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Eddie Lucas scored 17
points in 85-65 win
over Coastal Carolina.


Balanced Hokie Attack Downs Coastal Carolina, 85-65

Men's hoops standout Roberts matches career high with 23 points.

December 23, 1998

Box Score

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Rolan Roberts tied a career high with 23 points and Eddie Lucas and Dennis Mims each contributed 17 Wednesday night as Virginia Tech defeated Coastal Carolina 85-65.

The Hokies (4-4) led by nine at intermission and then opened the second half with an 18-0 run over six minutes. Lucas scored 7 points in the run and Roberts, who went 11-for-13 in field goals, had six.

Coastal Carolina (2-8) never got close after that as the Hokies shot 58 percent from the field and outrebounded Coastal Carolina 36-26. Brendan Dunlop had 12 points for Virginia Tech, including 8 at the free-throw line.

Coastal Carolina was led by Larry Roberts with 13 points, and Marcus Stewart added 11.

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*Massachusetts is 3-6 this season after dropping a 75-66 overtim decision to Davidson at home last Tuesday. The Minutemen won their opener