Boxscore
Virginia Tech 96, NC-Greensboro 87
Monday, November 19, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Officials - Ron Groover, Karl Hess, Tim Nestor
Attendance - 3082

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Virginia Tech 45 51 96
NC-Greensboro 41 46 87

Recap


Virginia Tech 96, UNC Greensboro 87: Jarell Eddie had a near perfect shooting night, leading the Hokies with a career-high 28 points over the host Spartans.

Eddie was 7-for-9 overall from the field and 5-for-5 from beyond the arc for Virginia Tech, which knocked down 14-of-22 attempts from long range. Eddie also hit nine of his 10 free-throw attempts as the Hokies moved to 4-0 to start a season for the first time since 2004-05.

ACC leading scorer Erick Green added 26 points for Virginia Tech, including a career-best 16-for-16 from the free throw line. Green connected on only four of his 15 field-goal tries, but helped the Hokies ward off a late challenge from UNC Greensboro, knocking down 12 of his foul shots in the final 4:18 to secure the win.

Trailing 30-16 with 9:15 to play in the first half, the Spartans (1-3) went on a 17-2 run to take a 33-32 lead before the team's hot hand ran cold. Greensboro missed five straight field-goal attempts as Virginia Tech re-established its lead, capped by a 3-pointer from Eddie at the buzzer to send the game to halftime.

After the break, the Spartans closed a 14-point second-half gap and pulled ahead on six straight points from Trevis Simpson for a 77-73 lead with 6:09 to play before a 10-0 run put the game away for good for the Hokies. Simpson finished with 25 points to lead Greensboro.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Virginia Tech improved to 8-0 all time against Greensboro. ...  The Spartans have defeated a team from the ACC once in 46 games, knocking off Georgia Tech in 2007. ... The Hokies had won the previous seven meetings with the Spartans by an average of more than 22 points.

Virginia Tech Hokies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jarell Eddie 34:00 7-9 5-5 9-10 0 5 5 2 0 0 2 3 28
Cadarian Raines 27:00 3-8 0-0 3-4 3 6 9 0 4 1 3 1 9
Robert Brown 30:00 3-7 3-5 1-2 0 2 2 3 3 0 2 1 10
C.J. Barksdale 22:00 1-4 0-0 3-4 1 5 6 1 2 0 2 2 5
Erick Green 38:00 4-15 2-4 16-16 0 3 3 6 1 1 2 1 26
Will Johnston 10:00 3-3 3-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9
Marshall Wood 19:00 1-5 1-5 2-4 2 9 11 1 3 1 0 0 5
Joey van Zegeren 12:00 1-1 0-0 0-2 0 1 1 0 1 1 3 0 2
Marquis Rankin 8:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 24-53 14-22 34-42 6 31 37 13 15 4 14 8 96
  45.3% 63.6% 81.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 14

NC-Greensboro Spartans

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Trevis Simpson 31:00 10-23 3-11 2-2 1 2 3 4 3 0 0 0 25
Korey Van Dussen 28:00 4-9 2-5 0-0 1 2 3 2 4 1 1 0 10
Drew Parker 23:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 4 3 2 3 0 3
Kelvin McNeil 27:00 5-8 0-0 2-3 4 8 12 1 3 1 1 0 12
David Williams 17:00 2-2 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 2 5 0 0 0 5
Derrell Armstrong 30:00 7-15 4-11 5-6 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 23
Taylor Hoffer 7:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0
Kayel Locke 25:00 2-8 0-1 2-4 4 3 7 0 4 0 1 0 6
Nicholas Paulos 9:00 1-6 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3
R.J. White 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 32-75 11-35 12-17 11 26 37 16 25 5 9 0 87
  42.7% 31.4% 70.6% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 9