Virginia Tech and Richmond square off in NIT matchup

Richmond Spiders (23-9, 15-4 A-10) at Virginia Tech Hokies (18-14, 10-11 ACC)

Blacksburg, Virginia; Tuesday, 9 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Virginia Tech and Richmond meet in the National Invitation Tournament.

The Hokies’ record in ACC games is 10-11, and their record is 8-3 in non-conference play. Virginia Tech is 0-2 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

The Spiders are 15-4 in A-10 play. Richmond is the A-10 leader with 26.3 defensive rebounds per game led by Isaiah Bigelow averaging 5.7.

Virginia Tech scores 75.0 points, 8.9 more per game than the 66.1 Richmond gives up. Richmond averages 7.4 made 3-pointers per game this season, 0.7 more makes per game than Virginia Tech gives up.

TOP PERFORMERS: Sean Pedulla is averaging 16.4 points and 4.4 assists for the Hokies. Hunter Cattoor is averaging 13.5 points over the last 10 games.

Jordan King is shooting 45.8% and averaging 18.4 points for the Spiders. Bigelow is averaging 1.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hokies: 5-5, averaging 76.5 points, 30.6 rebounds, 14.3 assists, 5.0 steals and 2.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 75.1 points per game.

Spiders: 7-3, averaging 72.1 points, 30.6 rebounds, 13.8 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 68.4 points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.