BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP)—A.D. Vassallo drained four free throws in the final 16.4 seconds of overtime to seal Virginia Tech’s 91-87 win over North Carolina State on Sunday.
The Hokies (15-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) rallied from a late 18-point deficit in the win, which put an end to their six-game losing streak against the Wolfpack (12-9, 2-6).
Virginia Tech used strong defense in the final 10 minutes of the second, and rallied to tie the game at 76-all. The Hokies held the Wolfpack to one field goal in the final 9:51, and closed regulation with a 21-10 run.
The Hokies tied the game with 17.9 seconds left on a short jumper by Vassallo over N.C. State’s Courtney Fells, sending the game into OT. Vassallo’s fouls shots would be the difference in the extra frame.
Vassallo led the Hokies with 24 points.
Ben McCauley paced the Wolfpack with 25.