CLEMSON, S.C. -- Senior guard Seth Allen scored 17 points,
including a crucial 3-pointer with 31 seconds left, and Virginia
Tech topped Clemson 82-81 Sunday night in an Atlantic Coast
Conference game at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Virginia Tech (15-4, 4-3 ACC) snapped a four-game losing streak
on Clemson's home court and dealt the Tigers (11-8, 1-6) their
sixth consecutive loss in league play.
Allen connected on 6 of 10 shots from the floor, including 3 of
5 from three-point range, while dishing out six assists.
Senior forward Zach LeDay added 16 points while sophomore guard
Ahmed Hill had 11 for Virginia Tech.
Senior forward Jaron Blossomgame and senior guard Avry Holmes
each scored 20 points for Clemson. Holmes had five 3-pointers,
extending his career-high streak to 15 consecutive games with at
least one made 3-point shot.
Virginia Tech led by as many as eight points, at 30-22, with
7:42 left in the first half, but Holmes scored six points in an
18-10 run to close the half and pull the Tigers within 41-40.
Clemson led 62-60 midway through the second half following a
fast-break dunk by Blossomgame, but Allen scored four points in
an 8-0 response that gave the Hokies a lead they would never
Virginia Tech connected on 16 of 17 free throws, including seven
straight in the final 2:23, to keep Clemson at bay.
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