No. 3 Duke holds off Virginia Tech

By The Sports Network
January 19, 2014 - 3:06pm

Blacksburg, VA ( - Tricia Liston scored 22 points and pulled
down six rebounds as third-ranked Duke slipped past Virginia Tech, 74-70.

Alexis Jones scored 19 points with six assists, while Haley Peters had 11 points and eight boards for the Blue Devils (18-1, 5-0 ACC), who have won eight straight since their only loss of the season to Connecticut on Dec. 17.

Uju Ugoka had a game-high 29 points and 11 rebounds for the Hokies (10-7, 0-4), who have dropped their past five games. Vanessa Panousis gave 21 points thanks to 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point range.

Duke held a 15-point lead entering the second half, but Virginia Tech twice chipped that deficit to three point