Cattoor, Pedulla help Va. Tech beat William & Mary 94-77

Nov 13, 2022, 3:16 AM | Updated: 5:21 pm
Virginia Tech fans applaud during an unveiling of an ACC championship banner in Cassell Coliseum pr...

Virginia Tech fans applaud during an unveiling of an ACC championship banner in Cassell Coliseum prior to a William & Mary against Virginia Tech NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

(Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

              Virginia Tech's Lynn Kidd (15) and William & Mary's Ben Wight, right, compete for a rebound in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              William & Mary head coach Dane Fischer looks on in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              William & Mary's Ben Wight (35) has his shot blocked by Virginia Tech's Grant Basile (21) as Virginia Tech's Justyn Mutts (25) looks on in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech's Hunter Cattoor (0) shoots a 3-point basket past William & Mary's Matteus Case (4) the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young reactsin the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against William & Mary in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech's Grant Basile (21) follows through on a shot past William & Mary's Matteus Case (4) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech unveils an ACC championship banner, right, in Cassell Coliseum prior to a William & Mary against Virginia Tech NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech's Sean Pedulla (3) shoots while guarded by William & Mary's Chris Mullins (24) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
            
              Virginia Tech fans applaud during an unveiling of an ACC championship banner in Cassell Coliseum prior to a William & Mary against Virginia Tech NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Hunter Cattoor and Sean Pedulla each scored 22 points on 7-of-11 shooting and Virginia Tech led by double figures for nearly-38 minutes Sunday in the Hokies’ 94-77 win over William & Mary.

Cattoor made 6 of 10, and Pedulla hit 4 of 7, from 3-point range for Virginia Tech (3-0). Darius Maddox scored 14 and Grant Basile added 13 points and three blocks.

Anders Nelson made 10 of 15 from the field and led William & Mary (1-2) with 25 points and Gabe Dorsey scored 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting. The rest of the Tribe players combined to shoot just 30% (14 of 46) from the field.

Maddox made layup before Basile, Pedulla, Cattoor and Maddox each hit a 3 in an 87-second span to make it 14-0 less than 3 minutes into the game and the Hokies by at least 11 points the rest of the way.

Virginia Tech hit its first five field-goal attempts — including four from behind the arc — while the Tribe went 0 for 8 from the field with two turnovers in the first 4-plus minutes.

The Hokies shot 56% (33 of 59) from the field, made 16 of 32 from 3-point range and went 12 for 12 from the free-throw line.

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Prior to tipoff, Virginia Tech unveiled its 2022 ACC championship banner, which will hang on the home bench side of Cassell Coliseum — next to banners for the 1979 Metro Conference championship and the 1996 Atlantic 10 West Division championship.

Coach Mike Young, who took over at Virginia Tech in April of 2019 after 17 season at Wofford, won two Southern Conference regular season championships and won five SoCon tournament titles.

UP NEXT

William & Mary plays at American on Wednesday

Virginia Tech plays Thursday against Old Dominion at TD Arena in the Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic

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Cattoor, Pedulla help Va. Tech beat William & Mary 94-77