Virginia Tech gets past Campbell 85-60By HANK KURZ Jr., AP Sports Writer Saturday, Dec 17, 2011
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP)—Victor Davila scored all 15 of his points in the second-half and Jarell Eddie added 11 after halftime as Virginia Tech broke open a close game with Campbell and beat the Camels 85-60 Saturday.
The Hokies (8-3), playing for the first time in six days after finals week, looked sluggish at the start and led just 32-29 at halftime before opening the second half with a 15-0 run capped by Eddie’s 3-pointer and jumper. The sophomore had his first seven points of the game in the burst.
Campbell (8-3), coming off a loss at Houston Baptist but owning an earlier victory at Iowa, got 16 points from Trey Freeman, 15 from Eric Griffin and 14 from Darren White. Campbell stayed within six throughout the first half, but had no answer after the Hokies’ run.
Dorenzo Hudson also scored 15 for the Hokies, Erick Green had 12 and Dorian Finney-Smith 10.
Virginia Tech, which had beaten Campbell 71-60 and 70-60 in the past two seasons, led just 32-29 at halftime. But Eddie hit a 12-foot jumper on the baseline to start the second-half scoring. Green followed with a steal and dunk, and Hudson scored inside after another turnover.
Hudson then went high in the air and fed Davila with a touch-pass. Davila’s shot was blocked on the backboard for a goaltending call—his first points— and after two free throws by Finney-Smith, Eddie hit the 3-pointer from the top of the key and then a jumper to make it 47-29.
The Hokies shot just 37 percent in the first half, but made 12 of their first 15 shots in the second half.
Campbell’s first points of the second half came on Freeman’s layup with 14:48 to play.
Both coaches emptied their benches in the final minutes.