November 25, 2017 / 8:39 PM / a year ago

Virginia Tech rolls past Morehead State

Virginia Tech rolls past Morehead State

Virginia Tech made 57.4 percent of its field goals, led by the shooting performance from freshman guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker, in a 96-63 victory over Morehead State on Saturday at Blacksburg, Va.

Alexander-Walker scored 18 points while making 7 of 9 shots from the field, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. Justin Bibbs scored 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting. Ahmed Hill finished with 12 points.

Alexander-Walker, Bibbs and Hill — all guards — are shooting 108 of 179 (60.3 percent) through the first six games of the season, including 48 of 91 (52.7 percent) from 3-point range.

Morehead State (1-4) was led by Djimon Henson’s 17 points and four assists.

Virginia Tech (5-1) tallied 20 assists, led by reserve forward Chris Clarke’s five. Alexander-Walker and Bibbs also each had four assists.

Virginia Tech never trailed after taking an 8-0 lead. The Hokies went on a 16-2 run to open a 26-8 lead with 9:26 left in the first half and they cruised from there.

The Hokies built their lead to 51-23 by halftime. They led by 40 points at one point, 82-42 with 8:26 left in regulation.

Morehead State tallied 20 turnovers while producing only 12 assists.

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