NCAAB Game Recap - Virginia Tech at Brigham Young
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:31 PM EST

MSU
75
UCLA
62
F
Dayt
84
Kansas
90
F(OT)
UNC
76
Alab
67
F
Maine
26
UVA
46
F
Gonz
94
SoMis
69
F
Seton
69
Oreg
71
F
NE
79
Web
69
F
LoyIL
68
OlDom
61
F
Bry
54
WCU
78
F
Mich
83
IaSt
76
F
TN-M
76
Boston
73
F
ColSt
79
WaSt
69
F
Drake
63
Murr
53
F
SCSt
47
Tuls
78
F
Charl
78
GASt
81
F(OT)
StLou
64
BC
54
F
MsVl
50
N AL
73
F
TexAr
57
Furm
58
F
GWebb
67
N CO
62
F
Manh
64
URI
73
F
MiaO
66
WriSt
71
F
SoFL
67
Nebras
74
F
Miss
74
PSU
72
F
Denv
64
SCla
81
F
SCar
72
NrthIA
78
F
KansSt
60
Brad
73
F
(N/A)
44
Vermt
93
F
Hartfo
58
SMU
90
F
Niag
54
IPFW
77
F
(N/A)
67
YSU
93
F
(N/A)
62
RobM
102
F
Norf
71
Monm
75
F
Stony
61
Del
75
F
SthAL
76
LaSal
81
F(OT)
NMSt
64
GMas
68
F
SEMO
57
CS-Ful
64
F
Alc
50
ArkLR
67
F
OkSt
86
Syr
72
F
(N/A)
71
Valpa
98
F
Samf
77
SDSt
86
F
Pitt
72
NW
59
F
WichSt
63
WVU
75
F
UGA
80
Chami
77
F
ECen
71
UTEP
91
F
(N/A)
43
IdaSt
102
F
SDak
84
CBap
83
F
PorSt
70
UCSB
81
F
Hof
69
USD
79
F
SJSU
48
OrSt
83
F
VaTec
77
BYU
90
F

Nov 27, 2019, 11:31 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Virginia Tech (6-2)

37

40

77

Brigham Young (5-3)

35

55

90

BYU shoots down Virginia Tech 90-77 at Maui Invitational
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:49 AM

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Brigham Young cut side to side, whipped the ball around the perimeter, created one open shot after another.

The Cougars knocked most of those, turning the Maui Invitational third-place game into a rout.

TJ Haws scored 13 of his 20 points during a key second-half run and BYU made 17 3-pointers to beat Virginia Tech 90-77 on Wednesday night.

"It really came together for us in the second half, we moved the ball really well," Haws said. "We trust in each other, we trust in our game plan, what coach is telling us. We're just finding the open shots and guys stepped up."

The Cougars (5-3) turned a tight game into a rout with an array of 3-pointers, making 8 of 14 in the second half. Haws went 4 for 7 behind the arc and BYU shot 54% to leave Maui with two big victories.

The Cougars went 17 for 34 from 3-point range and had six players score in double figures.

"When you talk about a rhythm of a game that you're shooting for, it's not a tangible dot-to-dot diagram of a play," BYU coach Mark Pope said. "It's an outline of how you want the game to feel. It's hard to learn and that's why it's elusive for us, but I think our trajectory is really good."

The Hokies (6-2) matched the Cougars shot for shot in a tight first half but couldn't keep up in the second. Landers Nolley II had 22 points and P.J. Horne 13 for Virginia Tech, which lost despite shooting 53%.

"What they do defensively is difficult to stop," Virginia Tech coach Mike Young said. "I thought we did a fair job in the first half. In the second half, they played like old people and we played like little fellas."

The Hokies were picked to finished 14th in the ACC their first season under Young but showed they might be a little better than that in Maui.

Virginia Tech pulled off the upset of the bracket by knocking off No. 3 Michigan State before losing to eventual runner-up Dayton.

BYU had a similar start in Maui in its first season under Pope, knocking off UCLA before falling to No. 4 Kansas, which went on to win its third Maui title earlier Wednesday.

The Hokies and Cougars traded baskets in a back-and-forth Maui finale.

Virginia Tech did it from all over, hitting 15 of 27 shots. BYU did its damage from the 3-point arc, making nine from long range.

Nolley had 15 points to give the Hokies a 37-35 halftime lead.

BYU kept hitting shots in the second half and went on a 17-2 run to go up 58-48. Haws had 13 points during run on three 3-pointers and two layups, including one on an inbound play under the basket after throwing the ball off the back of a Virginia Tech defender.

BYU kept making 3s to keep the Hokies from making a run.

"We've got to guard a little bit better," Young said. "They make it hard one you."

BIG PICTURE

By winning two games in Maui against large-conference schools, BYU showed the West Coast Conference may be more than a two-team race between Gonzaga and Saint Mary's.

Virginia Tech played well in Maui but ran into two hot-shooting teams. The Hokies may very well be better than expected.

UP NEXT

BYU hosts Montana Tech on Saturday.

Virginia Tech hosts top-ranked Duke on Dec. 6.

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Leaders

Virginia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
L. Nolley II 22 0 1 7 1 0
P. Horne 13 0 1 4 0 1
Brigham Young PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Troy 0 0 0 1 0 0
T. Maughan 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

VaTec BYU
Points For 77 90
Field Goals 31/58-53% 32/59-54%
Three Pointers 11/22-50% 17/34-50%
Free Throws 4/7-57% 9/11-82%
Offensive Rebounds 4 4
Defensive Rebounds 24 25
Rebounds 29 31
Blocks 2 2
Steals 1 3
Turnovers 8 6
Personal Fouls 13 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 27 VaTec 77 @ BYU 90 J. Ojiako 2 T. Knell 6

Game Information

Stadium: Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii
Attendance: 2,400
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