January 16, 2010
Hokies fall to #25 Florida State, 63-58
Delaney leads all scorers with 23 points
Virginia Tech (13-3, 1-2 ACC) 253358
(25) Florida State (14-4, 2-2 ACC) 323163
  • the Tucker Center - Tallahassee, Florida - 9,214
  • High Points: 23 - Malcolm Delaney
  • High Rebounds: 9 - Victor Davila

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.Virginia Tech put on a strong comeback, but #25 Florida State held on for a 63-58 victory Saturday night at the Tucker Center in Tallahassee. The Hokies fall to 13-3 overall and 1-2 in ACC action, while the Seminoles improve to 14-4 overall and 2-2 in league play.

FSU opened the game on a 15-5 run and pushed the lead to 27-13 with 4:44 remaining in the first half, before the Hokies cut the lead to 32-25 at the half. Tech opened the second half by cutting the lead to 32-28 on a three-pointer by Jeff Allen. Florida State upped the lead to 10 points several times during the second half, leading 57-47 with 1:32 remaining, The Hokies then got a lay-up by Dorenzo Hudson and three-pointers by Terrell Bell and Hudson and cut the lead to 59-58 on a three-pointer by Malcolm Delaney with four seconds remaining. Florida State hit four free throws in the final seconds and held on for the victory.

Delaney led all scorers with 23 points and Hudson added 19 points. Victor Davila grabbed nine rebounds and JT Thompson came off the bench to record a career-high five steals. Solomon Alabi and Deividas Dulkys scored 13 points each to lead three Seminoles in double-figures.

Tech forced FSU into 23 turnovers, but the Seminoles out rebounded the Hokies, 40-34. Tech hit nine of 22 three-point attempts for the game, for 40.9 percent.

The Hokies, who just finished a stretch that saw the team play three ranked teams in a week, return to action on Monday night, as they host North Carolina Central in their final non-conference game of the season. Tip-off is at 8 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum.

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