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...