WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Justin Bibbs scored 22 points, and Virginia Tech pulled away in the second half to take an 81-74 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday night.
Zach LeDay added 17 points, and Justin Robinson and Seth Allen had 14 each for the Hokies (16-13, 8-8 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their third straight.
Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 19 points, Bryant Crawford had 16, Devin Thomas 13 and Mitchell Wilbekin 11 for the Deacons (11-18, 2-15).
Wake Forest tied the score for the sixth time with a layup with 14:43 remaining. But Virginia Tech went on a 9-0 run, capped by two free throws from LeDay, to put the Hokies in the lead to stay.
Wake Forest managed to cut Virginia Tech's lead to 67-64 with 2:57 remaining, but Robinson hit a 3-pointer and Bibbs followed with two free throws to stretch the Hokies' lead back to eight points. The Deacons would pull no closer than four points the rest of the way.
Bibbs scored 11 points in the first half, and the Hokies shot 50 percent from the field (15 of 30) and made 6 of 14 3-pointers to overcome an early deficit and take a one-point lead at the break.
The Deacons scored the game's first six points in the opening two minutes, but Virginia Tech rallied to swap the lead five times over the next 7 minutes.
The Hokies' biggest lead, 27-20, came when LeDay's dunk with 8:01 left capped an 8-0 run. But Wake Forest responded with its own run, outscoring Virginia Tech 10-3 and tying the game at 30-all with five minutes left on Miller-McIntyre's jumper.
The teams would swap the lead four more times over the final 2:30, with Virginia Tech pulling ahead 37-36 on Chris Clarke's layup with 29.6 seconds remaining.
Virginia Tech: Won their third ACC road game, the first time the Hokies have had that many since the 2010-11 season. . The Hokies shot 48 percent for the game (25 of 52) and made 7 of 19 3-pointers, but were more impressive from the free-throw line -- going 24 of 33, including 23 of 30 in the second half.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons finished with a 6-9 record at Joel Memorial Coliseum, their first losing season at home since 2011. . They started four seniors -- Miller-McIntyre, Thomas and walk-ons Gary O'Brien and Stephen Predergast -- in their final home game. Wake Forest's fifth senior, center Andre Washington, red-shirted this season.