Pittsburgh's Stasha Carey (35) is hit by Virginia Tech's Kelsey Conyers (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference women's tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Thursday, March 5, 2015. Virginia Tech won 51-
Chuck Burton
March 05, 2015

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Vanessa Panousis scored 20 points, setting a school record for 3-pointers in the process, and made four free throws in the final 36 seconds and 15th-seeded Virginia Tech pulled off another upset in the ACC tournament with a 51-45 win over seventh-seeded Pittsburgh on Thursday.

Panousis hit four 3-pointers to give her 132, moving her to the top of the career list in two just two seasons for the Hokies (12-19), who knocked off 10th-seeded North Carolina State on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech, which led 19-17 at the half when Taijah Campbell scored just before the buzzer, quickly pushed the lead to nine when Panousis hit back-to-back 3s before two minutes passed in the second half.

Pittsburgh (19-11) tied the game at 31, fell back again and closed within 47-45 on a Stash Carey free throw with 39 seconds to play. But turnovers on each possession after Panousis made her free throws doomed the Panthers.

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