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BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech’s men’s basketball team walked onto the court to start the second half Saturday with a three-point lead over Campbell.
Less than five minutes later, the Hokies were in cruise control.
After a tightly played first half, Tech outscored the Fighting Camels 15-0 to start the second half and never looked back in an 85-60 win.
Jarell Eddie, who had no points in the first half, sparked the scoring flurry with a jumper to begin the second, added a 3-pointer a few minutes later and capped the run with another jumper at the 15:18 mark.
Just like that, the Hokies had a 47-29 lead.
Five Hokies scored in double figures including Victor Davila, who was also scoreless in the first half.
The Hokies also turned around their shooting as well.
After shooting just 37 percent in the first half, Tech shot a staggering 73.1 percent in the second.
So why the drastic change?
“I felt like the way we played defensively in the second half, the momentum shifted toward us, away from the other team,” Eddie said.
Green said defense allowed the Hokies to score some easy buckets.
“We made stops,” Green said. “We got out and ran and executed on the offensive end.”
It also doesn’t hurt to get 26 points from a pair of guys that hadn’t scored at that point in the game.
“They went scoreless, and they came out in the second half, and we got them the ball,” Green said. “They made plays. “[Eddie] and [Davila], they’re going to score. As long as we get them the ball, they’re going to make things happen.”
Greenberg was happy with their contributions as well.
“Jarell I thought was really good in the second half, not just scoring the ball but he attacked off the bounce towards the basket rather than sideways,” Greenberg said. “I thought Victor, it was nice to see him get going and again, I thought the young guys gave us good minutes.”
Campbell (8-3) had three players in double figures but just couldn’t slow down the Hokies in the second half.
Trey Freeman led the Camels with 16 points while Eric Griffin had 15 and Darren White had 14.
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