February 10, 2010
Hokies down NC State, 72-52
Hudson leads all scorers with 23 points
Virginia Tech (19-4, 6-3 ACC) 343872
NC State (14-11, 2-8 ACC) 232952
  • RBC Center - 14,024
  • High Points: 23 - Dorenzo Hudson
  • High Rebounds: 8 - Jeff Allen

RALEIGH, N.C. – Virginia Tech jumped out to a big early lead and never trailed to defeat NC State, 72-52, in ACC basketball action Wednesday night at the RBC Center. Tech improves to 19-4 overall and 6-3 in league play, while the Wolfpack falls to 14-11 and 2-8 in the ACC.

The 20-point margin of victory is the largest for the Hokies all-time on the road in the ACC. The 52 points allowed NC State is the second-fewest allowed by the Hokies in an ACC game and the fewest allowed by the Hokies in an ACC road game.

The Hokies hit their first 10 shots and took a 26-7 lead with 10:59 remaining in the first half on a lay-up by JT Thompson and led 34-23 at the intermission. State was able to cut the lead to 38-31 two minutes into the second half, but could get no closer. Tech eventually stretched the lead to as many as 22 points.

Dorenzo Hudson led all scorers with 23 points and Malcolm Delaney added 15 points and five assists for the Hokies. Jeff Allen scored 14 points and Thompson came off the bench to contribute 12 points. Dennis Horner led the Pack with 13 points.

Tech shot 52. 9 percent from the field and held the Wolfpack to 28.6 percent from the floor. NCSU was held without a three-point basket in the contest. Tech blocked 12 shots in the game, including four each by Allen and Victor Davila.

The victory was the Hokies’ first in Raleigh since 1917, snapping a 19-game streak at NC State. NCSU’s 52 points is the fewest allowed by the Hokies in a regular season ACC game since Tech defeated Boston College, 67-48, on Feb. 26, 2008 in Cassell Coliseum.

The Hokies return to action on Saturday night, as they host arch-rival Virginia. The game, televised by Raycom, will tip-off at 8 p.m., in Cassell Coliseum.

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