Iowa 79

(5-2, 0-1 away)

Virginia Tech 95

(6-0, 5-0 home)

Coverage: ESPNU/WatchESPN

7:15 PM ET, November 27, 2012

Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia

1 2 T
IOWA 38 4179
VT 46 4995

Top Performers

Iowa: R. Marble 18 Pts, 7 Reb, 7 Ast

Virginia Tech: E. Green 24 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

Virginia Tech 95, Iowa 79

Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Erick Green scored 24 points and Robert Brown had 18 Tuesday night, leading Virginia Tech to a 95-79 victory against Iowa in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

The Hokies (6-0) broke away with a 19-1 run spanning the halves, then withstood a run that pulled the Hawkeyes to within 57-54 with 12 minutes left. Virginia Tech then went on a 12-4 burst to rebuild the margin. The victory, under first-year coach James Johnson, gave the Hokies their first 6-0 start since 1982-83.

Aaron White had 21 points to lead the Hawkeyes (5-2) and Roy Devyn Marble added 18.

Virginia Tech tried to take command to start the second half as Green scored the first nine points, extending the Hokies' lead to 55-38 -- their largest to that point in what had been a very close game.

Iowa missed its first nine shots of the half, then made most everything over the next five minutes. Marble scored six points and White four in a 14-0 run that pulled the Hawkeyes to within 55-52.

A driving left-handed layup by Jarell Eddie ended a 4 1/2-minute scoring drought for the Hokies, and rejuvenated their fast-paced approach with instant results. The Hokies used a 14-6 burst to rebuild their lead to 69-58 with 9:03 left.

White scored two straight baskets for Iowa to cut the lead to 69-62, but it was Iowa's last challenge as Brown followed with a 3-pointer and Cadarian Raines added a putback for Virginia Tech.

The lead was back up to 74-62, and the Hawkeyes got no closer than nine thereafter in falling to 0-3 in their history against Virginia Tech.

The Hokies led 46-38 after a close first half in which both teams shot 50 percent.

All nine Hokies that played scored, and eight players scored for Iowa.


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Team Stat Comparison

Points 79 95
FG Made-Attempted 31-64 (.484) 32-61 (.525)
3P Made-Attempted 4-22 (.182) 4-15 (.267)
FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 27-30 (.900)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 21

2012-13 Season

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Research Notes

Erick Green has at least 20 points in the first 6 games of the season. He is the 2nd player this season to score 20+ points in his 1st 6 games this season. Tyler Haws of BYU has also done it.

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