Vassallo’s 21 points leads Virginia Tech to 79-49 victory over Charleston Southern

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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP)—A.D. Vassallo scored 21 points, including nine in Virginia Tech’s game-opening 16-0 run and the Hokies went on to a 79-49 victory over Charleston Southern on Monday night.

Jeff Allen, Deron Washington and Hank Thorns all had 10 points for the Hokies (9-6). Allen also had 10 rebounds.

Omar Carter had 18 points for the Buccaneers (6-9), who didn’t score for the game’s first 7 1/2 minutes and trailed 40-24 at halftime.

Chris Moore’s 3-pointer brought the Buccaneers within 13 points in the second half but they got no closer.

Virginia Tech finished 34-for-71 from the field, including 5-for-24 from 3-point range. Vassallo was 3-for-10 from long range while Thorns was 2-for-4.

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 Charleston S.
O. Carter O. Carter
7-18,  18 Pts
4 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Virginia Tech
A. Vassallo A. Vassallo
9-18,  21 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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