Virginia Tech falls to Wake Forest in ACC opener, 80-61

Keve Aluma tallied 23 points for the Hokies in the loss

Virginia Tech drops ACC opener to Wake Forest (WSLS)

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Daivien Williamson tossed in 19 points and Dallas Walton scored 17 as Wake Forest pulled away in the second half to beat Virginia Tech 80-61 in an Atlantic Coast Conference opener. Williamson scored 11 points in the second half to help the Demon Deacons (8-1) turn a 38-34 lead at intermission into a rout. Williamson sank 8 of 14 shots, including 3 of 6 from behind the 3-point line, as Wake Forest shot 63% from the floor and 44% from distance (7 of 16). Walton knocked down 7 of 10 shots against Virginia Tech’s stout defense. The Hokies came in yielding just 53.4 points per game - second best in the nation. Keve Aluma paced Virginia Tech (6-3) with 23 points, nine rebounds and five assists.