Clark hits game-winning 3 as Virginia stops Tech comeback 56-53, sweeps Hokies


Virginia guard Kihei Clark (0) celebrates his go-ahead 3-pointer against Virginia Tech in the closing seconds of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kihei Clark made a 3-pointer with 2.1 seconds left and Virginia recovered after blowing a big lead and beat Virginia Tech 56-53.

Clark’s lone 3-pointer gave the Cavaliers a season sweep and a four-game winning streak against the Hokies.

Tyrece Radford had tied it for Virginia Tech by slicing down the lane for a layup with 11 seconds left.

The loss was the Hokies’ eighth in nine games. Mamadi Diakite led Virginia with 19 points, Braxton Key had 10 with 11 rebounds and Clark had seven points, six rebounds and six assists.

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