Green’s 24 lead Virginia Tech past Iowa, 95-79

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November 28th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Erick Green scored 24 points and Robert Brown had 18 Tuesday night, leading Virginia Tech to a 95-79 victory against Iowa in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. The Hokies (6-0) broke away with a 19-1 run spanning the halves, then withstood a run that pulled the Hawkeyes to within 57-54 with 12 minutes left. Virginia Tech then went on a 12-4 burst to rebuild the margin. The victory, under first-year coach James Johnson, gave the Hokies their first 6-0 start since 1982-83.

Aaron White had 21 points to lead the Hawkeyes (5-2) and Roy Devyn Marble added 18. Virginia Tech tried to take command to start the second half as Green scored the first nine points, extending the Hokies’ lead to 55-38 — their largest to that point in what had been a very close game.