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No. 16 Virginia Tech tops Ball State 73-64

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Nickeil Alexander-Walker scored 21 points as No. 16 Virginia Tech opened the Charleston Classic with a 73-64 victory over Ball State.

The Hokies (2-0) watched a 16-point lead slip to 49-44 midway through the second half before going on a 14-4 run to take control.

Virginia Tech will play the winner of the next game, Alabama vs. Northeastern, in Friday's semifinals.

Tayler Persons led Ball State (1-2) with 21 points. The Cardinals will play the Alabama-Northeastern loser on Friday.

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Key Players
T. Persons
2 G
N. Alexander-Walker
4 G
34.0 Min. Per Game 34.0
21.0 Pts. Per Game 21.0
5.0 Ast. Per Game 5.0
6.0 Reb. Per Game 6.0
43.9 Field Goal % 56.7
42.9 Three Point % 33.3
87.5 Free Throw % 100.0
+ 3 Ishmael El-Amin made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Josh Thompson 4.0
  Lost ball turnover on Jonathan Kabongo, stolen by Ishmael El-Amin 12.0
+ 2 Blake Huggins made hook shot, assist by Ishmael El-Amin 40.0
  Turnover on Virginia Tech 58.0
  Defensive rebound by Ahmed Hill 1:06
  K.J. Walton missed layup 1:08
  Defensive rebound by Kyle Mallers 1:15
  Isaiah Wilkins missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:17
+ 2 Kyle Mallers made tip-in 1:47
  Offensive rebound by Kyle Mallers 1:47
  Ishmael El-Amin missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:49
Team Stats
Points 64 73
Field Goals 22-52 (42.3%) 29-63 (46.0%)
3-Pointers 9-27 (33.3%) 7-26 (26.9%)
Free Throws 11-14 (78.6%) 8-9 (88.9%)
Total Rebounds 32 33
Offensive 10 10
Defensive 20 19
Team 2 4
Assists 11 14
Steals 4 7
Blocks 6 3
Turnovers 14 8
Fouls 11 17
Technicals 1 1
21 PTS, 4 REB, 5 AST
21 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Ball State 1-2 293564
home team logo 16 Virginia Tech 2-0 433073
Team Stats
away team logo Ball State 1-2 75.1 PPG 40.2 RPG 12.9 APG
home team logo 16 Virginia Tech 2-0 73.5 PPG 35.6 RPG 15.2 APG
Key Players
2
T. Persons G 16.7 PPG 4.0 RPG 4.3 APG 44.1 FG%
4
N. Alexander-Walker G 16.2 PPG 4.1 RPG 4.0 APG 47.4 FG%
Top Scorers
T. Persons G 21 PTS 4 REB 5 AST
N. Alexander-Walker G 21 PTS 6 REB 3 AST
42.3 FG% 46.0
33.3 3PT FG% 26.9
78.6 FT% 88.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Persons 21 4 5 7/13 2/5 5/5 3 31 0 0 2 2 2
K. Mallers 19 7 2 7/14 5/12 0/0 1 30 0 0 3 2 5
T. Teague 7 8 0 3/6 0/1 1/2 2 27 1 3 3 4 4
K. Walton 6 2 1 1/6 0/1 4/4 2 23 0 0 2 0 2
T. Moses 2 5 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 29 1 3 2 1 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Persons 21 4 5 7/13 2/5 5/5 3 31 0 0 2 2 2
K. Mallers 19 7 2 7/14 5/12 0/0 1 30 0 0 3 2 5
T. Teague 7 8 0 3/6 0/1 1/2 2 27 1 3 3 4 4
K. Walton 6 2 1 1/6 0/1 4/4 2 23 0 0 2 0 2
T. Moses 2 5 1 1/2 0/0 0/0 1 29 1 3 2 1 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
I. El-Amin 6 1 1 2/5 2/5 0/1 0 23 2 0 0 0 1
B. Huggins 2 0 0 1/1 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Hazen 1 1 0 0/4 0/2 1/2 1 16 0 0 0 1 0
A. Nehls 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 6 0 0 1 0 0
J. Thompson 0 0 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0
Z. Gunn 0 2 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 6 0 0 0 0 2
M. Thomas - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Acree - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Coleman - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 64 30 11 22/52 9/27 11/14 11 200 4 6 14 10 20
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Alexander-Walker 21 6 3 9/15 2/5 1/1 1 38 1 0 1 1 5
K. Blackshear Jr. 18 7 1 8/12 0/1 2/2 3 25 0 0 0 6 1
J. Robinson 15 2 6 5/14 2/7 3/4 3 34 4 0 4 2 0
A. Hill 9 4 1 3/9 1/4 2/2 3 36 2 0 1 0 4
W. Bede 6 3 1 2/4 2/3 0/0 2 18 0 0 0 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
N. Alexander-Walker 21 6 3 9/15 2/5 1/1 1 38 1 0 1 1 5
K. Blackshear Jr. 18 7 1 8/12 0/1 2/2 3 25 0 0 0 6 1
J. Robinson 15 2 6 5/14 2/7 3/4 3 34 4 0 4 2 0
A. Hill 9 4 1 3/9 1/4 2/2 3 36 2 0 1 0 4
W. Bede 6 3 1 2/4 2/3 0/0 2 18 0 0 0 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
T. Outlaw 2 2 1 1/3 0/2 0/0 1 16 0 2 1 0 2
I. Wilkins 2 5 1 1/5 0/4 0/0 1 22 0 0 0 0 5
P. Horne 0 0 0 0/1 0/0 0/0 3 10 0 1 0 0 0
J. Kabongo 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
C. Clarke - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Nolley II - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Radford - - - - - - - - - - - - -
B. Palmer - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 73 29 14 29/63 7/26 8/9 17 200 7 3 8 10 19