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UNC-Greensboro ambushes Virginia Tech

December 28th, 2013 2:37 pm by Associated Press

UNC-Greensboro ambushes Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech's Joey van Zegeren (2) blocks a shot by UNC-Greensboro's Kayel Locke during the first half Saturday in Blacksburg. (AP Photo)

BLACKSBURG — Kayel Locke scored 15 points, including six in the final two minutes, and North Carolina-Greensboro rallied to defeat Virginia Tech 55-52 on Saturday in men's basketball action.

Locke's basket with 1:23 left gave the Spartans a 50-49 lead and they held on down the stretch. Kyle Cain scored a game-high 18 points to lead UNC-Greensboro.

The Spartans (7-7) rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to record just their second victory ever over an Atlantic Coast Conference team.

Virginia Tech (7-5) had a chance to tie the game with 10.1 seconds left. Devin Wilson made a layup and was fouled, but he missed a free throw that would have tied the game at 53.

RJ White hit two free throws with 9.3 seconds left to give the Spartans a 55-52 lead. Wood missed a 3-pointer with three seconds left that would have tied the game.

The Hokies got 14 points from Wood.

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