BLACKSBURG, Va. - Robert Brown's short jumper in front of the goal with 12.3 seconds remaining lifted Virginia Tech to a 66-65 ACC victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon at Cassell Coliseum.
The win marked Tech's second in a row after the Hokies had dropped four straight. Tech is now 11-6 overall on the season, 2-2 in the ACC. Wake Forest, which lost to the Hokies for the sixth time in the past seven meetings, fell to 9-8 overall, 2-3 in the ACC.
Brown, who had made one of his previously 10 attempts, had the ball with the shot clock winding down before driving to the lane. He put up a short jumper in front of the rim and was fouled by Wake Forest's Devin Thomas. He missed the free throw.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Joe Harris scored 17 points and Virginia used a 22-4 run late in the first half and stifling defense throughout to beat Florida State for the first time in eight tries, 56-36 on Saturday.
Akil Mitchell added 13 points for the Cavaliers (12-5, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who led 33-15 at halftime - the fifth time this season they have held an opponent under 20 first-half points. It was the first time they have done it in an ACC game since they led Clemson 28-14 on Feb. 10, 1996.
Michael Snaer scored nine points to lead the Seminoles (10-7, 2-2), who shot 37 percent, missed 14 of 15 3-point attempts and committed 18 turnovers that Virginia turned into 20 points.