Mutts, N’Guessan lead Virginia Tech in blowout of Maine

NCAA Men's Basketball

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP)Justyn Mutts scored 15 points, David N’Guessan added 15 off the bench and Virginia Tech beat Maine 82-47 on Tuesday in the season opener for both squads.

N’Guessan didn’t miss a shot in seven attempts on his way to a career high.

The Hokies rushed to a 19-7 lead with 12:41 to play before intermission and never trailed. Virginia Tech led 46-22 at the break shooting 58% (19 for 33). Eight Virginia Tech players entered the scoring column in the first half.

Nahiem Alleyne added 13 points for the Hokies, who finished 53% shooting (35 for 66) overall.

Kristians Feierbergs and Byron Ireland each scored nine points off the bench for Maine.

Virginia Tech is 2-0 all time against the Black Bears. The other victory occurred on Nov. 11, 2016 in an 80-67, which also served as a season opener.

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