|Vassallo helps Va. Tech beat Duquesne in NIT|
|Written by Admin|
|Wednesday, 18 March 2009 16:03|
With the victory, the Hokies moved to 19-14 overall on the season and advanced to the second round where they will host the winner of the Georgetown-Baylor game.
Duquesne (21-13), making its first postseason appearance since the 1994 NIT, closed out its best season since the 1971 team went 21-4.
Tech appeared to have the game under control in the first overtime, leading by six with under a minute to go. But the Dukes rallied and tied the game at 94 on Jackson's layup with less than 2 seconds left.
s made all 10 of their free throws to put the game away.