BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Malcolm Delaney scored 26 points and Virginia Tech defeated Charleston Southern 73-50 on Saturday night as the Hokies continued their best start under coach Seth Greenberg.
Virginia Tech (9-1), which has won six straight games, hit six of its first nine shots -- including 4-for-5 from 3-point range -- to take a 17-2 lead. Delaney and Dorenzo Hudson each hit two of the 3-pointers.Delaney, the ACC's leading scorer at 21.6 points per game, was 9-for-15 from the floor and 6-for-10 from 3-point range. The Hokies shot a season-high 55.1 percent from the floor (27-of-49) and hit a season-high eight 3-pointers.Hudson added 14 points for Virginia Tech.The Buccaneers (4-6) missed 10 of their first 11 shots and trailed by as many as 21 in the first half. They shot 34 percent (17-of-50) for the game.Jeremy Sexton led Charleston Southern with 16 points.