Men's Basketball ACCtion: Sunday, January 22

Jan. 22, 2012

Hudson Lifts Hokies to Road Win Over Virginia

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia Tech guard Dorenzo Hudson drained a 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left, and that turned out to be the game winner as the Hokies knocked off in-state rival Virginia 47-45 in an ACC game at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday night.

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.

"It was basically two teams drawing a line in the sand and not giving an inch," Tech head coach Seth Greenberg said. "To me, that's who we have been. Obviously, we have not been that [this season] as much as I would like. But when you're asking young players to do it for the first time and asking guys to change their roles ... it doesn't mean we have it fixed. But at least we have a base line that we can go back to our guys and say, `All right, this is who we need to be. This is who we have always been.'"

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.

NC State Tops Miami, 78-73

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - Scott Wood scored 21 points to lead North Carolina State to a 78-73 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 Atlantic Coast Conference) 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.