Virginia Tech rallies for 73-70 win over Michigan

Michigan guard Duncan Robinson (22) reacts after drawing a charging penalty from Virginia Tech guard Chris Clarke (15) under the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (Tony Ding/AP Photo)
Michigan guard Duncan Robinson (22) reacts after drawing a charging penalty from Virginia Tech guard Chris Clarke (15) under the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. (Tony Ding/AP Photo)

By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Zach LeDay scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half, and Virginia Tech rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat Michigan 73-70 on Wednesday night.

The Hokies (6-1) trailed 67-63 late in the second half before a 3-pointer by Justin Bibbs started an 8-0 run. Seth Allen gave Virginia Tech the lead with a driving layup, then added a 3-pointer.

Duncan Robinson’s 3-pointer with 42 seconds left pulled Michigan (5-2) to within a point, and an offensive foul on Allen gave the Wolverines the ball back. But Michigan was out of timeouts, and Zak Irvin ended up trying a tough jumper from just inside the arc that missed.

After Bibbs made two free throws with 3.9 seconds left, Robinson had a chance to tie it, but his 3-pointer from the left wing missed.

Michigan was in total control at the start, jumping out to a 17-4 lead and eventually going up 23-8 on a 3-pointer by Derrick Walton. Virginia Tech was down 39-30 at halftime but opened the second half with a 9-2 run.

Irvin led Michigan with 23 points.