Virginia Tech 87, No. 23 Wake Forest 83

Virginia Tech 87, No. 23 Wake Forest 83

Published Feb. 16, 2010 9:33 p.m. ET

Malcolm Delaney scored 10 of his 31 points in the decisive final seven minutes Tuesday night and Virginia Tech rallied past No. 23 Wake Forest 87-83.

The Hokies (21-4, 8-3) remained unbeaten in 14 home games this season, moved into second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference and got the kind of victory they sorely need down the stretch to help offset one of the nation's weakest nonconference schedules.

Wake Forest (18-6, 8-4), which moved into the Top 25 for the first time this week, led most of the game until a 15-4 run by the Hokies pulled them even with 8:30 to play.

Then Delaney got hot and the Hokies held on for their fifth consecutive victory.