BLACKSBURG, Va. — Virginia Tech (15-11, 7-8 ACC) shot 51 percent from the field in a 75-41 defeat of the Virginia Cavaliers (20-7, 11-5 ACC) in the Smithfield Commonwealth Clash on Monday night (Feb. 19) at Cassell Coliseum.

Isaac McKneely led the Cavaliers with 11 points on 4 for 8 shooting. Reece Beekman contributed seven points and three boards.

With their win, the Hokies now trail the Cavaliers 5.5–2.0 in the Commonwealth Clash standings presented by Smithfield.

The two sides traded buckets for the first 10 minutes until the Hokies pieced together a 20-0 run to grab a 22 point lead (36-14) with one minute remaining in the half. A Leon Bond III dunk broke the seal on nine scoreless minutes for the Cavaliers, sending the contest into intermission with Virginia Tech leading 36-16.

UVA picked up its offensive game coming out of halftime, but ultimately never regained the lead. Virginia Tech shot 51 percent from the field and hit 8 of its 23 3-pointers on the night, while the Wahoos shot 33 percent from the field.

Virginia hosts No. 10 North Carolina in ACC action on Saturday, Feb. 24. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is 4 p.m. on ESPN.