3 takeaways from Virginia Tech's dominating rout of Virginia

The Hokies evened the season series with the Cavaliers with a dominating performance at home.

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Tyler Nickel and the bench had a night

In the Hokies loss at North Carolina Saturday, Tyler Nickel hit four of six 3-pointers in the loss, but he looked confident shooting the ball against his former team. He has recently become a nice piece off the bench with Mylyjael Poteat and they once again had a strong night. Hunter Cattoor only had six points and Sean Pedulla only had eight, which would make you think that it was going to be a struggle for the Hokies, but not when they get 30 points from their reserves.

Nickel led the way with 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting. He hit only two 3-pointers, the first of the game for the Hokies early in the opening half, then right before their 20-2 run, he buried one from the wing. In the second half, he did a good job of getting to the basket and he finished with a team-high six assists and four rebounds. Poteat had 11 points in 18 minutes, splitting time with Kidd and most of his baskets were dunks.

Overall, it was a night that Virginia Tech fans were waiting to get with a dominating performance on both ends of the floor. They only turned it over seven times and shot 50% from the floor, while holding Virginia to just 32%. It is certainly something to build on for the Hokies.

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