Scores

Final

UAB 49

(23-11, 12-4 C-USA)

Virginia Tech 75

(21-13, 9-7 ACC)

9:00 PM ET, March 24, 2008

Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia

1 2 T
UAB 21 2849
VT 36 3975

Top Performers

UAB: R. Huffman 10 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Stl

Virginia Tech: A. Vassallo 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl

Virginia Tech 75, UAB 49

Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A.D. Vassallo scored 18 points as Virginia Tech came out strong and never looked back, beating UAB 75-49 in the second round of the NIT Monday.

The Hokies (21-13) will play a quarterfinal game at home Wednesday against Mississippi.

Two baskets by J.T. Thompson, sandwiched around a pair of free throws by Hank Thorns, gave the Hokies a 23-point edge at 53-30 with 12:24 left to play. Virginia Tech stretched it to 28 with 3:33 to play, allowing the Hokies to empty their bench.

Tech forced 16 turnovers and scored 23 points off those Blazer miscues.

Up 17-7 just three minutes into the game, the Hokies ended the first half up 36-21. UAB's offensive attack was hampered early by two fouls in the first 3:05 on leading scorer Robert Vaden, who shot just 1 for 9 from the floor before the break.

Vaden finished with nine points for the Blazers (23-11). Reggie Huffman led UAB with 10.

Malcolm Delaney scored 17 and Deron Washington 16 for Virginia Tech.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
VT
Points 49 75
FG Made-Attempted 21-58 (.362) 27-57 (.474)
3P Made-Attempted 3-18 (.167) 9-21 (.429)
FT Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 12-21 (.571)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 28

Series

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