Va. Tech holds on to upset No. 1 Wake Forest, 78-71

College Basketball Nation

January 22, 2009|By From Sun staff and news services

Malcolm Delaney (Towson Catholic) scored 21 points and visiting Virginia Tech held on to upset top-ranked Wake Forest, 78-71, last night for its second victory over a No. 1 team in three seasons.

"Just coming onto their home court and doing it - that makes it feel a little more special," A.D. Vassallo said.

Vassallo and Jeff Allen added 16 points apiece for the Hokies (12-6, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Jeff Teague scored 23 points on 10-for-16 shooting for Wake Forest (16-1, 3-1), which was playing as a No. 1 team for the first time since November 2004 when Chris Paul was running the show.

No. 5 North Carolina 94, No. 10 Clemson 70: : Wayne Ellington had 25 points to keep the Tar Heels (17-2, 3-2 ACC) perfect in 54 home games, an NCAA record, against Clemson (16-2, 2-2).

Miami 75, Florida State 69: : Jack McClinton (Calvert Hall) scored a season-high 28 points, including three free throws in the final 25 seconds, and the host Hurricanes (14-4, 3-2 ACC) ended a five-game skid to the Seminoles (15-4, 2-2).

Top 25 men

Northwestern 70, No. 7 Michigan State 63: : Kevin Coble scored 31 points and the Wildcats (10-6, 2-4 Big Ten) ended a 28-game home-court winning streak for the Spartans (15-3, 5-1).

No. 3 Connecticut 89, No. 20 Villanova 83: : A.J. Price's scored a career-high 29 points to lead led the host Huskies (17-1, 6-1 Big East) to their sixth straight victory.

No. 6 Oklahoma 72, Nebraska 61: : Blake Griffin had 27 points and 18 rebounds for his 15th double double, and the host Sooners (18-1, 4-0 Big 12) became the first team in the nation with 18 wins.

State men

McDaniel 65, Johns Hopkins 49: : Miguel Jones had 22 points, and the host Green Terror (12-3, 7-1 Centennial) won its eighth straight, tying a school record. Andrew Farber-Miller had 13 points for the Blue Jays (10-5, 5-3).

Washington College 90, Swarthmore 71: : Sal Schittino (Loyola) scored 14 points in 77 seconds in the second half and finished with a career-high 17 for the host Shoremen (6-9, 3-5 Centennial).

Salisbury 63, Marymount 61: : Devin Jones and Ronald Mann went a combined 3-for-4 from the line to preserve the win for the visiting Sea Gulls (8-9, 5-3 CAC).

Stevenson 79, Hood 75: : Greg Woody had 25 points, and the host Mustangs (4-12, 3-4 CAC) beat the Blazers (5-11, 2-5).

UMES 73, North Carolina Central 58: : Neal Pitt scored 24 points as the visiting Hawks (4-11) ended a two-game losing streak.

Frostburg State 101, Mount Aloysius 91: : Keith Hazel had a season-high 24 points to lead three Bobcats with 20 or more points.

State women

UMES 57, Longwood 55: : Adobi Agbasi hit a jumper with two seconds left to lift the visiting Hawks (6-9) over the Lancers (5-12).

UMBC 76, Albany 63:: Carlee Cassidy scored 21 points to power the host Retrievers (11-7, 3-2 America East) past the Great Danes (3-14, 1-3).

Stevenson 59, Hood 29: : Amanda Craig and Breonna Brewer combined to score 42 points for the host Mustangs (4-12, 2-5 Capital Athletic Conference).

Allyson Lethbridge had 13 points for the Blazers (3-13, 1-6 CAC).

Navy 59, Holy Cross 50: : The visiting Midshipmen (9-10, 2-2 Patriot League) shot 60 percent from the field.

Marymount 72, Salisbury 53: : Janay Johnson had a game-high 22 points in a losing effort for the visiting Sea Gulls (3-14, 2-5 CAC).

Frostburg State 68, Mount Aloysius 51: : Jamie Morningstar (14 points) hit four three-pointers to power the Bobcats to their fourth straight win.

Elsewhere

New Jersey Tech 61, Bryant 51: : The host Highlanders (1-18) ended their 51-game losing streak.

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