Hokies make a triumphant return from a road victory in Maryland

CAO DONG PARK, Md. – With a couple of words Keve Aluma and an impressive all-team defensive performance, Virginia Tech won 62-58 over Maryland on Wednesday.

The Hokies (6-2) had three players double the number of points, led by Aluma with 17 points. Justyn Mutts won 16 points, while Cattoor Hunter chipped in 12 points.

Technology essentially eliminated the three-point threat from Maryland, as Terps shot 1-13 (.077) from outside the arc. The Hokies tied 15 away for the fourth time this season, turning those moves into key 12 points at the other end of the ring. Mutts and Cattoor both registered two steals.

Aluma pulled down 5 counterattacks to lead Virginia Tech’s attack, taking 11 pounds and turning them into 15 second chance points.

How did it happen?

After falling 29-26, Virginia Tech continued their 5-0 run with 1:32 remaining in the first half, culminating in a treble from Cattoor, to lead 31-29, score will be held until recess. Virginia Tech relied on 3-pointers during this period, taking out 5 shots to take 15 of its 31 points.

Maryland leads 46-42 before Virginia Tech resumes its 7-0 run, ending in Nahiem Alleyne’s three, take the 49-46 lead with 5:54 to enter the contest. The Hokies continued to widen the margin and spent the rest of the way to a 62-58 win. Virginia Tech capitalized on six Maryland sales during this period, raking in nine points from those revenues.

Game Notes

» Keve Aluma leads the Hokies in both points (17) and rebounds (12). The performance was Aluma’s second double of the season
» Hokies shot well from three points, knocking out nine of 20 long-range attempts.
»Virginia Tech calculated a total of 15 assists in the game.
»Virginia Tech had a great day defensively, holding Maryland to 8% from outside the box after 13 attempts.
» The Virginia Tech Defense Force was forced to change 15 times.
»Virginia Tech cleans up on the attack glass, collects 11 attack boards in the game.

Collection: (January 12, 2021) MBB: Maryland Game

This article was created using technology provided by Data Skrive.

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