Blackshear Jr., Allen lead Virginia Tech past Radford 74-63


Blackshear Jr., Allen lead Virginia Tech past Radford 74-63

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.

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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.

UVA vs. Georgia Tech How to Watch: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

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UVA vs. Georgia Tech How to Watch: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

The Virginia Cavaliers football team is coming off a 21-pt victory last week and has won four of their last five games, yet is an underdog on the road against Georgia Tech.

UVA, at 4-2 (7-3 overall), is trying to stay alive in the ACC Coastal, led by the Pitt Panthers entering Saturday's action. Georgia Tech is also coming into the game on a hot streak, having won five of its last six matchups.

The Yellow Jackets are two games behind Pitt in the loss column, sitting at 4-3 in ACC play, and will finish up their regular season next week at 5th-ranked Georgia. UVA will wrap up on the road as well, facing in-state rival Virginia Tech.

Georgia Tech is favored over UVA by 4.5 points. Here's how to watch.


What: University of Virginia Cavaliers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

Where: Bobby Dodd Stadium at Grant Field, located in Atlanta, GA.

When: Saturday, November 17 at 3:30 p.m. EST

TV Channel: The Virginia Cavaliers vs. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)

Villanova at Delaware How to Watch: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

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Villanova at Delaware How to Watch: Time, TV Channel, Live Stream, How to Watch

At 5-2 (7-3 overall) in the CAA, Delaware is currently in a four-way tie for second place in te conference. The Blue Hens are just one game back of Maine, and their recent hot streak is to thank.

Delaware had won five in a row, and sevon of eight, entering last week's matchup with Stony Brook. They fell 17-3, and are now looking to close out the regular season strong.

Villanova has struggled much of the season, sitting at just 1-6 (4-6 overall). albany is the only team in the CAA with fewer wins, and they've been cold. The Wildcats have lost five of their last six games.

Delaware is favored by 10 points as they hope to get back into first place.


Here's how to watch.


What: University of Delaware Blue Hens vs. Villanova University Wildcats

Where: Delaware Stadium, located in Newark, DE.

When: Saturday, November 17 at 12 p.m. EST

TV Channel: The Delaware Blue Hens vs. Villanova Wildcats will be broadcast on NBC Sports Washington Plus. (NBC Sports Washington channel Finder)