Friday, December 15, 2017
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Hokies slip past Cavaliers

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Zach LeDay scored 18 of his 22 in the second half and blocked London Perrantes' attempt to tie in the final seconds as Virginia Tech stunned No. 4 Virginia 70-68 on Monday night.

The Hokies (10-5, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) got 16 points from Justin Bibbs and 13 from Seth Allen in ending a seven-game losing streak against their in-state rivals. After the final horn, Hokies fans stood and screamed with delight as the school's adopted anthem, "Enter Sandman," shook the walls of Cassell Coliseum.

Perrantes hit six 3-pointers in the second half and led Virginia (12-2, 1-1) with 22 points, but LeDay swatted his driving layup in the final seconds, preserving Virginia Tech's slim margin.

Anthony Gill added 17 points for Virginia, which outrebounded the Hokies and shot better but had 16 turnovers that led to 26 points for Virginia Tech.

NO. 17 W. VA. 95, TCU 87: Jaysean Paige scored seven of his 20 in the late game-clinching run for the foul-plagued Mountaineers (13-1, 2-0 Big 12), who won their sixth straight game.

Paige led six players in double figures for the They had two players foul out, and Paige was among four others who finished with four fouls.

Tarik Phillip made a 3-pointer with 5:40 left to make it 75-74, starting a 14-2 run in less than three minutes that put WVU ahead to stay. Paige followed with a layup and later was on the receiving end of contact from Chris Washburn, who was called for a deadball technical foul while they were going for a rebound. That led to six quick points.

Phillip finished with 18 points and Jonathan Holton had 15 for the Mountaineers. Daxter Miles Jr. had 14 points and Devin Williams and Jevon Carter 13 each.

Chauncey Collins led TCU with 20 points, including four 3-pointers. Karviar Shephard made 10 of 11 free throws while scoring 18.

The Mountaineers had 33 fouls, their third game this season with at least 30. The last time they had more was 34 in a home overtime win over TCU last January.

AP POLL: Kansas and Oklahoma, who faced off Monday night, moved to the top two spots. No. 19 Iowa, No. 23 Connecticut, No. 24 Pittsburgh and No. 25 Dayton were the four newcomers, replacing Utah, Cincinnati, Baylor and UCLA.

Women

NO. 14 ARIZ. ST. 49, NO. 9 STANFORD 31: Sophie Brunner and Arnecia Hawkins scored 12 each for the host Sun Devils (11-3, 2-0 Pac-12), who held the Cardinal (11-3, 1-1) to its fewest points ever on 25.6 percent shooting from the field (11-of-43).

NO. 12 TENN. 71, NO. 20 MISSOURI 55: Diamond DeShields had 11 points and nine rebounds and Bashaara Graves had 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the visiting Volutunteers (10-3) in an SEC opener for both teams. The Tigers (13-1) shot 32.8 percent (21-of-64) from the field and made just 2 of 21 (9.5 percent) 3-pointers, both season worsts.

AP POLL: USF slipped two spots to No. 22 in this week's poll. The Bulls host No. 1 UConn at 5 p.m. Sunday. No. 25 Seton Hall entered the poll, and Miami fell out.

LAWSUIT: Former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Volunteers strength coaches settled a gender discrimination and retaliation lawsuit they filed against the university in the fall of 2012. The university said it had reached a $750,000 settlement with Moshak, Heather Mason and Collin Schlosser plus "attorneys' fees to be determined by the court."

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