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U-M struggles late, lose to Va. Tech 73-70

Michigan struggles late, lose to Virginia Tech, 73-70, in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Duncan Robinson’s fade away three-pointer clanked off the rim. And with it, Michigan squandered what looked like a sure fire victory only moments prior.

Seth Allen’s 3-pointer with 1:02 remaining proved to be the game winner for Virginia Tech, as the Hokies used a 21-10 run down the stretch to defeat the Wolverines, 73-70, in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Michigan’s (5-2) Zak Irvin led all scorers with 23 points on 10-of-20 shooting, including 3-of-8 from 3s. Though he was 0-of-4 from 3s in the second half.

As a unit, U-M shot 10-of-27 from 3s, while VT shot a more efficient 6-of-14.

Robinson added 15 points with Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman finishing with 13.   

Zach LeDay led Virginia Tech (6-1) with 18 points.

Michigan led VT 39-30 at the half.

Michigan next plays host to Kennesaw State on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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