November 21, 2010
Hokies defeat UNCG, 92-70
Delaney leads balanced scoring attack with 23 points
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(22) Virginia Tech (2-1) 434992
UNC Greensboro (0-3) 323870
  • Greensboro, N.C. - Greensboro Coliseum - 3,734
  • High Points: 23 - Malcolm Delaney
  • High Rebounds: 7 - Jeff Allen

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech used solid defense and a balanced scoring attack to defeat UNC Greensboro, 92-70 in non-conference men’s basketball action Sunday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum. With the win, the Hokies improved to 2-1 on the season, while the Spartans fell to 0-3.

The Hokie defense forced UNCG into 29 turnovers, 20 of which went toward Tech steals. Seven different Hokie recorded steals on the day, including a career-high five steals by guard Erick Green. The 20 steals for the Hokies were one shy of the school record of 21 steals.

The host Spartans led by as many as seven points early in the contest, but Tech went on a 21-14 run in the final eight minutes of the first half to take a 43-32 lead into intermission. UNCG was able to keep the Tech lead relatively within reason until the Hokies opened the lead up to as many as 26 points before clearing the bench in the final minutes.

Malcolm Delaney led all scorers with a season-high 23 points, pacing four Hokies in double figures. Jeff Allen, Dorenzo Hudson and Green all recorded season highs, as well, with 17, 17 and 10 points, respectively. Kyle Randall led three Spartans in double figures with 15 points.

Tech’s 92 points are the most this season and the most for the Hokies in a non-overtime game since Dec. 9, 2009, when Tech defeated VMI 98-73 in Cassell Coliseum. It was the most points for the Hokies in a true road, non-overtime game since Jan. 28, 1995, when Tech downed Liberty 101-70 in Lynchburg.

This is the second game of a five-game streak for the Hokies away from Cassell Coliseum. Tech returns to action Thursday, as the Hokies play Cal State Northridge in the first round of the 76 Classic in Anaheim, Calif.

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