The Virginia Tech Hokies became the first ACC team to fall to Radford in the Highlanders last 25 games against the conference, falling 68-66 at home Sunday. The Hokies were up by six with just over two minutes left in the contest, but didn't score again, and let the Highlanders go on an 8-0 run to pull off the upset victory.
R.J. Price far exceeded his 11.3 point per game average this season, exploding for 25 points including the game winning shot in the final half minute to put the Highlanders up for good. 15 of Price's 25 points came from behind the three-point arc, part of a 9 for 17 overall shooting day.
Radford (5-3, 0-0) forward Javonte Green nearly kept up his double-double average on the young season, scoring eight points and adding 10 rebounds in the winning effort. Senior center Brandon Holcomb was second in scoring for the Highlanders with 14 points, and chipped in seven boards.
Meanwhile, the Hokies (4-4, 0-0) improved from the field following a dismal night of shooting last Wednesday against Penn State. Virginia Tech shot .500 from the field and free throw line, and were .467 on three point attempts. Tech outplayed Radford for much of the game, and lead in many statistical categories but couldn't avoid the late 8-0 run that cost the Hokies the game.
The scoring was balanced for the Hokies, with four players scoring in double digits Sunday. Adam Smith (12 points), Devin Wilson (11), Justin Bibbs (10) and Joey van Zegeren (10) all played well, but Tech currently has to settle for a .500 record once again. Virginia Tech's next game will be next Sunday against 1-5 Alabama A&M.