Iowa vs Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech 95, Iowa 79


BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) - 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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Iowa Hawkeyes
A. White, F348-155-6100121
Z. McCabe, F192-50-04334
A. Woodbury, C192-53-55127
R. Marble, G-F359-160-077118
M. Gesell, G192-71-20215
M. Basabe, F212-22-21026
A. Clemmons, G163-52-30259
J. Oglesby, G163-60-00029
E. May, G150-20-03140
P. Ingram, G30-10-00000
G. Olaseni, C30-00-00020
Total 31-6413-1830162379
Virginia Tech Hokies
J. Eddie, F344-112-273311
C. Raines, F272-45-66039
C. Barksdale, F245-71-170211
E. Green, G398-158-955324
R. Brown, G386-85-502118
M. Wood, F161-62-24014
J. Van Zegeren, F123-64-530310
M. Rankin, G82-30-00245
W. Johnston, G21-10-00003
Total 32-6127-3036122095
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Michigan St.2-09-14
Ohio St.2-08-346
Penn St.1-18-3135

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Boston College1-07-375
Florida St.0-09-031
Miami (Fla.)0-08-051
N. Carolina0-09-17
Va. Tech0-09-1110
NC State0-08-282
Notre Dame0-08-262
Wake Forest0-06-4157
Georgia Tech0-04-4232
Other games
MINN 77 Final
FSU 68
NCST 72 Final
UNC 59 Final
IND 83
TEXSO 80 Final