No. 20 Virginia Tech fends off Wake Forest

Tyrece Radford scored 20 points and No. 20 Virginia Tech made enough defensive stops down the stretch to escape with a 64-60 road victory against Wake Forest on Sunday night in Winston-Salem, N.C.David N’Guessan and Hunter Cattoor both added 13 points for the Hokies (11-2, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who committed 15 turnovers.Keve Aluma pulled in 11 rebounds and blocked four shots to help compensate for his 1-for-6 shooting from the field for Virginia Tech, which shot 4-for-18 on 3-point attempts.Ismael Massoud came off the bench to score 12 points, aided by three of the team’s seven 3-point baskets, to pace Wake Forest. Daivien Williamson provided 11 points and Isaiah Mucius had 10.Wake Forest (3-5, 0-5) played its fourth consecutive game against a nationally ranked opponent. That stretch will cease with Wednesday night’s game at in-state rival North Carolina.The Demon Deacons were held to four field goals in the last 4 1/2 minutes, with two of those coming after trailing 63-55 with less than 10 seconds to play.Wake Forest had pulled even with eight minutes left. The Hokies never fell behind down the stretch, but they couldn’t pull away either.Cattoor made a pair of baskets, the second coming after Massoud’s 3-pointer for Wake Forest.

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