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Virginia Tech Slams American Thanks to Kidd’s 31 Points

By Kyle Beene | December 21
Lynn Kidd slams in down on American (Virginia Tech Athletics)

Virginia Tech took down American University on Thursday with a score of 77-55, claiming its fourth straight victory for a stellar 7-0 record in Blacksburg.

With Pedulla resting on the bench as a precaution before ACC play heats up, #0 and #15 got the ball rolling for VT. Hunter Cattoor and Lynn Kidd each had eight points in eight minutes, leading the Eagles by six points.

While Tech pounded it to Kidd down low, American hit a few timely threes. The Eagles’ 5-7 from deep helped to keep the game close against the Hokies, who shot nearly 62% from the floor in the opening half.

The Hokies’ rock-solid defense held AU to 29 in the first half. While VT held a solid lead throughout, the team just couldn’t get over the hump to truly break away.

In the second half of the Lynn Kidd show, the Hokies slowly broke the glass ceiling and pulled away. Kidd’s 31 points led the team, missing only one of his 15 shots. He added 11 rebounds and two blocks for a double-double.

Tech’s 48 points in the paint is one of its most lopsided performances to date, outscoring American around the hoop by 24.

Behind Kidd, Cattoor and MJ Collins had good games with nine and 12 points respectively. Brandon Rechsteiner once again produced effectively in Pedulla’s absence, slinging 11 assists as the primary initiator.

Virginia Tech will play Wake Forest (8-3) on December 30th for its second in-conference matchup.

Me Ronnie

Born into a family of Hokies, I can remember watching Frank Beamer and Tyrod Taylor on Saturdays with the family, so attending VT was always the dream. 


In 2020, I began my time at Virginia Tech in the Sports Media Analytics program and eventually joined the Sons in January of 2023 as the softball beat writer. Now, I’ve got football, basketball, and baseball coverage, plus you’ll see some of my photographs in articles throughout the website. 


Graduation is on the horizon, but I can’t wait to come back in the fall to begin my Master’s and continue working with the team!


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