UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Keve Aluma scored 22 factors and Nahiem Alleyne added 20 as Virginia Tech upset No. 3 Villanova 81-73 in extra time on Saturday night time.
Tyrece Radford added eight factors and 13 rebounds for the Hokies (2-0), who didn’t know they’d be taking part in the nation’s third-ranked staff till early Friday morning.
Collin Gillespie scored 18 of his 25 factors within the first half for Villanova (2-1). Caleb Daniels added 17 factors and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl completed with 14 for the Wildcats.
The groups have been tied at 29 after 20 minutes and deadlocked at 38 5 minutes into the second half. The Wildcats appeared to take management of the sport from there, occurring an 11-0 run and holding the Hokies scoreless for 5 minutes.
However Virginia Tech chipped away and took the lead at 64-62 with 1.3 seconds remaining on a standard three-point play by Aluma, who scored on an exquisite help from Cartier Diarra within the lane, after which unintentionally made the free throw.
Villanova’s Justin Moore then drew a cost on Justyn Mutts on the inbounds play and Moore’s two foul pictures despatched the sport into extra time tied at 64.
Mutts made up for that mistake by scoring the primary 5 factors in additional time and the Hokies by no means relinquished the lead, outscoring the Wildcats 17-9 within the additional body.
The Hokies have been purported to face Temple on Saturday, however the Owls have been compelled to pause staff actions for 2 weeks on Thanksgiving after a constructive coronavirus take a look at in this system. That meant canceling not solely Saturday’s recreation, however a contest that had been scheduled for Dec. 3 at Villanova.
That left each the Hokies and the Wildcats on the Mohegan Solar in search of a recreation.
Virginia Tech: Neither staff has anybody over 6-foot-9 on the roster, however the Hokies outscored Villanova 32-22 within the paint and outrebounded the Wildcats 40-31.
Villanova: The Wildcats’ bench scored simply eight factors in opposition to the Hokies, who bought 25 factors from their reserves.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies keep in “Bubbleville” for a Sunday night time recreation in opposition to South Florida.
Villanova: The Wildcats head dwelling to play Saint Joseph’s, a recreation that was moved from Monday to Wednesday as a part of the schedule reshuffling ensuing from Temple’s virus points.
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