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Keve Aluma leads No. 16 Virginia Tech past VMI, 64-57

Aluma had 17 points and 12 rebounds and the No. 16 Hokies won their 34th consecutive non-conference game at home.
VMI's Greg Parham (5) has his shot blocked by Virginia Tech's Keve Aluma (22) during the first...
VMI's Greg Parham (5) has his shot blocked by Virginia Tech's Keve Aluma (22) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg, Va., Thursday, Dec. 3 2020. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)(Matt Gentry | AP)
Published: Dec. 3, 2020 at 11:52 PM EST
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Keve Aluma had 17 points and 12 rebounds and No. 16 Virginia Tech won its 34th consecutive nonconference game at home, beating VMI 64-57 on Thursday night.

Tyrece Radford added 13 points and Justyn Mutts had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Hokies (4-0). They led 30-23 at halftime and used a 9-0 run in the second half to take control. Radford had five points in the burst, including a three-point play to finish it.

Myles Lewis had 13 points and 12 rebounds to lead VMI (2-2). Greg Parham added 12 points.

The Hokies led 36-26 before the Ketdets scored 13 straight to take a 39-36 lead. Trey Bonham finished the run with a steal and layup. The Hokies still trailed 45-41 with just over eight minutes to play before scoring nine straight to reclaim the lead.

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