Scores

Final

Virginia Tech 54

(17-8, 7-5 ACC)

Virginia 61

(13-13, 4-8 ACC)

    Coverage: ACC

    1:00 PM ET, February 19, 2011

    John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia

    1 2 T
    VT 23 3154
    UVA 28 3361

    Top Performers

    Virginia Tech: J. Allen 11 Pts, 15 Reb, 4 Stl

    Virginia: J. Harris 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Virginia 61, Virginia Tech 54

    Associated Press

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Mustapha Farrakhan scored 16 points and made key shots down the stretch to lead Virginia to a 61-54 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday.

    Joe Harris finished with 15 points for the Cavaliers (13-13, 4-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who ended a three-game losing streak.

    Malcolm Delaney scored 22 points for the Hokies (17-8, 7-5) with 22 points. Erick Green added 12.

    Farrakhan's fastbreak layup following a Virginia Tech turnover gave Virginia an eight-point lead with 52 seconds to go and forced the visitors to play catch-up the rest of the way.

    The win by Virginia gave it a season sweep over its in-state rival and evened the all-time ACC series at seven games apiece.

    Virginia, which led by five at the half, came out on fire to start the second half.

    Back-to-back 3-pointers by Harris and Sammy Zeglinski, and then an Assane Sene dunk, were part of an 8-2 Cavaliers' run that led to a quick Virginia Tech timeout.

    Later, another Zeglinski 3-pointer gave Virginia its largest lead of the game at 44-29.

    But Tech, behind Delaney, stormed back. Delaney knocked down two straight 3-pointers as part of a 13-1 run that pulled the Hokies to 45-42.

    However, Farrakhan added a 3-pointer from the wing to stop the bleeding. Later, he added a jumper to make it a 50-44 Cavaliers' advantage.

    In the first half, neither team led by more than four points -- until Virginia went on a 7-1 run in the final 90 seconds. The Cavaliers' spurt was highlighted by the outside shooting of Jontel Evans. The sophomore guard, not known for his shot, answered an Erick Green 3-pointer with a triple of his own to give Virginia a 24-22 lead.

    After an Akil Mitchell bucket in the lane, which came off a pass from Zeglinski, Evans hit a long off-balance jumper with 2.8 seconds on the clock to give Virginia a 28-23 lead at the break.

    Virginia Tech plays at Wake Forest Tuesday night, while Virginia plays at Georgia Tech on Wednesday.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VT
    UVA
    Points 54 61
    FG Made-Attempted 21-52 (.404) 21-46 (.457)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-22 (.318) 11-23 (.478)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-7 (.714) 8-13 (.615)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 13 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 15

    2010-11 Season

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