Virginia Tech 69, Brown 55

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Malcolm Delaney scored 21 points and Jeff Allen added 17 as Virginia Tech opened the season with a 69-55 victory over Brown on Sunday.

The Hokies are 7-0 in season openers under coach Seth Greenberg.

Virginia Tech, which never trailed in the opening game of the Philly Hoop Group Classic, broke open a close contest late in the first half with a 16-5 run. The Hokies took a 34-19 lead on a free throw by Victor Davila with 1:08 remaining.

Five different players scored in the run, with Davila leading the way with seven of the 16 points.

The Bears (1-1) cut the lead to five points on two occasions in the second half, but got no closer.

Andrew McCarthy led Brown with 14 points and Matt Mullery added 13.