BLACKSBURG, Va. – Storm Murphy scored 17 points, Justyn Mutts had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Virginia Tech beat Radford 65-39. Murphy made four of Virginia Tech’s 10 3-pointers. Radford was just 2 of 24 from distance. Three of VT’s 3-pointers came in the final five minutes.
Mutts started Virginia Tech’s 13-0 run in the first half to build a 20-7 lead, and the Hokies led by at least seven points the rest of the half. Mutts also capped an 8-2 spurt to start the second half for a 13-point lead. Keve Aluma added 10 points for Virginia Tech.
The win came on the same night Radford native and Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young coached the 600th game of his career. Ironically it came against his former assistant and first-year Highlanders coach Darris Nichols.