News 12 @ 6 Sunday March 9, 2008
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Demontez Stitt hit two free throws with 3.8
seconds left to lift No. 24 Clemson past Virginia Tech 70-69 today. The Tigers held on despite making just three field goals in the final 12:20.
Clemson locked up a third-place finish in the Atlantic Coast
Conference. That's the Tigers' best finish since winning the
regular season title in 1990 and is probably enough to put it in
the NCAA tournament for the first time in a decade. Virginia Tech
fell to fourth in the league, and its NCAA hopes are murky at best.
The Hokies (18-12, 9-7) led 69-68 after Deron Washington tipped
in A.D. Vassallo's miss with 9 seconds left. But Stitt drove and
was fouled by Vassallo with 3.8 seconds to go. The Tigers shoot
less than 63 percent from the line, but Stitt made them both.
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