7:00 PM ET, March 22, 2010
Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Dorenzo Hudson scored 17 of his game-high 27 points in the second half to lift Virginia Tech past Connecticut 65-63 in a second-round NIT game Monday night.The Hokies (25-8), who tied a school record for victories in a season, advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT, where they will play Rhode Island at home Wednesday night. Tech is 17-1 at home this season, with the lone loss coming in double overtime to Maryland."The resiliency and toughness and competitive spirit of this team never ceases to amaze me," Hokies coach Seth Greenberg said. "They're just an amazing group. Keeping their composure, their ability to make plays down the stretch, their ability to get stops. They're just a tough, competitive group that finds a way to win.
Top of the Line
With the second-round victory over UConn, Virginia Tech tied its school record for victories (25). Looking at the last time that mark was reached, it could be a good sign for the Hokies.
|'94-95||25-10||Won NIT championship|
|'95-96||23-6||Lost in NCAA second round|
|'82-83||23-11||Lost in NIT second round|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-60 (.417)||24-57 (.421)|
|3P Made-Attempted||4-16 (.250)||2-11 (.182)|
|FT Made-Attempted||9-16 (.563)||15-23 (.652)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||18 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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