RADFORD, Va. (AP) -- Seth Allen scored 17 and Kerry Blackshear Jr. had 13 with eight rebounds to lead Virginia Tech to a 74-65 victory over Radford on Wednesday night.
The road win marked the first for the Hokies' second-year coach Buzz Williams, whose teams had lost 11 straight road games to start his tenure.
The Hokies (6-3) led by as many as 20 points in the second half, but Radford went on a 17-5 run in the final five minutes and cut the lead to 62-56 on a basket by Cameron Jones with 2:47 to go.
Virginia Tech's Blackshear answered with a layup, and Justin Bibbs added a free throw about 30 seconds later to give the Hokies a nine-point edge. Allen's 3-point play with 1:13 left made it 68-57.
Virginia Tech made 11 of its first 14 shots, taking a 28-8 lead on Allen's basket with 10:28 left in the first half. Allen was one of seven players to score in that stretch and finished the first half with 11 points.
The Hokies cooled off toward the end of the first half, but still shot 51.5 percent (17 of 33) and hit 3 of 6 from 3-point range in taking a 41-27 halftime lead. Radford shot just 34.5 percent (10 of 29) in the first 20 minutes and turned the ball over nine times.
Virginia Tech opened the second half by scoring on five of its first seven possessions, while the Highlanders hit just one of their first six attempts. Blackshear's basket with 15:15 left gave the Hokies a 51-31 lead.
The lead was too much for Radford to overcome. The Highlanders shot just 41.7 percent (25 of 60) overall and made just 3-of-20 3-pointers.
The Hokies shot 50 percent (28 of 56). Jalen Hudson scored 12, and Bibbs had 11.
Jones led Radford (5-5) with 16 points. Brandon Holcomb finished with 13 and 11 rebounds.
Rashun Davis, who came into the game averaging a team-high 14.8 points, scored just four.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies are now 9-1 all-time against Radford. . Virginia Tech moved to 38-6 all-time against teams from the Big South Conference. . Devin Wilson made his first start of the season. He missed the first three games with an adductor (hip muscle) injury. . Allen scored in double figures for the fifth straight game - coming off the bench in all five.
Radford: The game marked the first visit by an ACC opponent in the history of Radford's Dedmon Center. . The game marked the first sellout in the arena since 2009 (Big South Tournament championship game). . YaYa Anderson became the 29th Radford player to surpass the 1,000-point milestone. . He became the fourth Highlander in the past three seasons to reach it.
Virginia Tech takes on Lamar on Sunday at home.
Radford plays at Howard on Saturday.