Hokies defeat Washington, 103-79, in 2K Classic

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  • Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • High Points: 30 - Justin Bibbs
  • High Rebounds: 7 - N. Alexander-Walker, Chris Clarke
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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Virginia Tech defeated Washington, 103-79, in the consolation of the 2K Classic on Friday evening at Madison Square Garden. Tech improves to 3-1 on the season, while the Huskies fall to 2-2 overall.

The Hokies used an outstanding shooting performance to jump out to a big lead in the first half. Tech made 66.7 percent of its shots before intermission, including 78.6 percent from three-point territory. Tech led 59-28 at the half.

In the second half, the Hokies continued the torrid shooting. When Nickeil-Alexander-Walker made a three-pointer with 17:15 remaining, Tech had its largest lead, 68-34. Washington was able to cut the lead to as few as 22 points in the second half, but Tech continued to score and took the 103-79 victory.

Justin Bibbs led the Hokies with 30 points and Ahmed Hill added 23 points. Hill tied his career-best with six made three-pointers and had perhaps his most efficient career game, as he 7-of-8 from the field, including a perfect 6-of-6 from three-point range. Alexander-Walker added 20 points and Justin Robinson added 11 points, with five assists and four steals. Jaylen Nowell led the Huskies with 21 points.

Tech shot 60 percent from the field for the game, including 68.2 percent from three-point range. Tech outscored UW 18-4 in transition and assisted on 23 of its 30 made baskets.

Tech returns to action on Tuesday night, as they host Houston Baptist. The game, Tech’s final contest in the 2K Classic, will tip off at 7 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum.

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