Wednesday Feb. 25, 2009
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- Malcolm Delaney scored 26 points and Virginia Tech ended a three-game losing streak by rallying past No. 12 Clemson 80-77 on Wednesday night.
Delaney put the Hokies (17-10, 7-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) ahead for good with 7 minutes left, then kept pushing them forward to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive.
Clemson (22-5, 8-5) had a final shot to tie the game, but Demontez Stitt's desperation 3-point try bounced off the rim.
The Hokies jumped on the court with Delaney leading the cheers. And why not? His latest performance capped an amazing two games against the Tigers this season. He had 37 points last month -- still tops in the ACC this year -- in Clemson's 86-82 win at Blacksburg.
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