BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Grant Basile scored 15 of his 24 factors within the second half, Sean Pedulla had 16 factors and 5 assists and Virginia Tech beat Duke 78-75 on Monday night time to snap a seven-game shedding streak.
Virginia Tech (12-8, 2-7 ACC) hadn’t gained since topping Grambling on Dec. 17. The Hokies at the moment are 5-1 of their final six match-ups with Duke at Cassell Coliseum.
After a timeout with 35.3 seconds remaining, Virginia Tech dribbled down the clock earlier than Michael Collins Jr. made a jumper from the free-throw line for a 77-75 lead. Duke’s Tyrese Proctor was quick on an open 3-pointer and Collins was fouled. Collins made 1 of two on the line with 3.9 seconds to cap the scoring.
Cattoor completed with 15 factors, on 5 3-pointers, and two steals for Virginia Tech. Collins had six factors.
Kyle Filipowski scored a career-high 29 and recorded his tenth double-double this season with 10 rebounds for Duke (14-6, 5-4). Proctor and Dariq Whitehead added 10 factors apiece. Whitehead missed many of the second half with an obvious leg damage and was on crutches on the finish of the sport with a wrap round his decrease left leg.
Duke went four-plus minutes and not using a area purpose late within the second half, making simply two of its remaining 10 pictures. Proctor drained a 3-pointer with 38.9 seconds left, snapping a string of six misses from distance for Duke, to tie it at 75-all.
Each groups play once more on Saturday. Virginia Tech hosts Syracuse and Duke performs at Georgia Tech.
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