- The Washington Times - Monday, January 26, 2009

From combined dispatches

Virginia Tech 88, Miami 83 (OT): Malcolm Delaney scored 29 points to lead the Hokies to an overtime victory against the Hurricanes in Coral Gables, Fla., on Sunday.

Delaney’s 3-pointer with 1:49 left in overtime gave the Hokies (14-5, 4-1 ACC) the lead for good at 84-83. A.D. Vasallo also scored 28 points.

Vasallo and Dorenzo Hudson each converted two free throws in the final 26 seconds to secure Virginia Tech’s fifth straight victory.

Virginia Tech rallied from an 81-77 deficit early in overtime with field goals from Jeff Allen, who finished with 17 points, and Delaney.

After Dwayne Collins’ two free throws gave the Hurricanes an 83-81 lead with 2:22 left, Delaney answered with a go-ahead 3-pointer over Miami’s Lance Hurdle and Jimmy Graham.

“Every game I come out, I feel I have something to prove,” said Delaney, whose previous career high was a 25-point performance against Seton Hall on Nov. 23. “But with our team, winning [is] our number one focus.”

Collins scored 23 points to lead Miami (14-5, 3-3), while Brian Asbury and Jack McClinton finished with 21 and 20 points, respectively.

But McClinton shot only 6-for-21 from the field in the game and missed on a possible game-tying 3-point attempt with 30 seconds left in overtime.

“Malcolm [Delaney] did as a good a job as you can on McClinton,” Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg said. “When we had to get the stop in overtime, we got it.”

Rhode Island 94, George Washington 86: Jimmy Baron and Lamonte Ulmer scored 18 points apiece, and the Rams hit six consecutive free throws in the final 38 seconds to outlast the Colonials in double overtime at Smith Center.

Delroy James scored seven of his 16 points in the second overtime, including a floater with 1:01 remaining to give the Rams (13-7, 2-3 Atlantic 10) the lead for good at 88-86.

Marquis Jones hit two free throws to put the Rams up by four in the final frame, but the Colonials’ (6-11, 0-5) Noel Wilmore was fouled shooting a 3-pointer. He converted his shots to trim the lead to 90-89 with 30.8 seconds remaining.

But Jones hit two more from the line, and Ulmer added two foul shots to seal the win with nine seconds left after blocking Wilmore’s late 3-point attempt.

The five point final margin was the Rams’ largest lead of the game, and the biggest for either side over the final 22 minutes.

Wilmore and Rob Diggs led the Colonials with 20 points, and Damian Hollis added 18.

Wilmore scored 11 points in the first half as the Colonials led 37-30 at halftime. Diggs scored 17 points in the second half, including a stretch of 13 consecutive points, before fouling out with 5:12 remaining.

Johnny Lee and Aaron Ware each scored 11 points for the Colonials, who had the final shot at the end of regulation and the first overtime, but jumpers from Wynton Witherspoon and Lee were off the mark.

Following two free throws from Hollis with 48 seconds remaining in regulation, Ulmer tied the game for the Rams at 68-68 on a short bank shot with 35 seconds left.

Kahiem Seawright, who scored 15 points and added a game-high 12 rebounds for Rhode Island, scored the final points in the first overtime on a short jump shot with 1:25 left to tie the game at 76-76.

Army 76, Navy 71: Cleveland Richard scored 17 points and Josh Miller added 14 as the Black Knights edged the Midshipmen in West Point, N.Y.

The Black Knights (5-13, 1-3 Patriot) led 33-26 at the half and shot 26-for-40 for the game.

Adam Teague scored 16 points, and off the bench Clif Colbert scored 14 and Jordan Sugars added 13 for the Midshipmen (14-6, 3-2). Navy shot only 19-for-61 from the field.


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