BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Nahiem Alleyne scored 20 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 100-64 victory over Delaware State on Wednesday.
Alleyne hit 7 of 11 from the floor, including five 3-pointers, and Jalen Cone added 17 points to help the Hokies (5-0) extend their home nonconference winning streak to 28 consecutive games. The freshmen guards led a balanced Virginia Tech attack in which nine players scored.
John Crosby led Delaware State (0-4) with 19 points.
The Hornets jumped out to a 7-0 lead, hitting three of their first five shots from the floor. But the Hokies found their shooting stroke and scored the next 11 points, never trailing again.
Virginia Tech set a school record by hitting 21 3-pointers. The Hokies hit 21 of their 37 3-point attempts, with Alleyne, Cone and Isaiah Wilkins hitting five each. Virginia Tech shot a season-best 56.5% (35 of 62) from the floor.
Delaware State: The Hornets could have one of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s better players in Crosby, who transferred from Dayton and sat out last season. The senior, who has scored in double figures in every game, wasn’t intimidated at playing against an ACC opponent and showed an ability to create his own shot. If he continues to play well, he could lead the Hornets to a better finish than many expect.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies finally were able to get Wilkins going after a slow start to the season. Wilkins, one of their more experienced players, was shooting just 34.8 percent (24 of 69) and had made just two 3-pointers on the season, but he scored 15 points in what marked his best outing of the season by far.
Delaware State: The Hornets play at East Tennessee State on Saturday.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies play Michigan State in Maui, Hawaii as part of the Maui Invitational on Monday.