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Virginia Tech Outlasts Nebraska 66-53

Hokies move to 5-1 in the young basketball season. Zach LeDay leads the day for the Hokies with 19 and 9.

NCAA Basketball: Miami  at Virginia Tech Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies finished third in the Wooden Legacy tournament today. The Hokies faced the Cornhuskers of Nebraska, and prevailed 66-53. The Hokies trailed at the half, 26-23, but simply dominated the second half. The Hokies outscored Nebraska 43-27 in the second frame, and finished the tournament with the bronze.

Zach LeDay paced the Hokies with 19 points and 9 boards. Ahmed Hill was the second leading scorer for the Hokies with 12. The ‘Huskers were cold from behind the arc, hitting an icy 19%, while the Hokies converted 44% of their home run balls. The Hokies had a slight edge on the glass, 38-37, but in the end it was too much Hokies. LeDay began the second half with an absolute monstrous one handed jam that set the tone. The Hokies seemed to play inspired ball from there, and left little doubt with the game’s outcome.

Next on the schedule for Virginia Tech is Michigan (Yes, it was a catch) in Ann Arbor. The Wolverines enter the game with an 5-1 record, and it should be a great test for Buzz Williams and his crew.