NCAAB Game Recap - Virginia Tech at Clemson
Tue Nov 5, 2019 7:00 PM EST

MSU
62
KY
69
F
Kansas
66
Duke
68
F
Lou
87
Mia-FL
74
F
NFla
59
Fla
74
F
HolyC
71
MD
95
F
AlSt
64
Gonz
95
F
Army
54
Vill
97
F
Merrim
71
Seton
105
F
E IL
60
TxTch
85
F
SCSt
64
Mem
97
F
Fres
57
Oreg
71
F
CenAR
61
Baylor
105
F
MTSt
73
UtSt
81
F
Jacksn
57
Xav
76
F
StMar
65
Wisc
63
F(OT)
GaSo
74
Aub
83
F
StFPA
58
VACom
72
F
(N/A)
61
MidTN
119
F
ChBap
40
Lamar
86
F
HBU
72
Tuls
80
F
(N/A)
71
How
68
F
Princ
67
Duques
94
F
Cnten
57
NWSt
84
F
(N/A)
46
UMBC
134
F
Samf
86
MorSt
90
F(2OT)
SacHr
60
Prov
106
F
Furm
70
GWebb
63
F
Ersk
63
Woff
86
F
Brad
81
StJos
86
F
LongI
65
URI
76
F
Brown
73
Bry
71
F
(N/A)
55
NoKY
105
F
(N/A)
51
Longw
73
F
W&M
70
HiPt
56
F
(N/A)
77
WriSt
96
F
GrgWas
58
Tows
72
F
UNCA
63
Tenn
78
F
Yale
74
Stony
69
F(OT)
MD-ES
46
PSU
84
F
(N/A)
66
Oakl
94
F
(N/A)
29
UNH
93
F
(N/A)
83
UNCW
103
F
NCAT
50
UNCG
83
F
App
71
Mich
79
F
UMassL
64
UMass
79
F
Monm
66
Leh
62
F
W IL
65
Ind
98
F
(N/A)
27
Harv
84
F
WCU
72
UGA
91
F
Navy
55
GMas
68
F(OT)
(N/A)
81
FlAtl
92
F
Buck
68
Fairf
64
F
(N/A)
52
FaDi
101
F
Chat
68
E KY
79
F
VMI
68
ECU
80
F
Bridg
51
Del
97
F
Bingha
64
Corn
84
F
Rider
91
Copp
84
F
Campbl
75
CoCar
74
F
VaTec
67
Clem
60
F
USC-Up
55
Charl
74
F
(N/A)
62
CenMI
102
F
Hartfo
74
CenCT
59
F
(N/A)
73
BGSU
94
F
NE
72
Boston
67
F
(N/A)
43
Ball
87
F
Malon
64
Akr
81
F
(N/A)
84
Elon
90
F
(N/A)
55
Lipsco
104
F
(N/A)
71
ChaSo
99
F
PaulQ
57
SamH
95
F
Ohio
65
StBon
53
F
Amer
80
Sien
96
F
Thiel
53
YSU
101
F
(N/A)
48
TN-M
106
F
JarCh
62
PVAM
100
F
SprH
58
NOrl
114
F
ArkPB
41
SoFL
70
F
NebOm
54
WichSt
68
F
(N/A)
26
Stetsn
84
F
Toled
77
Valpa
79
F
TexSA
67
Okla
85
F
LoyMD
53
Marq
88
F
MsVl
74
IaSt
110
F
TexPA
57
SDSt
70
F
(N/A)
62
WIMil
72
F
TNTec
64
W Ky
76
F
(N/A)
50
TexAr
84
F
N CO
45
Tex
69
F
AlaAM
66
TNSt
106
F
ArkLR
67
MOSt
66
F
LoyLA
67
ULLa
95
F
FlGlf
67
StLou
89
F
(N/A)
48
SIU
76
F
(N/A)
71
SoMis
90
F
JacSt
65
SMU
74
F
OlDom
53
NrthIA
58
F
(N/A)
40
N TX
79
F
LACol
41
ULMo
64
F
FlInt
69
MisSt
77
F
Clev
50
Minn
85
F
UCDav
48
LoyIL
82
F
NDSt
54
KansSt
67
F
(N/A)
72
IL-C
75
F
Nich
70
Ill
78
F(OT)
Rice
43
Ark
91
F
Penn
81
Alab
80
F
(N/A)
60
ChiSt
103
F
Colum
63
Lafy
65
F
Drex
62
Temp
70
F
(N/A)
59
Norf
100
F
GaTec
82
NCSU
81
F(OT)
(N/A)
45
TxSt
103
F
OakCi
67
APSU
110
F
Alc
54
DeP
72
F
KennSt
55
Crei
81
F
(N/A)
55
UtVal
72
F
IdaSt
40
Wyo
54
F
(N/A)
70
UTEP
93
F
(N/A)
66
S UT
110
F
(N/A)
46
NMSt
92
F
(N/A)
82
GrCan
73
F
Denv
63
ColSt
74
F
CS-Ful
58
BYU
76
F
UCRiv
66
Nebras
47
F
(N/A)
49
UMKC
102
F
(N/A)
25
E WA
107
F
(N/A)
52
SIU-E
61
F
StFNY
59
Ford
68
F
(N/A)
64
Seatt
98
F
(N/A)
62
LoyMa
105
F
(N/A)
52
SCla
97
F
SonSt
50
USF
101
F
TXSo
42
SDSU
77
F
UCIrv
76
USD
73
F
(N/A)
36
Portl
86
F
(N/A)
47
Pacif
69
F
IPFW
71
UNLV
86
F
Everg
82
Ida
88
F
Pepp
71
Cal
87
F
(N/A)
49
Bois
126
F
JackSt
70
CBap
93
F
(N/A)
39
AbCh
90
F
NDdN
51
CSBak
103
F
Utah
79
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
69
PorSt
94
F
FlaAM
48
USC
77
F
CSNor
67
OrSt
87
F

Nov 5, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Virginia Tech (1-0)

34

33

67

Clemson (0-1)

37

23

60

Horne, Nolley lead Virginia Tech to 67-60 win at Clemson
Tue Nov 5, 2019 10:22 PM

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Virginia Tech coach Mike Young knew before his first game with the Hokies he'd have a marquee player in Landers Nolley II.

Nolley, playing his first game, didn't disappoint with 30 points in leading the Hokies to a 67-60 win over Clemson on Tuesday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference and season openers for both teams.

P.J. Horne had a tie-breaking dunk with 63 seconds left to put Virginia Tech ahead for good and gave Young his 300th career win and first at his new gig.

Young was sold on Nolley "about 20 minutes after I got on campus."

Nolley showed everyone else what Young has seen up close arriving at Virginia Tech last spring.

"We're just going to compete every night," Nolley said. "And try and do the same thing every night."

That would be a big boost to a program that heard much more about what it lost than those on the sidelines this season. The Hokies reached the past three NCAA Tournaments under Buzz Williams, who left for Texas A&M. It lost top players in Nickeil Alexander-Walker (off to the NBA), Kerry Blackshear Jr. (transferred to Florida) and Justin Robinson (a senior last season).

Young believes a result like this helps the players understand that things don't have to end simply because the stellar players from last season are gone.

For players "to re-up and suck it up (saying) `this is my home and I love Virginia Tech. We're going to be back, we're going to be back soon.' I'm appreciative of that," Young said.

Not that it came easy.

Clemson rallied from 55-50 down to it at 57-all with 1:11 left. That's when Wabissa Bede came out of a defensive tangle to throw a long pass to a wide-open Horne, who jammed the ball, got fouled and made the free throw.

Bede came up big one more time when he blocked the shot of Tigers freshman Al-Amir Dawes, picked up the steal that lead to a basket from Tyrece Radford to seal it with 39 seconds left.

Nolley is a 6-foot-7 freshman, who redshirted last season. He made 12 of 23 with four 3-pointers. Nolley built Virginia Tech's lead down the stretch with a basket and two foul shots to go up 55-50 with 4:58 to go before the wild finish.

It was Clemson's first loss in a season opener since 1984-85, a run of 34 straight wins that was snapped. Of course, the Tigers hadn't faced an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent during that long run.

The league, in a nod to the recently launched ACC Network, chose to start its new 20-game basketball schedule with ACC play to open the season.

Newman led the Tigers with 15 points. Aamir Simms finished with 12 points and a game-high 15 rebounds.

BIG PICTURE

Virginia Tech: The Hokies have a stellar building block with Landers Nolley as they try and keep their NCAA Tournament run - they've qualified for the past three - going. Young spent the previous 18 seasons at Wofford where he reached five NCAAs between 2010 and 2019.

Clemson: The Tigers played without four senior starters from last season and it showed. They settled for far too many outside shots (7 of 28 on 3-pointers) and struggled to get the ball underneath to take advantage of Aamir Simms, the lone returning starter.

YOUNG TIGERS

Clemson started a freshman backcourt in Al-Amir Dawes and Chase Hunter - and their inexperience showed. The two struggled with their shots (they combined for 2-of-9 shooting on 3-pointers) and couldn't make plays down the stretch. "We're a young team, we don't have enough experience with that yet," Clemson forward Aamir Simms said. "Going forward as a team, we've got to learn from it, watch the plays and find a way to not make those mistakes."

HOMECOMING

It was a festive homecoming for Young, who spent the past few decades only an hour or so away from Clemson's campus in Spartanburg, Wofford's home. Young had been 0-7 at Clemson - all as Wofford's coach. "Incredibly ironic," he said. "I haven't had a lot of success down here as you may recall. But that's how it shaped up."

UP NEXT

Virginia Tech starts its home schedule with Coppin State on Friday night.

Clemson continues its three-game opening week against Presbyterian on Thursday night.

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Leaders

Virginia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Ojiako 0 0 0 1 0 0
H. Cattoor 0 0 0 4 0 0
Clemson PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
H. Tyson 0 0 0 1 1 0
T. Jemison 0 0 0 2 1 0

Team Comparison

VaTec Clem
Points For 67 60
Field Goals 22/57-39% 22/64-34%
Three Pointers 9/27-33% 7/29-24%
Free Throws 14/20-70% 9/15-60%
Offensive Rebounds 9 8
Defensive Rebounds 35 28
Rebounds 49 36
Blocks 1 2
Steals 4 4
Turnovers 13 8
Personal Fouls 15 16
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - VaTec Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Nov 5 VaTec 67 @ Clem 60 J. Cone 3 C. Scott 2

Game Information

Stadium: Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, South Carolina
Attendance: 7,500
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