BLACKSBURG – A formidable offensive efficiency – highlighted by 30 factors from Grant Basile – powered Virginia Tech to a 95-57 win over Delaware State on Monday night time in Cassell Coliseum.
The Hokies had three gamers rating in double figures, together with Basile, who put collectively a double-double with 30 factors and 10 rebounds. Sean Pedulla added 18 factors and eight assists and Darius Maddox chipped in as nicely with 14 factors.
The Virginia Tech offense was spectacular from downtown, pouring in 14 threes on 28 makes an attempt. Basile hit six treys for the Hokies within the contest.
Virginia Tech’s protection held Delaware State to solely 38.7-percent taking pictures from the sector, together with 25-percent from past the arc. The Hornets did not have a lot luck cleansing up their misses on the offensive glass both, as they completed with seven offensive rebounds and managed 15 second probability factors whereas Virginia Tech cleared 31 defensive rebounds.
How It Occurred
After leaping out to a 20-14 benefit, Virginia Tech went on a 9-0 run with 11:52 left within the first half, culminating in a bucket from Mj Collins, to extend its result in 29-14. The Hokies then added 10 factors to that lead by the top of the interval and entered halftime with a 56-31 benefit. Virginia Tech relied on its three-point taking pictures within the interval, flattening 10 pictures to account for 30 of its 56 factors.
Following intermission, Virginia Tech saved widening that lead, increasing it to 72-40 earlier than happening an 8-0 run to develop the result in 80-40 with 10:39 to go within the contest. The Hornets narrowed the margin considerably earlier than the sport was over, however the Hokies nonetheless cruised the remainder of the way in which for the 95-57 win. Virginia Tech capitalized on eight Delaware State turnovers within the interval, accumulating 11 factors off these turnovers
» Grant Basile notched a formidable double-double for the Hokies with 30 factors and 10 rebounds.
» Sean Pedulla, Darius Maddox and Lynn Kidd made their first profession begins on Monday night time.
» The Hokies’ 95 factors had been probably the most by Tech in a season opener since 2017 (111).
» Virginia Tech had an plus-18 rebounding margin, which is the most important margin since Dec. 3, 2020 towards VMI (18).
» The Hokies reached 50-percent from deep – a threshold that Tech met 5 instances final season.
» Virginia Tech took the lead with 17:14 within the first half and held that benefit for the remainder of the sport.
» Grant Basile hit six threes and Sean Pedulla knocked down 5 extra. The final time the Hokies had two gamers make greater than 5 three-point makes an attempt in a single sport was on Jan. 29 towards Florida State.
» Grant Basile and Lynn Kidd led Virginia Tech with a game-high 10 rebounds apiece.