- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Hannah Young hit a long jumper with 0.5 seconds remaining to help No. 15 Virginia Tech beat No. 10 seed N.C. State, 57-56, in the first round of the ACC women’s basketball tournament on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech (11-19) had lost nine in a row and went 1-15 in conference regular-season play, but advanced to Thursday’s second round to play No. 7 Pittsburgh.

Vanessa Panousis had 19 points and eight assists, Sidney Cook scored 12 points and Kelsey Conyers had 10 points for the Hokies, who improved to 1-15 all-time against N.C. State.

Young finished with nine points, all in the final 7:02.

Miah Spencer converted a three-point play, after she was fouled by Young on a jumper, to give N.C. State (16-14) a one-point lead with 15 seconds left.

Panousis drove into the key and, as the defense collapsed, found Young, who hit the winner with her left foot on the 3-point line, in the corner.

Spencer scored a team-high 19 points for the Wolfpack, who made just five of 19 second-half field goals.



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