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Hokies roll early, beat Md-Eastern Shore 82-66

Published On: Dec 31 2013 06:26:35 PM EST

Jarell Eddie scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half and Virginia Tech used two runs before the intermission to bounce back from a crushing loss by drubbing Maryland-Eastern Shore 82-66 Tuesday.

Devin Wilson added 16 points for the Hokies (8-5), who let an eight-point lead slip away in the final five minutes against UNC-Greensboro on Saturday and lost 55-52. There was no chance of a repeat.

Troy Snyder and KyRee Jones led the Hawks (2-9) with 15 points each and Louis Bell had 14.

The Hawks, coached by one-time Virginia Tech coach Frankie Allen and seemingly headed for their 20th consecutive losing season, lost their 24th consecutive road game and their 27th straight on the road against a non-conference opponent. The string dates back to a victory against Navy on Nov. 11, 2010.