BLACKSBURG — The Virginia Tech men’s basketball group incited in one of a many inclusive outings in a story Sunday night.
The Hokies tuned adult for this week’s tour to New York City by squashing The Citadel 132-93 during Cassell Coliseum.
The 132 points were a second-highest sum in Tech history. Tech tallied a school-record 141 in a double-overtime win over Southern Mississippi in Feb 1988.
Nickeil Alexander-Walker had 29 points for Tech on Sunday — a third-most inclusive tour by a beginner in propagandize history. He was 10 of 16 from a field.
Tech (2-0) non-stop this deteriorate with a 111-79 subjection of visiting Detroit Mercy.
This is a initial time Tech has scored during slightest 100 points in back-to-back games given back-to-back 102-point outings in Jan 1988.
It is a initial time Tech has scored during slightest 100 points some-more than once during a deteriorate given doing so twice in a 2009-10 season.
The Hokies scored 113 points opposite The Citadel final season. This is a initial time Tech has scored during slightest 100 points opposite a same enemy in back-to-back years given doing it opposite Southern Mississippi in 1988 and 1989.
The Citadel is directed by former VMI manager Duggar Baucom, who employs a same uptempo offense he used with a Keydets. The Bulldogs won only 12 games final season, when they led Division we in scoring offense (89.9 ppg) though ranked final in scoring invulnerability (94.6 ppg).
Virginia Tech will play a subsequent dual games in a 2K Classic during Madison Square Garden in New York. Tech final played during a Garden 6 years ago.
The Hokies will face St. Louis (1-0) during 7 p.m. Thursday. The Billikens were 12-21 altogether and 6-12 in a Atlantic 10 final season.
On Friday, Tech will face possibly associate 2017 NCAA Tournament member Providence (1-0) or Washington (1-0 entering a Sunday night game).
Providence went 19-15 altogether and 9-9 in a Big East final year, when it mislaid in a second turn of a NCAAs. All 5 starters are back, nonetheless dual of them missed a team’s opener with injuries.
Washington went 9-22 altogether and 2-16 in a Pacific 12 final season. The Huskies are now coached by former Syracuse partner Mike Hopkins.
Thursday will symbol Tech’s third true diversion opposite a group that was ranked worse than No. 200 out of 351 Division we teams in a NCAA’s final RPI final season. Detroit Mercy finished during No. 289. The Citadel finished during No. 283. St. Louis wound adult No. 247.
The Hokies led The Citadel 66-47 during halftime Sunday. Alexander-Walker had 21 points in a initial half.
Tech shot 68.6 percent from a margin in a game, The Hokies were 12 of 22 from 3-point range.
Kerry Blackshear finished a diversion with 22 points for Tech. Ahmed Hill combined 20 points.
Virginia Tech ensure Justin Bibbs missed his second true diversion for disciplinary reasons.