Virginia Tech Stuns No. 2 Virginia in 61-60 Overtime Upset

Virginia Tech Stuns No. 2 Virginia in 61-60 Overtime Upset

The Hokies failed to do that in losing 78-52 to Virginia at Cassell Coliseum on January 3, but exacted their revenge by closing off the middle to the Cavaliers and forcing them to try to win from outside.

Virginia Tech went into Charlottesville, where Virginia hasn't lost in almost a year, and knocked off the Cavaliers in overtime.

"I just wish it would've led us to a win".

The Cavaliers (23-2, 12-1), whose only loss prior to Saturday had been a 68-61 decision at West Virginia on December 5, had been poised to replace Villanova as the No. 1 team in the country on Monday.

Virginia was a 12-point favorite on Saturday, and rightfully so. They are won of the most unsafe offensive teams in the country, and the Cavaliers-despite being 12-point favorites-shouldn't overlook their rivals.

Since the Big 12 season started, teams have figured out ways to slow Young and the Sooners. It was Virginia Tech's first road win over a ranked opponent since they knocked off No. 15 UVA 47-45 back on January 22, 2012, in Seth Greenberg's previous year as Virginia Tech's head coach.

The Hokies played their second straight game without point guard Chanette Hicks, who has left the team indefinitely for personal reasons.

Virginia fans have seen that happen the first 25 games this season and the eight seasons prior to it, as well. Despite the loss, UVA still owns a 2 ⁄2-game lead over Clemson in the ACC standings. "It was a little bit contested, but I'll take Taylor, especially in that situation, taking a contested shot".

Virginia Tech's offense is led by senior guard Justin Bibbs, who averages 13.8 points per game and is 40.2% from three-point land.

Tech's Rachel Camp (12 points, nine rebounds) grabbed the rebound after Willoughby missed the second free throw.

Fast forward to late in the overtime period.

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Virginia Tech stormed out to a seven-point lead heading into halftime up 33-26, capped off by a 3-pointer by Nickeil Alexander-Walker that beat the buzzer.

Perhaps No. 6 Cincinnati will leapfrog the current top 5 and earn its first No. 1 ranking since Kenyon Martin led them to the top in 1999-00.

"Had we won, we would have been number one and I wouldn't have felt great".

"I will remember that I missed every shot before that more than (the finish)", he said after missing all six of his 3-point attempts and not scoring until just 3:53 remained in regulation. Fortunately Jerome put up a deep, rushed three-pointer that was close to the target, and the Hokies celebrated a huge 61-60 road victory that greatly enhances their NCAA Tournament resume.

The Hokies used a 17-0 run and never looked back in the first half as they shot 57.1 percent and knocked down eight 3-pointers. For the game, they were 22-of-51 (43.1%) overall and 11-of-29 (37.9%) from the outside. VT played one of its best defensive games on this season and it found a way to score against Virginia's stubborn defense.

After last weekend's disappointing performance against Miami, Buzz Williams inserted Devin Wilson into the lineup and practiced only defense all week.

Robinson led the Hokies with 11 first-half points.

Virginia losing at home to Virginia Tech, though?

Emery made 13 of 20 from the floor, including three 3-pointers for the Hokies, who shot 55 percent in the second half and 45.1 percent for the game.

College Basketball analyst Jay Williams has drawn the most attention to the program by producing a twitter video that challenged Virginia students to play him one versus one at the university gym.

ATHENS, Ga. - Jared Harper scored 24 points and No. 8 Auburn, playing without top scorer Bryce Brown, showed impressive depth by beating Georgia 78-61 on Saturday.

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