Playing their first home game in almost three weeks, it wasn't a good return to Cassell Coliseum for Virginia Tech.
The Hokies fell to UNC Greensboro for the first time in 10 games 55-52.
Tech led by 11-points in the second half but couldn't close the door as the Spartans beat an ACC team for just the second time in their program's history.
Rustburg's Marshall Wood had a career high 14-points while leading scorer Jarell Eddie was just 1 of 12 from the field for four points and had three turnovers.
Virginia Tech is back on the floor Tuesday continuing their non-conference slate of games when the 7-5 Hokies host Maryland- Eastern Shore.