Wake Forest can't complete comeback against Va. Tech

Angelo Anderson
January 13, 2018

He had totaled 14 points for the first three ACC games.

Ahmed Hill scored 21 points while Justin Robinson came up with three critical baskets late to help Virginia Tech hold off Wake Forest 83-75 on Wednesday night, helping the Hokies even their Atlantic Coast Conference record after an 0-2 start. That was the end of a long 16-8 run that spanned almost seven minutes, and it gave the home team life at the end of the game.

Sign up today for a free 30 day free trial of unlimited digital access. "You let any team score 45 points in league play and be down like that, of course it's going to be a tough grind to come back". "We rest. We don't really practice that long because these guys know what we're doing".

Wake Forest center Doral Moore scored in double figures for the first time since December 18, with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Photo Credit: Harley TaylorStay up with The Tech Lunch Pail for the latest on Virginia Tech. You know it; I know it; they know it. "We thought we could wear them down and that was not the case tonight".

Tech was 7 of 14 from 3-point territory in the first half as it built a 45-30 halftime cushion. Wake's best rally in half got them to within 34-28 with just over 3:30 left but the Hokies closed with a 11-2 run, capped by a fastbreak layup just before the buzzer after the Deacs didn't hold for the last shot and Woods misfired on a 3-pointer with just under 10 seconds left. Bowman added a highlight dunk in the run.

Woods, Wake Forest's second-leading scorer, was a game-time decision because of a knee injury.

"They average probably like a minute off a game", Crawford said. The Hokies also hit 12 3-pointers, their best output from behind the arc in a month, and had 20 assists on 29 baskets.

"Bowman and Robinson - those two guys are pretty dynamic and explosive", Manning said.

Wake Forest can't complete comeback against Va. Tech
Wake Forest can't complete comeback against Va. Tech

Five Hokies scored in double figures, including Kerry Blackshear Jr.

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons trailed the entire way and struggled to dig out of a hole that began from the opening tip. They had shot worse than 35 percent in each of their past five games, including worse than 20 percent in each of the past two games. "When we have good shooters at every position, all those things were part of it".

Down 61-44 with 11:42 left, the Demon Deacons (8-8, 1-3) cut the lead to 70-66 with 2:48 to go.

The Hokies (13-4, 2-2) have won four of their past six games, including two straight in conference play.

Childress scored 17 points as the Deacons cut into a 17-point deficit over the last 11:42.

Red Sox star outfielder Mookie Betts watched the game from the front row across from BC's bench.

Thanks to a sizzling first half, the Virginia Tech men's basketball team picked up its first ACC road win of the season Wednesday night.

Boston College: At No. 12 North Carolina on Tuesday before consecutive home games against Dartmouth and No. 24 Florida State.

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