November 26, 2010
Hokies come from behind to down Oklahoma State, 56-51
Delaney leads Hokies with 16 points
Virginia Tech (4-1, 2-0 Tourn) 263056
Oklahoma State (4-1, 1-1 Tourn) 292251
  • Anaheim, Calif.
  • High Points: 16 - Malcolm Delaney
  • High Rebounds: 7 - Jeff Allen, Terrell Bell

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Virginia Tech closed the game on an 18-6 run to come from behind and defeat previously unbeaten Oklahoma State, 56-51, in the semifinals of the 2010 76 Classic at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Cailf. The victory improves the Hokies to 4-1 overall, while the Cowboys fall to 4-1 on the season.

OSU took a 45-38 lead on a jump shot by Ray Penn with 6:02 remaining in the game. Tech went on a 10-3 run and tied the game at 48-48 with 2:27 remaining on a pair of free throws by Malcolm Delaney. Tech did not make a field goal in the final three and a half minutes, but went 10 for 12 from the line during that stretch to secure the victory, including four consecutive free throws by Delaney in the final 16 seconds.

Delaney led the Hokies with 16 points and was 10-for-11 from the line for the contest. Jeff Allen scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Jean-Paul Olukemi came off the bench to lead the Pokes with 17 points and Marshall Moses added 14 points and 12 rebounds.

Tech held OSU to a season-low 28.8 percent from the field and forced the Cowboys into 16 turnovers. OSU also hit just 23.1 percent of their three points attempts for the game.

Sophomore forward Cadarian Raines made his first appearance of the season, after missing the first four games with a foot injury. Freshman guard Tyrone Garland, seeing increased playing time due to Thursday’s injury to Erick Green, scored his first six collegiate points in eight minutes of action for Tech.

The Hokies will return to action on Sunday in the championship game of the 76 Classic. Tech will face UNLV at 9 p.m. on ESPN.

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