VT Wins, LU and VMI Lose in Men's College Hoops
Virginia Tech 87, West Virginia 82:
Blacksburg - Freshman Ben Emelogu scored a game-high 22 points to lead Virginia Tech past West Virginia 87-82 on Tuesday.
Adam Smith added 19 points for the Hokies (1-1), who rallied from a 17-point deficit in the first half. Smith scored seven of Virginia Tech's last nine points.
West Virginia (1-1) had a chance to tie the game, but Nathan Adrian's 3-pointer was short and Virginia Tech's Devin Wilson got the rebound. He made two free throws with 5 seconds left to seal the game for Virginia Tech.
Wilson finished with 16 points for the Hokies. Dibo led West Virginia with 17 points.
William & Mary 84, Liberty 72:
Freshman Omar Prewitt came off the bench to score 18 points as William and Mary held off Liberty 84-72 on Tuesday night.
After Antwan Burrus' jumper with 1:28 to play cut the Tribe lead to 76-70, Prewitt found Terry Tarpey for a layup to push the Tribe's lead back to eight.
Marcus Thornton, one of four returning starters for William & Mary, scored a game-high 23 points. The Tribe led by just two at the half. Tim Rusthoven added 16 points in the win for William & Mary.
Burrus led Liberty with 18 points on 9-of-13 shooting, Davon Marshall and John Caleb Sanders added 12 each for the Flames.
Wake Forest 98, VMI 71:
Devin Thomas had 20 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and Wake Forest routed VMI 98-71 on Tuesday night.Fellow sophomore Codi Miller-McIntyre added a career-high 23 points and has scored 20 in both games this season.They helped Wake Forest (2-0) open with consecutive wins for the second time in coach Jeff Bzdelik's four years.Travis McKie and Tyler Cavanaugh each scored 11 for the Demon Deacons.They led by 30, shot 53 percent, outrebounded VMI 57-37 and outscored the Keydets in the paint 58-18.Freshman QJ Peterson had 16 points, Rodney Glasgow scored 15 and D.J. Covington had 13 for VMI (2-1).The Keydets, who haven't beaten Wake Forest since 1941, didn't get closer than 11 in the second half and were held to 29 percent shooting. In their two wins, they shot 40 percent.