NCAAB Game Recap - North Carolina State at Virginia Tech
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:00 PM EST

Gonz
87
LoyMa
62
F
Wake
59
Duke
90
F
Baylor
67
Kansas
55
F
UGA
60
Aub
82
F
Bois
65
SDSU
83
F
AzSt
69
Oreg
78
F
OhSt
54
Ind
66
F
Lou
67
ND
64
F
Alab
67
KY
76
F
UMass
60
Dayt
88
F
GTown
66
Vill
80
F
TxTch
54
WVU
66
F
Syr
63
UVA
55
F(OT)
Wisc
58
PSU
49
F
Tul
65
Temp
51
F
Cin
68
UCF
54
F
Rut
51
Ill
54
F
DeP
67
StJon
74
F
SCar
55
Tenn
56
F
Merrim
62
RobM
94
F
BGSU
83
Ohio
74
F
Vermt
74
UMBC
50
F
Lafy
65
LoyMD
62
F
Army
59
Boston
81
F
SMU
68
ECU
71
F
NCC
66
DelSt
68
F
OkSt
40
TCU
52
F
Detr
67
YSU
69
F
Crei
77
Xav
65
F
Charl
56
W&M
67
F
NCSU
58
VaTec
72
F
URI
65
VACom
56
F
Del
68
Tows
84
F
Samf
67
Chat
105
F
Ford
44
StBon
64
F
Campbl
63
Radf
68
F
GMas
76
LaSal
63
F
IlSt
52
IndSt
65
F
ULMo
62
GASt
84
F
HolyC
60
Buck
75
F
StJos
83
David
89
F(OT)
Denv
80
W IL
86
F
CoCar
82
TexAr
77
F
FlInt
78
Rice
92
F
Maine
70
Albany
76
F
Oakl
68
Clev
55
F
E IL
66
MorSt
69
F
TexAM
69
Vand
50
F
CenMI
73
Kent
79
F
(N/A)
58
CenCT
46
F
Norf
71
How
63
F
Hou
61
Tuls
63
F
Copp
80
BethC
85
F
Duques
66
GrgWas
61
F
Drake
61
Valpa
66
F
SoMis
70
TexSA
80
F
NrthIA
80
MOSt
57
F
FlAtl
58
N TX
81
F
Evans
44
LoyIL
78
F
MtStM
67
Bry
65
F
FlGlf
66
Stetsn
62
F(OT)
Marq
55
Seton
69
F
HiPt
62
Presb
77
F
OlDom
47
Charl
53
F
Colg
70
Navy
63
F
Drex
78
JMU
71
F
ULLa
51
GaSo
71
F
UNCW
63
Elon
80
F
SIU-E
72
E KY
78
F
VMI
55
ETSU
61
F
SamH
82
CenAR
89
F
NCAT
91
MD-ES
53
F
Morg
68
FlaAM
77
F
NebOm
81
SDak
91
F
Clem
79
UNC
76
F(OT)
Nebras
57
NW
62
F
E MI
68
NIU
71
F
NWSt
76
McNee
85
F
TXAMC
56
AbCh
68
F
FaDi
70
LongI
84
F
Nich
69
SeLA
58
F
N AL
82
Lipsco
69
F
NJIT
78
NFla
66
F
Troy
68
ArkSt
76
F(OT)
ColSt
81
SJSU
70
F
App
57
TxSt
82
F
APSU
71
JacSt
67
F
Mercer
71
WCU
79
F
Jacksn
37
Lib
54
F
NOrl
70
InWor
73
F
TNSt
75
SEMO
73
F
Belm
85
TN-M
78
F
SthAL
52
ArkLR
43
F
Bingha
66
UMassL
85
F
UNCA
71
ChaSo
69
F
GaTec
71
BC
52
F
WaSt
62
Stan
88
F
IdaSt
71
NoAZ
67
F
UMKC
71
NMSt
74
F
AF
78
NM
84
F
Ark
76
Miss
72
F
W Ky
69
MidTN
53
F
StLou
74
Rich
58
F
Longw
80
Hamp
83
F
JackSt
76
Alc
65
F
Gram
61
South
56
F
Citad
71
Woff
73
F
USF
79
Pacif
75
F
UNLV
78
Wyo
69
F(OT)
WIMil
87
WIGB
80
F
SDSt
70
IPFW
61
F
GWebb
95
Winth
99
F(3OT)
W MI
59
Toled
67
F
UNH
48
Stony
73
F
StFNY
80
StFPA
81
F
Amer
73
Leh
82
F
UNCG
86
Furm
73
F
Okla
68
IaSt
81
F
CS-Ful
59
UCRiv
65
F
SCla
67
StMar
66
F
Wash
58
Cal
61
F(OT)
Nev
70
UtSt
80
F
PorSt
77
MTSt
76
F
CBap
61
GrCan
57
F
ChiSt
63
TexPA
87
F
KansSt
50
Tex
64
F
N DA
73
Oral
88
F
MisSt
59
LSU
60
F
Lamar
102
HBU
92
F
SIU
48
Brad
67
F
Marsh
50
UAB
61
F
ArkPB
49
AlaAM
59
F
Fla
75
Mizzu
91
F
PVAM
67
TXSo
71
F
LaTec
64
UTEP
61
F
Murr
81
TNTec
69
F
Portl
70
BYU
96
F
MsVl
75
AlSt
81
F
CSNor
56
CAPoly
74
F
USC
74
UCLA
63
F
UtVal
50
Seatt
83
F
LongB
55
UCSB
52
F
Pepp
85
USD
78
F
HI
60
UCIrv
74
F
Web
57
Sac
71
F

Jan 11, 2020, 2:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

North Carolina State (11-5)

33

25

58

Virginia Tech (12-4)

40

32

72

Nolley II, Hokies cruise past Wolfpack 72-58
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:57 PM

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech was picked to finish 14th in the 15-team Atlantic Coast Conference, but so far this season, the Hokies aren’t exactly the league pushover that many expected coming in.

Truthfully, the Hokies are quickly becoming a team that no one wants to play.

They showed that again Saturday, as Landers Nolley II scored 29 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 72-58 victory over NC State - the Hokies’ third ACC victory in five conference games.

“I’m not shocked. Are you kidding me?” Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young said. “Never underestimate young people. Don’t. I’m not. Never have. There is a great deal of belief in that locker room.”

The Hokies have a nice collection of talent, but more importantly, a superstar in Nolley. The redshirt freshman hit 8 of 19 from the floor for the Hokies, who won their second straight game after a 26-point loss to rival Virginia on Jan. 4. Nolley drilled four 3-pointers and hit 9 of 10 from the free-throw line en route to his second-highest scoring game this season.

Tyrece Radford added a career-high 18 points for Virginia Tech. DJ Funderburk led the Wolfpack (11-5, 2-3) with 18 points.

Virginia Tech fell behind 10-0 to start the game after the Wolfpack hit four of their first seven shots. But following a timeout, the Hokies answered with a 13-0 run and never trailed again. Nolley hit two 3-pointers in that run, including one with 13:23 left in the half that gave the Hokies their first and last lead.

“He just told us to settle down and take good shots,” Nolley said of the message during the timeout. “We were rushing, trying to match their intensity, but that’s not how we play. We had to stick to our style and get back to doing what we do – and it ended up working.”

Virginia Tech led by 40-33 at halftime, and NC State cut the lead to one in the second half on dunk by Funderburk with 12:07 remaining. But a Radford layup pushed the lead to 48-45 with 11:41 remaining and a breakaway dunk by Nolley gave the Hokies a 50-45 advantage with 9:56 to go.

Radford and Nolley put the game away three minutes later, combining to score eight points in an 11-0 Virginia Tech run that gave the Hokies a 66-52 lead – their biggest of the game.

NC State finished with season lows in points and shooting percentage (31.9%, 22 of 69). The Wolfpack made just six of their 30 3-point attempts.

“It was definitely their defense,” NC State coach Kevin Keatts said. “They do a really good job of protecting the paint. They play similar defense as the pack line, when you drive and everybody converges. You’re going to get those shots (3-pointers), and we didn’t make them. We just didn’t. I thought we had some good looks, some great looks, and they just didn’t go down for us.”

BIG PICTURE

NC State: Leading scorer and rebounder C.J. Bryce (16.1 ppg, 6.8 rpg) missed his fourth consecutive game after suffering a blow to the head in a practice before the Wolfpack’s game against Appalachian State on Dec. 29. Bryce’s injury has left NC State with just eight scholarship players, and the Wolfpack missed him, as they couldn’t find another scorer to team with Funderburk.

Virginia Tech: Radford rarely gets any publicity, but he has become the unsung standout on this team. The team’s leading rebounder as a guard, he grabbed nine rebounds, and he is arguably the team’s best defender. He was the primary reason why NC State’s Jericole Hellems made just 2 of 14 from the floor.

MORE ON BRYCE

Bryce actually warmed up with the team before the game and even during halftime, but Keatts said that playing him wasn’t an option. Bryce has been cleared for light workouts, and with the team not scheduled to practice Sunday, Keatts wanted Bryce to get a workout in in hopes of getting him closer to being cleared for Wednesday’s game against Miami.

“I just think we’re missing another guard, and he’s a good player,” Keatts said. “I try not to make any excuses about it, but there’s not many teams that can lose their leading scorer and leading rebounder and be successful. We were against Notre Dame at home (on Wednesday), but against Clemson (on Jan. 4) and here, we could have used one more guy to score the basketball for us, and we didn’t have that.”

DOING IT WITH DEFENSE

Young hasn’t been enthralled with his team’s defense over the past month, but the Hokies were locked in Saturday. Markell Johnson, who scored 27 points in the Wolfpack’s win over Notre Dame on Wednesday, made just 2 of 14 from the floor, including 1 of 7 from beyond the arc, and Braxton Beverly missed five of his six 3-point attempts.

“I thought we were excellent,” Young said. “That’s getting something done. That’s a team playing the right way and unselfishly … If you can hold people to under 40 (percent shooting) and rebound like we are, you should be in every game. You should have a shot to win every game.”

UP NEXT

NC State: The Wolfpack play at home against Miami on Wednesday.

Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at Wake Forest on Tuesday.

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Leaders

North Carolina State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Funderburk 18 0 0 9 0 0
P. Andree 11 0 0 7 0 0
Virginia Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Ojiako 0 0 0 1 1 1
I. Wilkins 0 0 0 3 0 0

Team Comparison

NCSU VaTec
Points For 58 72
Field Goals 22/69-32% 22/59-37%
Three Pointers 6/30-20% 9/22-41%
Free Throws 8/12-67% 19/21-90%
Offensive Rebounds 13 7
Defensive Rebounds 30 34
Rebounds 46 45
Blocks 5 3
Steals 4 6
Turnovers 9 8
Personal Fouls 16 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 11 NCSU 58 @ VaTec 72 M. Johnson 5 W. Bede 2

Game Information

Stadium: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia
Attendance: 9,275
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