Basile scores 33 points in Virginia Tech’s 93-87 win over Notre Dame

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Grant Basile tallied 33 points for the second straight game to help lead the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team over Notre Dame, 93-87, at Purcell Pavilion Saturday afternoon.

Basile added seven rebounds to his 33-point game to lead the Hokies (15-10, 5-9 ACC). Justyn Mutts helped out with 19 points, eight rebounds and nine assists and Sean Pedulla chipped in with 12 points and five assists.

The Virginia Tech offense was strong from downtown, making nine threes on 21 attempts. Basile hit three treys for the Hokies in the contest. Playing 140 miles from his hometown of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Basile scored 16 of Tech’s 18 points during a key second-half surge.

How It Happened

After falling behind 31-27, Virginia Tech went on a 10-0 run with 4:29 left in the first half, culminating in a bucket from Mj Collins, to take a 37-31 lead. The Hokies then lost some of that lead, but still entered halftime with a 43-40 advantage. Virginia Tech relied on its three-point shooting in the period, knocking down seven shots to account for 21 of its 43 points.

Notre Dame proceeded to take a 50-48 lead before Virginia Tech went on a 5-0 run, finished off by Mutts’ layup, to seize a 53-50 lead with 15:16 to go in the contest. The Hokies kept expanding the margin and coasted the rest of the way for the 93-87 win. Virginia Tech took care of business in the paint, recording 30 of its 50 points in the lane.

Game Notes

» The Hokies shot well from three point range, knocking down nine of 21 long range attempts.
» Virginia Tech recorded 19 total assists in the game.
» Virginia Tech had a 29-26 edge on the boards in the win.
» Virginia Tech turned the ball over five times while dishing out 19 assists.
» Grant Basile led the Hokies with 33 points.
» Virginia Tech got a team-high eight rebounds from Justyn Mutts.