But Delaney made 3 of 4 free throws and a pull-up jumper in the final 2:16 to finish with 13 points.
"It just shows how tough our team is," Delaney said. "We're a good defensive team."
Delaney spent much of the second half wincing from a right-ankle tweak — a sprained left ankle sidelined him for two games previously — and a sore shoulder, and as soon as the horn sounded, Greenberg rushed to his side.
"If you coached this team," Greenberg said, "you'd want to make sure he was healthy, too."
No doubt, for without Delaney, Tech has no chance to break even or finish above .500 in the ACC. And even with him, the Hokies must improve a team field-goal percentage of 43.2 that ranks last in the conference.
Greenberg will fret about shooting later.
"To try to do something special over the course of a season," he said, "you have to get lucky. … The resiliency we showed in staying the course is something I'm proud of."
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