Hokies handle Georgia Tech for ACC win

Virginia Tech earns 4th conference victory

Justyn Mutts scored 10 points to eclipse 1000 for his career vs Georgia Tech. (WSLS-TV/ACC/Virginia Tech)

Blacksburg, Va. – Virginia Tech ran out to an 11 point halftime lead over the Ramblin’ wreck and never looked back, stretching the lead to more than 20 before closing out Georgia Tech by 15, 81-66.

Keve Aluma scored 24 points on 8-for-11 shooting and 8 for 9 from the foul line and Virginia Tech led most of the way in an 81-66 win over Georgia Tech. Michael Devoe’s layup pulled the Yellow Jackets into a tie at 23 with 8:26 remaining before halftime. From there the Hokies responded with an 18-4 run and led 41-27 when Darius Maddox made a 3-pointer with 2:47 before intermission. The Hokies doubled their 46-35 intermission margin to 63-41 on Aluma’s three-point play with 13:53 remaining. Devoe was the only player for Georgia Tech to reach double figures with 30 points.

Coach Mike Young’s squad is coming off a noteworthy win at Florida State over the weekend. Virginia Tech is now 12-10, 4-7. They’ll travel to Pittsburgh next on Saturday;