Virginia Tech beats NC State 73-68 in overtime

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Seth Allen and Jalen Hudson scored 23 points each to lift Virginia Tech past North Carolina State 73-68 in overtime on Saturday.

Allen hit 9 of 19 from the floor, including three 3-pointers for the Hokies (9-5, 1-0 ACC). His 3-pointer with 17 seconds remaining in regulation tied the game at 61.

Virginia Tech’s Shane Henry blocked a layup attempt by NC State’s Anthony “Cat” Barber with one second left in regulation that would have won the game for the Wolfpack.

Kerry Blackshear, Jr. scored six of his nine points in overtime for the Hokies, including a basket with 1:23 to go that gave Virginia Tech the lead for good. NC State made just one field goal in overtime and missed seven free throws.

Hudson scored 19 in the second half to help the Hokies rally from a 16-point, first-half deficit.

Barber scored 21 points to lead the Wolfpack (10-4, 0-1).

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