Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Robinson helps Virginia Tech stun No. 2 Virginia

Robinson helps Virginia Tech stun No. 2 Virginia

Virginia Tech shot 57% in the first half compared to a mere 36% from the Cavaliers, one of the reasons why Tech had the biggest lead over Virginia a team has had all season with 12 points at one point in the first half.

But then came the hard part: playing Virginia Tech on Saturday night. The Hokies took a 61-60 victory against one of the top teams in the RPI of your choice, not to mention the country.

For Virginia Tech (18-7, 7-5), the rivalry win will serve as the crown jewel of a resume that had previously appeared destined for the NCAA tournament bubble.

Justin Robinson continued his torrid pace to lead Virginia Tech to a 61-60 overtime upset over rival No. 2 Virginia on Saturday night in Atlantic Coast Conference play at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.

Virginia shot a season-low 34.4 percent overall.

"The tournament hopes, I don't know what's happening and what's being said".

Virginia redshirt freshman De'Andre Hunter says, "It doesn't say we still can't get the number one seed but we're not really focused on that".

The Cavaliers (23-2, 12-1) still hold a two-game lead in the ACC over second-place Clemson with five games left in the regular season but failed to sweep the season series in the Commonwealth Clash.

And it's not just Duke that's on the horizon. "And in my opinion, it's an incredible credit, and it speaks to the fiber and the character of our guys that in early February they were willing to accept what we were saying and figure out a way to be accountable in what we had to do". "We're a very talented team". There are three teams each from the Big Ten and Big 12. "I started shooting and it started going in and it kept going in and in and in". There's still a long time to go. Wilson started his second straight game this season in JPJ and had a fantastic game, racking up 7 points while shooting a ideal 2-2 from the floor, including making his second three pointer of the season. College Basketball analyst Jay Williams has drawn the most attention to the program by producing a twitter video that challenged Virginia students to play him one versus one at the university gym. "Watching tape of ourselves and literally just practicing that".

"No drills, no offense, nothing".

"They pressed and we just panicked", Boyle said.

That doesn't mean Williams' strategy was popular with his players. "Nobody jumped to the ball".

On the season, Virginia shoots 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range. Virginia did hit 11 3-pointers, but needed 38 attempts (28.9 percent) to do it.

Virginia head coach Joanne Boyle said on the UVA athletics website, "I am extremely proud of our team for withstanding the huge run that Virginia Tech made down the stretch". If they're going to jam the lane that much, you do have to knock down some shots. "I saw the ball go up, and ... it just felt like I was just over everyone - and that's different for me. If you are little off it is not enough".

Guy was off by quite a bit.

After UVa's Dominique Toussaint made two free throws, Tech's Kendyl Brooks sank a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 58-56.

"This was a big win on the road, especially how we were able to battle adversity and win in overtime", junior guard Justin Robinson said.

Bennett, though, shouldn't be anxious, at least not according to Williams.

"The committee was pretty strong in its consensus of the No. 1 teams, but there was a lot of dialogue all the way through the first quadrant because the teams are so close", Rasmussen said.

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