Virginia Tech men host Charleston Southern

The Roanoke Times

For the second time this week, the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team meets an opponent from Charleston, South Carolina on Friday.

But this time the opponent is Charleston Southern.

And this time the Hokies are playing in their own arena.

The Hokies (5-1) host Big South member Charleston Southern in a game televised by the ACC Network at 8 p.m. Friday.

Virginia Tech suffered a 77-75 loss to the College of Charleston in Sunday’s Charleston Classic title game. This game was played in the Cougars’ arena and in front of a loud, pro-Cougars crowd.

Charleston Southern (2-2) has beaten Bethune-Cookman and National Christian College Athletic Association member Toccoa Falls. The Buccaneers have lost at Ohio State (82-56) and Tulane (99-79).

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The Buccaneers won just six games last season, including just one Big South game.

Sean Pedulla averages a team-high 17.5 points for Tech, while Claudell Harris Jr. averages 19.8 points for Charleston Southern.

The Hokies are 6-0 in the series, the last meeting was in Blacksburg in December 2016.

No. 11 Virginia Tech 73, Missouri 57

Elizabeth Kitley had 17 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks to lead the Hokies (5-0) past the Tigers (6-1) in Nassau in the Bahamas on Wednesday.

Kitley moved up to seventh on the tech career scoring list with 1,505 points and tied for second on the tech career rebounds list with 855 points. She also recorded the 200th block of her career on Wednesday.

Kayana Traylor had 18 points for the Hokies, who went 2-0 in the Bahamas. Georgia Amoore had 15 points and six assists.

The Tigers led 28-26 at halftime, but Tech outplayed the Tigers 23-9 in the third quarter. The Hokies shot 63.6% off the field in the third quarter and 61.5% in the fourth quarter.

Camryn Taylor scored 13 points on Wednesday to lead the Cavaliers 3-2 past the Camels in Charlottesville.

UVa improved to 6-0 for the first time since the 1997/98 season.

This is UVa’s longest winning streak since the team had eight consecutive wins in the 2017/18 season.

Radford 93, Bluefield State 59

Ashlyn Traylor finished an assist just short of a triple-double to help the hosting Highlanders (2-3) beat NCAA Division II member Bluefield State Tuesday night.

Traylor had 15 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. Jackie Christ scored 17 points while Vanessa Blake had 15 points. Rachel LaLonde had 10 points and 11 rebounds.

The game counted for Radford but was only an exhibition game for Bluefield State.

Radford shot 63.5% from the field.

Mary Washington 70 W&L 58, OT

Sydney Sherman had 19 points Tuesday night in Fredericksburg to lead the Eagles (6-0) past the Generals (3-1).

Mary Washington’s Keagan Schwab made a layup with 10 seconds left to level the game at 56. The Eagles outplayed W&L 14-2 in overtime.

Mary Schluesner had 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks for W&L while Hanna Malik added 11 points.

Courtney McKrola, Presley Heggie and Eve Schmalbeck each had 11 points to lead the Knights (2-2, 1-1 USA South) over the Pacers (1-3, 0-1) in Raleigh, NC Tuesday night

SVU shot 57.1% from the field.

William and Mary 62, Radford 51

Chris Mullins scored 13 points to help the Tribe (3-3) beat the Highlanders (3-3) in Williamsburg on Wednesday.

Justin Archer had nine points for Radford, who turned the ball over 16 times.

Radford shot just 32% from field in the second half when it was 1 of 10 from 3-point range.

Hosts Pride (2-2) scored 13 of the last 14 points of the game on Wednesday to overtake the Panthers (2-3).

Ferrum led 58-49 with 6:23 to go.

Tim Boulware took two free throws to give Greensboro a 59-58 lead by 1:05. Matthew Brown made one of two free throws to extend the lead to 60-58 with 33 seconds left.

After Alfredo Abel-Rivera took one of two free throws for Ferrum, Ty Hill took two free throws to extend the lead to 62-59 with 15 seconds left.

Abel-Rivera had 19 points while Deshone Hicks added 14 points.

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