No. 22 Villanova Tops Virginia Tech 62-60
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) _ Katie Davis matched a season high with 26 points, and made five free throws in the final 43 seconds as No. 22 Villanova held on for a 62-60 victory Tuesday night over Virginia Tech.
It was the fifth straight victory for the Wildcats (11-1, 2-0 Big East). Erin Gibson had 17 points and Kerri Gardin a season-high 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Hokies (10-3, 1-1), who had won four in a row.
Davis was 8-for-11 from the field and 8-for-9 from the line. It was her sixth game with more than 20 points this season. She was 5-for-6 from the line in the final minute, and reserve Jenna Viani added a free throw with 14.1 seconds left to seal the win.
The Wildcats went on a 21-5 run _ paced by eight of Viani’s nine points _ to go ahead 47-37 with 8:57 left. Virginia Tech scored nine of the next 11 to pull to 49-46, but Trish Juhline and Courtney Mix made two free throws apiece to extend the Villanova lead to seven points with 3:06 remaining.
Juhline had nine points for Villanova. Ieva Kublina had nine points and 10 rebounds for Virginia Tech.