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Landers Nolley II, Hokies cruise past Wolfpack

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Landers Nolley II, Hokies cruise past Wolfpack

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Landers Nolley II scored 29 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 72-58 victory over NC State on Saturday.

Nolley hit 8 of 19 from the floor for the Hokies (12-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their second straight game after a 26-point loss to rival Virginia on Jan. 4. Nolley drilled four 3-pointers and hit 9 of 10 from the free-throw line en route to his second-largest scoring game this season.

Tyrece Radford added a career-high 18 points for the Hokies. DJ Funderburk led the Wolfpack (11-5, 2-3) with 18 points.

Virginia Tech fell behind 10-0 to start the game after the Wolfpack hit four of their first seven shots. But following a timeout, the Hokies answered with a 13-0 run and never trailed again. Nolley hit two 3-pointers in that run, including one with 13:23 left in the half that gave the Hokies their first and last lead.

Virginia Tech led 40-33 at halftime and NC State cut the lead to one in the second half on a dunk by Funderburk with 12:07 remaining. But a Radford layup pushed the lead to 48-45 with 11:41 remaining and a breakaway dunk by Nolley gave the Hokies a 50-45 advantage with 9:56 to go.

Radford and Nolley put the game away three minutes later, combining to score eight points in an 11-0 Virginia Tech run that gave the Hokies a 66-52 lead – their biggest of the game.

NC State finished with season lows in points and shooting percentage (31.9%, 22 of 69).

BIG PICTURE

NC State: Leading scorer and rebounder C.J. Bryce (16.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg) missed his fourth consecutive game after suffering a blow to the head in a practice before the Wolfpack’s game against Appalachian State on Dec. 29. Bryce’s injury has left NC State with just eight scholarship players, and the Wolfpack missed him, as they couldn’t find another scorer to team with Funderburk.

Virginia Tech: Radford rarely gets any publicity, but he has become the unsung standout on this team. The team’s leading rebounder as a guard, he grabbed nine rebounds, and he is arguably the team’s best defender. He was the primary reason why NC State’s Jericole Hellems made just 2 of 14 from the floor.

UP NEXT

NC State: The Wolfpack play at home against Miami on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at Wake Forest on Tuesday.

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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Georgia Tech at Syracuse: Time, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Georgia Tech at Syracuse: Time, TV Channel, How to Watch

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Syracuse Orange face off in the Carrier Dome Saturday as both teams try to rise in the ACC. 

Syracuse has a 14-12 overall record and is looking to gain momentum as they are coming off a three-game losing streak. The team most recently had a tough loss against Louisville at home. 

Georgia Tech (13-13) hopes to sustain the energy from their two wins last week, one being against the Louisville Cardinals. 

The two teams faced off earlier in the season and Syracuse had an impressive victory, outscoring Georgia Tech by 34 with a final score of 97-63. 

Both Syracuse and Georgia Tech have a 7-8 record in conference play and are currently locked in a three-way tie for 6th in the ACC with Notre Dame. 

Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse: How to Watch

Who: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Syracuse Orange
What: ACC basketball on NBC Sports Washington
When: Saturday, February, 22, 4 p.m. ET
Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
TV Channel: You can watch Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse on NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder) 

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