Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

January 25, 2013

Hoos hammer Hokies

Staff reports
Associated Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. — Evan Nolte scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Virginia Cavaliers  past their in-state rivals, the Virginia Tech Hokies 74-58 on Thursday night at Cassell Coliseum on the Tech  campus.

Nolte, a freshman, came into the game averaging 6.4 points per game but hit five 3-pointers for the Cavaliers (13-5, 3-2 in the ACC) and 6 of 12 from the floor. He and Joe Harris combined to hit nine of Virginia’s season-high 11 3-pointers.

Harris scored 12 of his 17 points in the first half, including nine — on three 3-pointers — during a 24-2 Virginia run that gave the Cavaliers the lead for good. Virginia hit 9 of 10 shots during that run, including five 3-pointers.

Virginia Tech (11-7, 2-3), which trailed by double digits the entire second half, was led by Erick Green, who scored a career-high 35 points.

Green came into the game as the nation’s leading scorer at 24.6 points per game.