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Late trio of 3-pointers lead No. 14 Virginia back as Cavaliers defeat Virginia Tech 57-53

  • Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon (15) drives on Virginia Tech's Jarell Eddie during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

    Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon (15) drives on Virginia Tech's Jarell Eddie during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)  (The Associated Press)

  • Virginia Tech's Cadarian Raines (4) bumps Virginia’s Anthony Gill during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 18 2014. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)

    Virginia Tech's Cadarian Raines (4) bumps Virginia‚Äôs Anthony Gill during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Tuesday, Feb. 18 2014. (AP Photo/The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry)  (The Associated Press)

  • Virginia's Akil Mitchell dunks against Virginia Tech's Jarrell Eddie during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

    Virginia's Akil Mitchell dunks against Virginia Tech's Jarrell Eddie during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)  (The Associated Press)

Justin Anderson and Joe Harris made consecutive 3-pointers to cap No. 14 Virginia's rally from an 11-point, second-half deficit in a 57-53 victory over Virginia Tech on Tuesday night.

The Cavaliers (22-5, 13-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) trailed most of the game but outscored the Hokies 23-6 after falling behind 40-29 with just more than 14 minutes remaining. It was Virginia's 10th victory in a row and it matched the school's best start in ACC play since the 1980-81 team was also 13-1.

Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with 12 points and London Perrantes had 11.

The Hokies (9-16, 2-11), who ended a 10-game losing streak in their previous outing on Saturday against Miami, got 13 points each from Joey Van Zegeren and Devin Wilson. They lost their fifth in a row in the series, but not before putting a huge scare into their state rivals, who have been on a roll.