a school-record tying nine 3-pointers, Sean Pedulla scored 21 points with six 3-pointers of his own, and Virginia Tech defeated Florida State 85-72 on Saturday.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kameron McGusty had 19 points to lead five Miami players scoring in double figures and Charlie Moore hit a half-court shot at the buzzer to help the Hurricanes beat Virginia Tech 78-75 on Wednesday night.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Caleb Love scored 22 points, Armando Bacot had 14 points and 19 rebounds and all five starters scored in double figures as North Carolina defeated Virginia Tech 78-68 on Monday night.
BOSTON (AP) — James Karnik scored a career-high 26 points, Makai Ashton-Langford added 18 points, and Boston College defeated Virginia Tech 68-63 on Saturday.
Fifth-year seniors Karnik and Ashton-Langford scored all but 24 of the Eagles' points.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justyn Mutts scored 13 points, Keve Aluma had a double-double and Sean Pedulla made two free throws with 12 seconds remaining to help Virginia Tech hold off North Carolina State 62-59 on Wednesday night.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justyn Mutts gave Virginia Tech the lead with just over a minute to go and Storm Murphy hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to earn the Hokies a 79-73 win over Notre Dame on Saturday.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Francisco Caffaro had career highs of 16 points and nine rebounds and Virginia survived two last-second shots by Virginia Tech to take 54-52 win on Wednesday night.
Virginia finished the final three minutes on a 6-0 run to overcome the Hokies' final lead.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sophomore Dereon Seabron scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half and North Carolina State rallied to beat Virginia Tech 68-63 in Atlantic Coast Conference play on Tuesday night.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A.J. Griffin attacked the paint for a whistle-drawing basket, then headed toward the sideline to exchange excited high-fives with Duke's famously rowdy home fans.
After struggling to break loose against Virginia Tech, the second-ranked Blue Devils were showing off their edge behind Griffin, fellow freshman Paolo Banchero and a smaller-ball lineup that powered a second-half burst.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hunter Cattoor scored a career-high 21 points, Storm Murphy added 18 points and Virginia Tech beat St. Bonaventure 86-49 on Friday night in the Basketball Hall of Fame Shootout.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — R.J. Blakney hit all five of his 3-point attempts in scoring a career-high 19 points and Dayton held on in the second half to beat Virginia Tech 62-57 on Sunday.
Blakney, one of four Dayton (7-4) starters who are true or redshirt freshmen among 12 on the roster, was 7-of-9 shooting.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Keve Aluma scored 12 of his 16 points in the first half and seven Hokies hit double figures in a 93-60 win over Cornell on Wednesday night.
Aluma was 8-of-9 shooting and the Hokies (7-3) shot 54%, including 12 of 23 from the arc, in ending the Big Red's four-game winning streak.
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Daivien Williamson tossed in 19 points and Dallas Walton scored 17 as Wake Forest pulled away in the second half to beat Virginia Tech 80-61 in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener on Saturday.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Justyn Mutts hit a jumper and 1 of 2 free throws in the final 20 seconds and Virginia Tech held off Maryland 62-58 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday night.
Virginia Tech (6-2), which led 31-29 at halftime on Hunter Cattoor's 3-pointer in the final minute, fell behind 43-36 on a dunk off a rebound by Julian Reese with 11:58 left.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paolo Banchero scored 21 points to lead No. 5 Duke over No. 1 Gonzaga 84-81 on Friday night.
Duke (7-0) handed Gonzaga (6-1) its first loss since April’s national title game, when Baylor beat the Bulldogs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nate Johnson scored 30 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds left, and No. 25 Xavier beat Virginia Tech 59-58 in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — DeAndre Williams had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Memphis outlasted Virginia Tech 69-61 in the NIT Season Tip-Off on Wednesday night.
Emoni Bates added nine points, all in the second half, making four free throws in the final minute for Memphis (5-0).