Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Hall's 25 lead No. 3 Virginia past NC State 68-51

Virginia's lead was still 11, but North Carolina State was trying to rally and a sense of unease was growing at John Paul Jones Arena. There were eight minutes to play, and the Wolfpack were on an 11-2 run.

For Devon Hall, that meant time to do something.

He got the ball on the right baseline, drove hard and laid it in. Thirty seconds later, after a turnover, he scored on another drive, was fouled and converted the three-point play, allowing the third-ranked Cavaliers to feel a little better, up 52-36, in a 68-51 victory Sunday night.

"I thought he righted the ship," coach Tony Bennett said.

A fifth-year senior and one of three captains. Hall saw it...