Scores

Final

Virginia Tech 96

(4-0, 1-0 away)

UNC Greensboro 87

(1-3, 1-1 home)

    Coverage: ESPN3

    7:00 PM ET, November 19, 2012

    Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina

    1 2 T
    VT 45 5196
    UNCG 41 4687

    Top Performers

    Virginia Tech: J. Eddie 28 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Blk

    UNC Greensboro: T. Simpson 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 4 Ast

    Virginia Tech 96, UNC-Greensboro 87

    Associated Press

    GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Jarell Eddie scored a career-high 28 points and Virginia Tech hit a season-high 14 3-pointers to hold off UNC Greensboro 96-87 on Monday night.

    Erick Green added a career-best 26 points and Robert Brown had 10 for the Hokies (4-0), who had to fend off a late Spartans' rally to remain undefeated.

    Trevis Simpson scored 25 points and Derrell Armstrong added 23 for UNC Greensboro (1-3), which rallied from a 13-point deficit in the second half to go ahead 77-73 with 6:07 remaining.

    The Hokies shot 45.3 percent (24 of 53) from the field, including 14 of 22 on 3-pointers, and hit 34 of 42 from the free-throw line Monday. Virginia Tech ended with a 41-38 rebounding advantage against the Spartans.

    Still, that nearly wasn't enough, as UNC Greensboro -- now 1-46 against Atlantic Coast Conference teams -- fought back from a 14-point deficit in the first half to briefly lead before Virginia Tech rallied for a 45-41 margin at the break. UNC Greensboro overcame another double-digit Virginia Tech lead in the second half to challenge late.

    The Hokies were up 67-54 with 14 minutes left in the second half when UNC Greensboro began whittling away at their lead. The Spartans went on a 23-6 run, capped by a pair of Simpson layups, giving UNC Greensboro its final lead.

    Virginia Tech, which has won all eight meetings against the Spartans, responded with a 10-0 run to regain command. Green scored six points during the run, which ended with Eddie's fifth 3-pointer and an 83-77 Hokies lead with 2:52 left.

    Kelvin McNeil had 12 points and 12 rebounds and Korey Van Dusen added 10 points for UNC Greensboro.

    The Spartans led early in the first half, going up 7-6 less than three minutes in, when Virginia Tech went on a 17-2 run. Will Johnson hit three of the Hokies' four 3-pointers during the run, and Cadarian Raines' dunk put them up 23-9 with 12:48 left.

    Virginia Tech would go up by 14 points again later in the half, leading 30-16 on Green's steal-and-dunk with 9:16 remaining. But the Spartans responded with a 17-2 run, capped by Kayel Locke's layup with 4:25 left, to put UNC Greensboro up 33-32, its final lead of the half.

    After tying things at 35-35, the Hokies pulled back into the lead on Marquis Rankin's layup with 3:40 left, and followed that with a Jarrell 3-pointer and a Joey van Zegeren layup to pull ahead 42-35 with 1:55 remaining.

    The Spartans made one final run, getting an Armstrong 3-pointer, a David Williams free throw and a McNeil layup to cut Virginia Tech's lead to 42-41 with 27 seconds left. But Eddie hit his third 3-pointer of the half at the buzzer to put the Hokies up by four points at intermission.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    VT
    UNCG
    Points 96 87
    FG Made-Attempted 24-53 (.453) 32-75 (.427)
    3P Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 11-35 (.314)
    FT Made-Attempted 34-42 (.810) 12-17 (.706)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 4

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