Virginia Tech beats Penn State 66-64

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP)—Malcolm Delaney scored 11 of his 27 points during a key second-half stretch and Virginia Tech benefited from Penn State’s poor foul shooting in a 66-64 win Saturday night.

Delaney led the Hokies (8-1) to a 53-47 lead with 10:57 left after a three-point play.

Penn State (6-4) scraped together runs on second-chance points and transition buckets. Andrew Jones’ two foul shots put the Nittany Lions back on top 59-58 with 4:20 left

But Delaney sank two free throws after Chris Babb was whistled for an intentional foul on a fast break.

Later, Penn State’s Talor Battle missed two free throws, while Tech’s Dorenzo Hudson followed with two foul shots for a 62-59 lead with 1:50 left.

A deep 3 by Battle with 7.7 seconds left got Penn State within 65-64. After a Hokies free throw, Battle missed a potential game-tying layup at the buzzer.

Battle finished with 32 points.

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 Virginia Tech
Malcolm Delaney Malcolm Delaney
9-20,  27 Pts
3 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Penn St.
Talor Battle Talor Battle
12-26,  32 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists

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