Virginia Tech beats Penn State 66-64
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.