Recap: Virginia Tech vs. Appalachian St
Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) - Erick Green poured in a game-high 27 points and went 11-for-11 from the free throw line as Virginia Tech knocked off Appalachian State, 87-76, on Friday at Cassell Coliseum.
Jarell Eddie netted 23 points on 7-of-9 shooting, while Marshall Wood contributed 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench for the Hokies (5-0). C.J. Barksdale finished with 10 points and seven boards in the victory.
Jay Canty scored a team-high 21 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Jamaal Trice added 19 points for the Mountaineers (1-4). Tab Hamilton and Nathan Healy donated 15 and 11 points, respectively, in the setback.
Appalachian State got out to a quick start, leading 12-9 with less than six minutes played in the opening half. Virginia Tech responded with a 25-14 surge over the next seven-plus minutes to build a 34-26 advantage.
The Mountaineers answered with eight straight points to tie the game at 34-34 with less than four minutes to go in the half, but they went into the locker room trailing by a 41-38 score.
Appalachian State hung around for a while in the second half and trailed 60-58 with 10:41 to go, but Virginia Tech pulled away with a 16-4 run to build a comfortable 76-62 margin with 4:06 on the clock.
The Hokies cruised the rest of the way. They shot 50 percent from the floor and outscored Appalachian State, 22-10, on the break.Game Notes