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Rolan Roberts' 17 points
were not enough to
get Hokies past St. Joseph's.


Hokies Stumble at St. Joseph's

Men's hoops standout Roberts nets 17 points, nine rebounds.

January 9, 1999

Box Score

PHILADELPHIA - Rob Haskins tied his season-high 23 points and Andre Howard added 20 including five 3-pointers as St. Joseph's downed Virginia Tech 78-66 in an Atlantic 10 Conference contest Saturday night.

Haskins and Howard combined for 26 of the 34 first-half points by the Hawks (8-6 overall, 2-1 Atlantic 10). St. Joseph's made six of its first seven shots from the field in the game, including five from behind the three-point arc, to open up a 17-6 lead.

The Hokies (5-7, 0-3) were able to pull to within five at halftime, and pulled to within one in the second half, 40-39. But the Hawks scored 24 of the next 33 points to open up a 16-point lead and then scored mostly on free throws, making 15 of their final 17 points from the line.

Larry Jennings added 15 points and N'aim Crenshaw had 10 for the Hawks, who are now 5-0 at the Fieldhouse this season.

Virginia Tech was led by Rolan Roberts' 17 points and Dennis Mims' 15. Roberts also paced the Hokies on rebounds, grabbing nine.

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*St. Joseph's outrebounded Virginia Tech by a whopping margin of 43 to 24 and easily defeated the Hokies, 68-50, before a sellout crowd of 3,200 at Alumni Fieldhouse on January 25, 1997. Four players scored in double figures for the Hawks with Dmitri Domani leading the way with 16. Terrell Myers tallied 13 and Rashid Bey and Arthur Davis 10 each. Ace Custis led the way for the Techmen with 13 points and eight rebounds. St. Joe's was ahead, 34-18 at the half and never was threatened after intermission. It was St. Joseph's first victory ever over a Tech team.