Virginia Tech Falls to No. 19 Florida Atlantic
Virginia Tech lost to No. 19 Florida Atlantic 84-50 in the ESPN Events Invitational.
The Hokies couldn’t get the shots to fall all day. At 33% on the day and 12% from three, it seemed like the hoop had a force field over it. VT didn’t get a bucket from behind the arc until 3:24 left in the second half, missing their first 15 shots from deep.
The Hokies' defense harped on the Owls throughout the first half, keeping the game within eight as the buzzer went off. Into the second half, FAU would run away with the game on a 19-point run that lasted for 8 minutes.
FAU shot well, especially from three, which made the difference in the long run. FAU was 9-22 in the game. Their triples accounted for a large portion of the scoring margin throughout the first half and helped them break away during the second.
Only two Hokies reached two figures in the scoring column, Sean Pedulla and Hunter Cattoor. Lynn Kidd followed closely behind with nine. The team ended with 14 turnovers, a -11 rebound margin, and a -8 assist margin as well.
Virginia Tech will head to Auburn on Wednesday to play the Tigers in the ACC/SEC Challenge at 9:15 p.m.