Sports Network | December 12, 2010
Blacksburg, VA (Sports Network) – Malcolm Delaney scored 18 points and dealt out eight assists as the Virginia Tech Hokies downed the Penn State Nittany Lions 79-69 in a non-conference game at Cassell Coliseum.
Erick Green scored 15 points for the Hokies (5-4) who snapped a three-game losing streak. Terrell Bell scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Jeff Allen finished with 11 points and 13 boards.
Talor Battle scored 26 points for Penn State (7-3) to pace all scorers. David Jackson finished with 12 points and eight rebounds.
Virginia Tech led 44-33 at halftime after shooting a torrid 62.1 percent from the floor in the first half, including 50 percent (4-of-8) from outside the arc.
Penn State closed to within three at 44-41 with 16:15 left in the game but the Hokies scored the next 10 points and the Nittany Lions got no closer than eight the rest of the way.
The Hokies shot 54.5 percent from the floor for the game and were 7-of-15 from three-point range.