SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP)—Dante Jackson’s buzzer-beater from beyond halfcourt lifted Xavier to a 63-62 win over Virginia Tech in overtime at the O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip Off on Friday.
After Virginia Tech went up 62-60 on Jeff Allen’s tip-in with 3 seconds left in overtime, Jackson took the inbounds pass, dribbled a few steps and made his only field goal of game. He had missed his first eight attempts for the Musketeers (4-0).
Derrick Brown led Xavier with 16 points and C.J. Anderson added 13. Kenny Frease added nine points, including two free throws to tie the game 52-all with 2:25 to go in the second half. Neither team scored again in regulation.
Allen led the Hokies (3-1) with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Malcolm Delaney added 15 points, including a 3-pointer with 5:13 left in regulation that gave Virginia Tech a 52-45 lead.