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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | February 26, 2018

Virginia Tech upsets No. 5 Duke on Chris Clarke's late basket

If Virginia Tech entered Monday night's game against No. 5 Duke with its NCAA tournament status somewhere on the dreaded bubble, the Hokies' 64-63 court-storm-invoking win over the Blue Devils went a long way in their pursuit of a tournament bid.

A critical video review in the final 30 seconds of the game ruled that Duke's Marvin Bagley III had last touched the basketball before it went out of bounds, giving Virginia Tech possession, trailing 63-62. The Hokies capped off a 13-3 run to end the game with Chris Clarke catching Nickeil Alexander-Walker's missed jump shot and laying it off the glass for what proved to be the game-winner.

Clarke scored the team's final six points to complete the comeback.

Duke had just over three seconds to attempt a game-winning shot of its own. Grayson Allen's final 3-point heave was short and Bagley III's tip-in was after the buzzer, giving Virginia Tech another signature win to a resume that includes victories over Virginia, Clemson and North Carolina.

Watch Clarke's game-winner below.

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