BLACKSBURG, Va. – Storm Murphy scored 14 points, Nahiem Alleyne added 12, and Virginia Tech defeated Merrimack 72-43 for the 1,500th victory in program history. Virginia Tech is the 10th ACC school and 90th in Division I to achieve the milestone. The Hokies shot 55% from the field and made 11 of 23 3-pointers.
They held Merrimack to 18 points in the first half, which included a string of just seven points over the final 10 1/2 minutes of the period. Jordan Minor led Merrimack with 14 points and seven rebounds. The Warriors shot 39% percent and made just 5 of 20 3-pointers.