Number 5 Duke Goes To ACC Final After Beating Virginia Tech 77-63

GREENSBORO, NC – Nolan Smith scored 27 points and No. 5 Duke claimed a spot in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game by beating Virginia Tech 77-63 in the semifinals Saturday.

Kyle Singler added 13 points and 11 rebounds and Seth Curry had 10 points for the second-seeded Blue Devils (29-4).

The two-time defending league tournament champions and reigning national champs shot 47 percent and kept the Hokies at arm’s length throughout the second half to avenge a late-season loss and set up a third meeting with bitter rival North Carolina in the title game Sunday.

Malcolm Delaney, who’s second to Smith in the ACC scoring race, finished with 19 points on 4-of-14 shooting for the sixth-seeded Hokies (21-11). They were just 2 of 12 from 3-point range and couldn’t get closer than 10 in the final 14 minutes.

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