Virginia Tech got 28 points from sophomore guard Adam Smith and easily beat Radford 81-56 in Cassell Coliseum on Friday. The Hokies improved to 5-3 on the season, while the Highlanders dropped to 4-1.
Freshman guard Ben Emelogu did not play because of concussion-like symptoms. Senior forward Cadarain Raines dressed for the game, but did not play. He only played three minutes in Tuesday’s game with Furman.
Despite the absence of key players, the Hokies controlled this game from start to finish. They placed four players in double figures, and two of them had double-doubles.
Adam Smith: 28 points, 5 assists, 0 turnovers in 36 minutes
C.J. Barksdale: 14 points, 10 rebounds in 26 minutes
Jarell Eddie: 14 points, 10 rebounds in 34 minutes
Marshall Wood: 10 points, 6 rebounds in 24 minutes
Joey van Zegeren started in place of Cadarian Raines. Foul trouble limited him, but he still finished with five rebounds and three blocks in just 16 minutes of action.
As a team, the Hokies shot exactly 50% from the field. They were 7-of-15 (46.7%) from three-point range and 20-of-26 (76.9%) from the free throw line. They also outrebounded Radford 41-29. Tech had 13 assists and 11 turnovers in the game.
The Hokies return to action on Tuesday when they host Winthrop. Tipoff is scheduled for 7pm, and the game can be seen online on ESPN3.