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Hokies Outlast VMI 105-92

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:48:41 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 19 2013 07:06:42 AM EST

The Hokies held off a pesky Keydets team on Monday night in Blacksburg.


Jarell Eddie scored 21 points to lead Virginia Tech past Virginia Military Institute 105-92 on Monday.

The Hokies (3-1) hit a season-high 11 3-pointers. Eddie tied his career high with five and shot 7 of 12 from the floor overall. He also made both of his free-throw attempts and grabbed six rebounds.

Freshman guard Ben Emelogu added 19 points off the bench for the Hokies, and C.J. Barksdale, who was suspended for the first three games of this season by Virginia Tech coach James Johnson for a violation of team rules, scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds in his season debut.

Virginia Tech led by as many as 20 in the second half. VMI cut the lead to 98-92 on two free throws by QJ Peterson with 1:18 left, but the Hokies scored the game's final seven points.

Rodney Glasgow and Peterson led VMI (2-2) with 22 points each.

Eddie was a perfect 5-of-5 night from behind the 3-point line.  VMI got 22 points each from DJ Covington and QJ Peterson in the loss.  VMI falls to 3-2.