Things didn’t come easy for Virginia Tech Basketball in the first half, but they found their rhythm in the second half to get their first win of the 2020-21 season.
Virginia Tech Basketball got its first win of the 2020-21 season over the Radford Highlanders to kick off the season. They led 23-22 before the final media timeout against the Highlanders and found their identity on defense after that. In a game that saw them force 15 turnovers
They went on a 14-9 run after that to lead 37-31 at the break. In a game of adjustments, the Hokies came out much more efficient on the offensive end and it showed with a 77-62 victory in the end.
It was a tale of two halves for the Hokies shooting the basketball. In the first half, the Hokies shot 4-of-14 (28.6 percent) from 3-point land and 14-of-34 (41.2 percent) from the field. In the second half, the team shot 15-of-26 (57.7 percent) from the field and 7-of-12 (58.3 percent) from 3-point land.
While the game looked like it would be a dogfight early, guys like Keve Aluma found their rhythm. Aluma led the way for the Hokies with 19 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two blocks. He was one reason Virginia Tech got their first victory. Here’s a look at the three biggest takeaways from the Hokies’ win over Radford.