Men's Basketball ACCtion: Tuesday, February 22

Feb. 22, 2011

Hokies bounce back with win over Wake

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Jarell Eddie scored a career-high 17 points off the bench to help the Virginia Tech Hokies rebound from a loss to rival Virginia with a 76-62 victory over Wake Forest in an ACC game at Lawrence Joel Coliseum on Tuesday night.

With the win, Tech moved to 18-8 overall, 8-5 in the ACC, and the Hokies have now won 14 of their past 18 games. Wake Forest, which lost to Tech 94-65 in Blacksburg, fell to 8-20 overall, 1-12.

Against the Demon Deacons, Tech overcame some early foul trouble, with Jeff Allen picking up his second foul at the 14:01 mark in the first half. He sat for a little over five minutes, and then Greenberg elected to bring him back in. The move paid dividends. Once Allen returned with 8:59 left, the Hokies outscored Wake Forest 20-9 to end the first half and took a 38-25 lead at halftime.

The second half was much of the same. Tech opened a 21-point lead, 56-35, on a basket by Eddie 13:14 remaining. Eddie drained all six of his shots from the floor, including all three of his 3-pointers, easily surpassing his previous career high of 12 points - which, coincidentally, came against Wake Forest earlier this season.

Behind Eddie, the Hokies blistered the nets, shooting 60 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from behind the 3-point arc. The shooting percentage was their second-best of the season (Mount St. Mary's) and the 3-point percentage was their best of the season.

Delaney and Jeff Allen each finished with 17 points as well, while Erick Green added 12. Allen grabbed eight rebounds, thus ending his streak of double-doubles at seven.

Travis McKie led Wake Forest with 22 points and nine rebounds. Gary Clark finished with 13