VT men's basketball schedule released

VT men's basketball schedule released

The first ACC game of the James Johnson era will be a road one, at Maryland on January 5, the school announced in addition to Virginia Tech's entire slate of conference games for the 2012-13 season.

Playing an 18-game ACC schedule for the first time, the Hokies first home game comes against Boston College on Jan. 9. Three of Virginia Tech's final four games come on the road, including the regular season at finale at Wake Forest.

In addition to Maryland and Wake Forest, the Hokies will also play home-and home against Georgia Tech, Clemson, Virginia, Miami and Duke.Boston College, Florida State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Johnson enters his first season as the Hokies men's basketball coach.

2012-13 Virginia Tech ACC Mens Basketball Schedule (home games in CAPS)

Sat. Jan. 5 at Maryland 12 p.m

Wed. Jan. 9 BOSTON COLLEGE 7 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 12 at Georgia Tech 2:30 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 19 WAKE FOREST 2 p.m.

Thur. Jan. 24 VIRGINIA 8 p.m.

Sun. Jan. 27 at Clemson 1 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 30 MIAMI 9 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 2 at North Carolina 12 p.m.

Thur. Feb. 7 MARYLAND 9 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 9 GEORGIA TECH 1 p.m.

Tue. Feb. 12 at Virginia 7 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 16 at NC State 2 p.m.

Thur. Feb. 21 DUKE 9 p.m.

Sun. Feb. 24 FLORIDA STATE 6 p.m.

Wed. Feb. 27 at Miami 7 p.m.

Sat. March 2 CLEMSON 8 p.m.

Tue. March 5 at Duke 7 p.m.

Sun. March 10 at Wake Forest 2 p.m.

March 14-17 ACC Tournament (Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.)

Virginia Tech deals Clemson its 6th consecutive ACC loss

Virginia Tech deals Clemson its 6th consecutive ACC loss

CLEMSON, S.C. — Seth Allen scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half as hot-shooting Virginia Tech held off Clemson 82-81 on Sunday, sending the Tigers to their sixth straight Atlantic Coast Conference loss.

The Hokies (15-4, 4-3 ACC) shot 60.9 percent (14 of 23) in the second half and 54.7 percent overall to win for the third time in the past four games. Allen made five of his six shots — including three 3-pointers — in the final 20 minutes and had a critical steal with 90 seconds left to keep Virginia Tech out front.

The Tigers (11-8, 1-6) appeared to take the lead down 70-69 as Jaron Blossomgame's shot with 3:48 left was rolling around and ready to fall in when teammate Sidy Djitte, attempting a tip in, knocked it away.

Chris Clarke soon followed with a three-point play and Allen hit a crushing 3-pointer with 29 seconds left to seal things for the Hokies.

Clemson got within 80-78 with 5.9 seconds left on Blossomgame's 3-pointer. But Justin Bibbs hit two foul shots to seal things.

Blossomgame and Avry Holmes had 20 points each for Clemson, whose ACC losing streak is its longest since dropping seven straight to end the 2012-13 season.

Holmes hit a 3-pointer for Clemson as time ran out to end the scoring.

Zach LeDay had 16 points and Ahmed Hill had 11 for the Hokies.

MORE NCAA: Georgetown is back on a losing streak

Georgetown falls to No. 22 Xavier for second time this season

Georgetown falls to No. 22 Xavier for second time this season

CINCINNATI — Edmond Sumner overcame a painful left shoulder and led a second-half surge that swept No. 22 Xavier to an 86-75 victory over Georgetown on Sunday, ending the Musketeers' longest losing streak in three years.

Xavier (14-5, 4-3) had dropped three straight — all against ranked Big East teams. The Musketeers allowed a 12-point lead to slip away in the second half on Sunday before their injured point guard frustrated the Hoyas (10-10, 1-6) again. Sumner had a career-high 28 points in an 81-76 win at Georgetown on Dec. 31.

Sumner wore a support on his injured left shoulder and sat on the bench grimacing late in the first half. He had a jumper, a three-point play and a pair of free throws during a 12-3 run that put Xavier in control 70-61. He finished with 14 points.

Trevon Bluiett led Xavier with 24 points. J.P. Macura added 20.

Rodney Pryor scored 23 for Georgetown, which lost for the sixth time in seven games.

MORE NCAA: No. 16 UVA tops Georgia Tech