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College basketball: Virginia Tech upsets No. 5 Duke

College basketball: Virginia Tech upsets No. 5 Duke

Virginia Tech entered Atlantic Coast Conference play with a sparkling record and several quality wins to its credit, but the Hokies hadn't faced a ranked foe all season. 

That test came Saturday — and they passed rather easily. 

Justin Bibbs scored 18 points to lead host Virginia Tech to an 89-75 upset of No. 5 Duke in the ACC opener for both teams. 

Bibbs broke out of a seasonlong slump for the Hokies (12-1, 1-0), who won their eighth straight game. Virginia Tech hasn't lost since squandering a 17-point, second-half lead in a 68-65 loss to Texas A&M on Nov. 25. 

“Our confidence is sky high right now,” Bibbs said. “I feel like we can play...

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