Virginia Tech 88, Mississippi St. 57

Malcolm Delaney scored 19 points and Dorenzo Hudson added 17 as

Virginia Tech routed Mississippi State 88-57 on Saturday night in

the Battle at Atlantis.

The Hokies (6-4) handed the Bulldogs (7-3) their most lopsided

loss of the season while snapping their three-game winning streak.

Mississippi State lost to Florida Atlantic by two points and East

Tennessee State by one.

Hudson missed Virginia Tech’s previous game, a 79-69 win over

Penn State, because of a strained right calf muscle. Jeff Allen

added 12 points, Erick Green 11 and Manny Atkins 10.

The Hokies, who led 44-27 at halftime, shot 50 percent from the

field (30 of 60), hit a season-best nine 3-pointers and made 19 of

23 free throws.

Virginia Tech also had a 39-24 rebounding advantage.

Ravern Johnson and Renardo Sidney had 12 points each for the

Bulldogs, who played their first road game of the season.