Durham, North Carolina – Virginia Tech had trouble shooting from the field and slowing the pace of the offensive Duke team as the Hawkeyes lost 81-65 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday night.
The Hokies had four players score in double figures. Grant Basilscored 15 points. Sean Pedula add 12 points, Justin Matz Lacked as well by 11 points.
Tech’s bright spot of the night was his shot from across the arc, as the Hawkeyes posted 42.1% (8-19) of the clip. But Virginia Tech had his fourth-worst performance off the field at 40.4%.
Duke took advantage of several offensive outbursts, including 8-0 and 9-0 runs in the first half and a 16-0 run in the second half to separate from Tech.
Rodney Rice Had the best night of his short career, scoring 11 points and shooting 3-5 from deep.
how it happened
Virginia Tech struggled out of the gate, trailing 43-32 heading into halftime.
Duke continued to extend his lead after the break, building a 64-41 advantage before Virginia Tech made a 6-0 run and finished with a Pedula jumper, narrowing the deficit to 64-47 with 8:58 remaining. participated in the contest. The Hokies continued their comeback, but Duke held onto his 81-65 victory. Virginia Tech shot well from three-point range in the first half, and from deep he took five shots and scored 15 of 33 points.
» The Hawkeyes shot well from three-point range, knocking down eight of their 19 long range attempts.
» Grant Basil Leading the Hawkeyes with 15 points.
» Virginia Tech gets 5 rebounds from both Mylyjael potato and Sean Pedula.