NCAAB Game Recap - Virginia Military at Virginia Tech
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:00 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
TexPA
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Merrim
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
60
Ark
51
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Dec 21, 2019, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Virginia Military (5-8)

18

37

55

Virginia Tech (9-3)

26

38

64

Cattoor's career-high 14 helps Hokies outlast VMI, 64-55
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:15 PM

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Hunter Cattoor looks nothing like Santa Claus, but he certainly delivered a big gift to the Virginia Tech basketball team four days before Christmas.

On a day in which Virginia Tech played poorly for the most part, Cattoor came off the bench to score a career-high 14 points, leading the Hokies to a 64-55 victory over VMI on Saturday.

Cattoor hit 4 of 8 from the floor, including two 3-pointers for the Hokies (9-3), who won their third straight game despite shooting a season-low 34% (21 of 61). Isaiah Wilkins, who also came off the bench, added 13 points for Virginia Tech, which extended its home-court nonconference winning streak to 32 consecutive games.

"Coming off the bench, we created energy," Cattoor said. "You can kind of see how the game unfolds. You can see from the bench how they're playing defense and their tendencies and stuff like that. It's good to see that before you get in the game and start playing."

Virginia Tech, which didn't hit a field goal in the first 7:39 of the game, led by just six late in the second half, but scored five points on one possession when point guard Wabissa Bede hit a lay-up just as the shot clock sounded to give the Hokies a 47-39 lead. Following the shot, VMI head coach Dan Earl was given a technical foul, and the Hokies' Jalen Cone hit both free throws with 7:29 remaining to give Virginia Tech a 49-39 advantage.

VMI (5-8) cut the lead to 57-51 on a 3-pointer by Kamdyn Curfman with 3:02, but missed five shots over their next two possessions and got no closer.

"I've played them (VMI) any number of times and never had those difficulties, but I shoulder all of the blame," said Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young, who had previously coached at Wofford, a Southern Conference foe of VMI. "My team wanted to do the right things. We found some things in the second half, but it was a bit of a struggle.

"But I've never been part of a bad win. I'll take that and move on down the line. Look for Santa Claus here in a couple of days."

Curfman paced the Keydets with 15 points. Travis Evee led with 20, but had seven turnovers. VMI scored its fewest points of the season and turned the ball over a season-high 23 times.

"We've got to figure out how to take care of the ball better," Earl said. "The 20 turnovers killed us for what we are, and hopefully (we can) make some more shots. Our two young guards (Curfman and Evee) made some shots late, but we've got to execute better certainly and be better against the physicality."

TIP-INS

VMI: The Keydets two freshman guards gave the Hokies plenty of fits and figure to get even better as the season goes along. Curfman and Evee combined to score 35 points, with Evee scoring all 20 of his in the second half.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies won despite leading scorer Landers Nolley II suffering the worst game of his young career. Nolley scored just four points and hit just 1 of 11 from the floor. He settled for too many jumpers, was short on a lot of them, and sat for extended stretches in the second half. Perhaps the holiday break comes at a good time for the redshirt freshman, who was averaging 18.5 points per game before Saturday.

EARL TAKES BLAME ON CALL

Earl said that he wasn't complaining to the official when he received the technical foul with 7:29 remaining. He was upset with one of his players for not rotating over and challenging Bede's lay-up, and Earl said the official misinterpreted the situation.

"I was 100 percent mad at our guy," Earl said. "He was hugged up on the weak side and didn't come over to block the shot. So I waved my fist and stomped my foot, but totally at our guy . But that stuff happens. It was unfortunate. Maybe I've got to be less demonstrative, but I was 100 percent mad at our guy. I wasn't complaining about the call at all."

TECH BENCH COMES UP BIG - AGAIN

The Hokies' bench scored 34 points in a victory over Gardner-Webb on Sunday, and against VMI, Wilkins and Cattoor paced a bench effort that out-scored the Keydets 38-4. The bench saved Virginia Tech on a day when no Hokie starter hit more than three field goals.

"Isaiah Wilkins was terrific," Young said. "Hunter Cattoor had his best game. Both of those kids have played well for us . Good teams have other people help them win. Certainly we saw that tonight."

UP NEXT

VMI: The Keydets play at USC Upstate on Dec. 29.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at home against Maryland Eastern Shore on Dec. 29.

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Leaders

Virginia Military PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
G. Parham 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Stephens 0 0 0 4 0 1
Virginia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Johnson 0 0 0 0 0 0
H. Cattoor 14 0 1 5 2 0

Team Comparison

VMI VaTec
Points For 55 64
Field Goals 21/51-41% 21/61-34%
Three Pointers 13/30-43% 7/26-27%
Free Throws 0/0-0% 15/24-62%
Offensive Rebounds 8 13
Defensive Rebounds 31 22
Rebounds 40 39
Blocks 4 3
Steals 4 9
Turnovers 22 7
Personal Fouls 19 8
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 21 VMI 55 @ VaTec 64 T. Creammer 2 J. Ojiako 2

Game Information

Stadium: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia
Attendance: 7,446
Game Time: