After Virginia Tech fell behind by 11 with just over three minutes remaining it seemed as though Duke had survived a sluggish effort and was cruising towards another victory. However, the Hokies stormed back with a 12-0 run that was capped by a Coleman Collins tip in of Zabian Dowdell's missed shot to give Virginia Tech the lead with one second left. After reviewing the television monitors the referees determined an additional 0.6 seconds was to be added to the clock, giving Duke 1.6 seconds for a miracle.
Freshman Josh McRoberts did his best Grant Hill impersonation, throwing a perfect inbounds pass to Dockery, who played Laettner, only with a much more difficult shot. After taking the pass, Dockery took one dribble inside half court before launching the final shot from on top of the "Coach K Court" logo.
It rattled in and sent Cameron into pandemonium with the students storming the court to join the throng of Blue Devils celebrating around Dockery.
Before the heroics, it was the same old story for the Blue Devils as yet another opponent took the fight to Duke from the opening tip. Only this time there was no heroic effort from senior captain J.J. Redick for most of the game, as the senior was plagued with early foul trouble while suffering through an off shooting night. Redick finished 18 points, but shot just 6-of-19 from the floor including 2-of-8 from long range.
Without Redick the Blue Devils were left with just one proven scorer in the form of the senior Shelden Williams, who put in a huge effort with 21 points and a career best 19 rebounds. He also added five blocks on the night.
However, it was the "other" senior captain's night as Dockery scored a season high 19 points including 4-of-5 shooting from behind the arc.
Virginia Tech took a one point lead into halftime and continued to fight tooth and nail with the heavily favored Blue Devils all night long behind the efforts of Collins' 25 points and eight rebounds. Dowdell added 15 for the Hokies, who drop to 5-3 on the season.