Updated: Monday, 22 Mar 2010, 10:44 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 22 Mar 2010, 10:42 PM EDT
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - Dorenzo Hudson scored 17 of his game-high 27 points in the second half to lift Virginia Tech past Connecticut 65-63 in a second-round NIT game Monday night.
The Hokies (25-8), who tied a school record for victories, advanced to the quarterfinals of the NIT, where they will play Rhode Island at home on a date to be determined.
Following a timeout with 22 seconds left and the Hokies trailing 63-62, Hudson buried a 17-foot jumper with 14.1 seconds to go to give them a one-point lead.
After UConn (18-16) called a timeout, Kemba Walker, who led the Huskies with 18 points, had a shot blocked by Virginia Tech's Jeff Allen. Walker got the loose ball and threw it to Gavin Edwards, who missed a layup and the Hokies' Terrell Bell got the rebound.
Walker fouled Bell with less than a second to go and Bell made the second of two free throws, giving Tech a 65-63 lead. Walker's long shot was off the mark as time expired.