Nahiem Alleyne got the start in his second collegiate match and scored 18 points to lead Virginia Tech into some 74-42 victory over Coppin State on Friday.
Coming off a 11-stage excursion off the seat in his collegiate debut Tuesday at a season-opening triumph in Clemson, the freshman hit 6 of 8 from the floor, including four 3-pointers. He also led a balanced attack to the Hokies (2-0), who gave new head coach Mike Young his first home success.
Landers Nolley II scored 11 factors for Virginia Tech, while Tyrece Radford included 10.
The Hokies blitzed Coppin State (0-1) in the beginning, building a 27-3 lead from the initial 12:-LRB-******************) of this match. They struck four 3-pointers at the first 3 moments and hit five full within their fast launch – by four distinct players.
Coppin State (0-1) suffered through a miserable shooting first half, as the Eagles made only one of the earliest 20 shots and overlooked 17 directly at the same stretch. They ended with just four made field goals in the first half.
Andrew Robinson led Coppin State with 15 points.
Coppin Condition: Picked to finish seventh at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference preseason poll, the Eagles have to obtain an identity on offense if they wish to enjoy any success that year. Better shot choice going forward will help, especially as they prepare to perform 12 of the following 13 games on the street.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies were not anticipated to be as great of a 3-point shooting group as last year’s team that averaged 9.3 3-pointers per game, but Tech has struck nine 3-pointers in its first 2 matches. They ended 11 3 from Coppin State, with six distinct players hitting one.
Coppin Condition: The Eagles play at Loyola University Chicago on Tuesday.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies play at home against USC Upstate on Wednesday.
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