No. 19 Virginia Tech tops Notre Dame 77-63
(BLACKSBURG, VA) - After watching his team put together another impressive performance and continue its tremendous start to the season, Virginia Tech coach Mike Young still wasn’t ready to accept the key to the city or throw a party on Main Street. Instead, he took a more cautious tone. Jalen Cone scored 18 points off the bench to lift No. 19 Virginia Tech to its latest conquest, a 77-63 victory against Notre Dame. Cone connected on 5 of 11 from the floor, including four 3-pointers, as the Hokies (9-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from Wednesday’s loss at Louisville. Virginia Tech has won five of six games and five consecutive home games. Keve Aluma added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Hunter Cattoor had 15 points for the Hokies, who held Notre Dame to just two field goals in the second half. Nate Laszewski (la-CHES-KEY) led the Fighting Irish (3-7, 0-4) with 17 points, with most of that coming from an 11 for 12 performance at the free-throw line. Dane Goodwin finished with 12 points for the Fighting Irish, who shot just 37.5% for the day.