Aluma leads Virginia Tech to a 74-47 rout of Pittsburgh
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Keve Aluma scored 18 points and Virginia Tech held Pittsburgh to a season-low point total en route to a second win over the Panthers in three nights, posting a 74-47 victory on Monday night.
The Hokies have won four straight games, and play their next three games at home. Pittsburgh lost for the fourth straight time.
Mouhamadou Gueye hit a 3-pointer two minutes into the game and John Hugley followed with a layup to give Pitt a 5-0 lead, but Virginia Tech answered with 17 straight points and held a 35-17 lead at intermission.
Virginia Tech was 13 of 27 from 3-point range and six players knocked down at least two 3s. Nahiem Alleyne led the way from distance, hitting 3 of 5 and scored 11 points. Aluma was 2 of 3 from deep and grabbed six rebounds. Hunter Cattoor added 12 points and six boards.
Femi Odukale led the Panthers with 16 points and four assists. Gueye was 5 of 7 from 3-point range and totaled 15 points.
The Hokies (14-10, 6-7 Atlantic Coast) play host to Syracuse Saturday, with Virginia and North Carolina coming to Blacksburg.
Pittsburgh (8-16, 3-10) plays at Florida State Wednesday.
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