The Hokies jumped out to a 31-17 lead with eight minutes remaining before intermission, but Seton Hall used pressure defense to cut the margin to 40-34 at the half. After the teams opened the second half trading baskets, the Pirates went on a 13-1 run to take the lead, 52-46 with 11:51 remaining. Tech reclaimed the lead at the 8:47 mark on a jumper by Malcolm Delaney, but SHU scored the next seven points and never trailed again.
Delaney led the Hokies with a career-high 25 points, to go along with five assists and two blocked shots, while A.D. Vassallo added 22 points and nine rebounds. Jeff Allen recorded his second consecutive double-double with 17 points and a career-high 17 rebounds.
Jeremy Hazell led the Pirates with 23 points, while Robert Mitchell added 15 points and Paul Gause had 14 points. Tech out rebounded the Pirates, 43-34, but turned the ball over 14 times, compared to just nine for SHU. The Hokies also managed just 19 of 32 from the line, while the Pirates were 23-32 from the charity stripe.
A.D. Vassallo, making his first trip home to his native
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