Virginia Tech men's basketball falls to #11 Louisville, 68-52

Virginia Tech guard Wabissa Bede (3) dribbles around Louisville guard David Johnson (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 1, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP/WDBJ7)-- The Hokies lost their matchup with #11 Louisville, 68-52 Sunday evening.

Jalen Cone scored 15 points off the bench and Nahiem Alleyne had 12 for Virginia Tech, which lost its fourth in a row and ninth in 10 games.

Jordan Nwora had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 11 Louisville moved into first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cardinals rebounded from last week's loss at No. 6 Florida State and took a half-game lead over the Seminoles, who swept the season series and hold the tiebreaker with two games to play.

Tyrece Radford hauled in 9 boards for the Hokies.

Virginia Tech moves to 15-14 overall on the year.