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No. 14 Syracuse women continue to roll in ACC play, hold off Virginia Tech in overtime

The Syracuse women's basketball team improved to 2-0 in ACC play with Sunday's overtime win over Virginia Tech. (PHOTO: @CuseWBB/Twitter)

The Syracuse University women's basketball team is the hottest team in Central New York.

After opening up ACC play with a road win over Clemson earlier in the week, the Orange were staring directly into another difficult road test in Blacksburg against Virginia Tech on Sunday.

Behind Tiana Mangakahia's 27 points, the Orange were able to hold off a talented Hokies squad.

So talented, in fact, the Hokies managed to wipe away a 5-point deficit with under a minute to play, ultimately forcing overtime from Cassell Coliseum.

Virginia Tech's Taylor Emery, who led the Hokies with 27 points, even knocked down a three-pointer to begin the overtime session, but the Orange were able to weather the storm due in large part to Mangakahia's stellar play.

Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi recorded 18 points as well, including a double-double from Digna Strautmane (10 points, 10 rebounds).

With the win, Syracuse improve to 13-2 overall, 2-0 in the ACC with its next opponent arriving on Sunday, January 13 when the North Carolina Tar Heels visiting the Carrier Dome for a 3 p.m. start.

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