February 2, 2011
Hokies down Wolfpack, 77-69
Delaney and Allen reach major milestones
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Virginia Tech (15-6, 5-3 ACC) 393877
NC State (12-10, 2-6 ACC) 264369
  • Raleigh, N.C. - RBC Center - 15,945
  • High Points: 22 - Malcolm Delaney
  • High Rebounds: 13 - Victor Davila

RALEIGH, N.C. – Virginia Tech ended the first half of the ACC schedule with a 77-69 victory over NC State at the RBC Center in Raleigh on Wednesday night. With the victory, the Hokies improve to 15-6 overall and 5-3 in ACC action, while NC State falls to 12-10 overall and 2-6 in conference play.

The Hokies jumped out to a 34-18 lead with 3:19 remaining in the first half on a three-pointer by Malcolm Delaney. Tech took a 39-26 lead into intermission. The Hokies never trailed in the second half, but NC State was able to cut the lead to single digits several times after the break. State cut the Tech lead to six points with 20 seconds remaining, but Delaney hit a pair of free throws to secure the win.

Delaney reached two major milestones in the contest, as he registered his 2,000th career point and 500th career assist in the game. Teammate Jeff Allen recorded his 1,500th career point in the win. Delaney becomes just the fourth person in Virginia Tech history to score 2,000 points.

Delaney led all scorers with 22 points. Allen recorded his third straight double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Terrell Bell and Erick Green each scored 13 points and Victor Davila grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds.

The victory is the fourth straight for the Hokies over the Wolfpack and second straight in the RBC Center. The Hokies dominated the boards, out rebounding the Wolfpack, 46-35, including 19 offensive rebounds for Tech. The Hokies committed a season-low six turnovers on the night and hit 19 of 25 free throw attempts.

The Hokies return to action Saturday, as they travel to Boston College. Tip-off is 1 p.m. from Conte Forum. The game will not be televised, but will be available, as always, on the Virginia Tech Sports Network from IMG College.

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