BLACKSBURG – Capturing 50-percent from past the arc for the second time this season, Virginia Tech moved to 3-0 with a 94-77 win over William & Mary on Sunday night time in Cassell Coliseum.
Tech (3-0) had 4 gamers rating in double figures, led by Sean Pedulla, who had a profession excessive 22 factors and 4 assists. Hunter Cattoor tacked on 22 factors and Darius Maddox helped out with 14 factors.
The Hokies utilized unbelievable ball motion in Sunday’s sport, piling up 19 assists on 33 made discipline targets. Individually, Justyn Mutts was on prime of the distribution record for the Hokies with six assists.
Virginia Tech did an incredible job disrupting William & Mary pictures within the contest, coming away with 5 blocks. Grant Basile’s three rejections led the way in which individually for the Hokies.
How It Occurred
Virginia Tech began out the scoring by occurring a 14-0 run, culminating in a 3 from Maddox, to take an early lead with 17:07 left within the first half. The Hokies then added eight factors to that lead by the top of the interval and entered halftime with a 57-35 benefit. Virginia Tech relied on its three-point taking pictures within the interval, pulling down 11 pictures to account for 33 of its 57 factors.
Following intermission, Virginia Tech stored widening that lead, increasing it to 64-41 earlier than occurring a 5-0 run, completed off by Cattoor’s three, to develop the result in 69-41 with 15:20 to go within the contest. The Tribe narrowed the margin considerably earlier than the sport was over, however the Hokies nonetheless cruised the remainder of the way in which for the 94-77 win. Virginia Tech shot effectively from three-point vary within the half, hitting 5 pictures from deep to attain 15 of its 37 factors.
» The Hokies made half of their makes an attempt from three level vary, pulling down 16 of 32 pictures.
» Tech shot 12-12 from the free-throw line, which is the second most makes (17 vs. UNC, 3/4/2009) when taking pictures 100-percent from the charity stripe in a single-game since becoming a member of the ACC.
» The Hokies’ 11 made three-pointers within the first half tied this system report for 3FG within the first half since becoming a member of the ACC.
» Virginia Tech by no means trailed on the way in which to a 94-77 victory.
» The Hokies set season highs in each assists (19) and blocks (5).
» Virginia Tech turned the ball over seven instances whereas allotting 19 assists.
» The final time two Hokies scored 20+ factors in the identical sport was on Jan. 29, 2022 when Cattoor (27) and Pedulla (20) did it, as effectively.
» Justyn Mutts recorded 6+ assists for the eighth time in his profession.