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BLACKSBURG, Va. Cheap Wholesale Balenciaga Shoes . -- Zach LeDay scored 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Seth Allen added 15 points and Virginia Tech beat the Virginia Military Institute 88-72 on Saturday night.We were much more purposeful with our dribbles and passes in the second half in the pace we want to play, said Virginia Tech head coach Buzz Williams.Virginia Tech (3-0) took the lead for good with 6:44 left in the first half on Khadim Sys layup. The Hokies led 44-34 at the break on the strength of 57 percent shooting and a 19-12 rebounding edge.I think we played real good pushing the ball, said LeDay, but we have to be better on the defensive end. We want to be playing in March.Tech led by 20 points on several occasions in the second half but VMI kept chipping away.QJ Peterson scored 29 points (23 in the second half) with three 3-pointers and eight rebounds for the Keydets (1-1).Hes a really good player and whats nice is that hes our hardest worker as well, said VMI head coach Dan Earl. His decision making . was really good.Were recognizing when someone has the hot hand and were trying to get them the ball, Peterson said of his big night in a losing effort. They trusted me more in the second half. They wanted me to keep on attacking and make the plays.Adrian Rich and Trey Chapman added 10 points apiece for VMI.Virginia Tech finished shooting 60 percent from the floor (33 of 55) and hit 7 of 17 3-pointers. VMI shot 44 percent from the floor and was outrebounded 34-28.Justin Bibbs and Chris Clarke each added 13 points for Tech.Allen said he is not looking ahead to the ACC portion of the schedule.We have to think about how to get better now, hopefully it will get to that level, he said. I feel pretty good -- off the court (and) on the court we love each other.Three games into the season Williams said he likes his team a lot.I think theyre playing for each other, he said.TAKEAWAYSVirginia Tech: Tech is now 91-43 all-time against the VMI Keydets in a rivalry that dates back to the 1908-09 season. The Hokies have won the last six games in the series. Tech doesnt begin the ACC portion of its schedule until a New Years Eve noon home game against Duke.VMI: The Keydets havent beaten Virginia Tech since Dec. 4, 2004.STAT OF THE NIGHTThe Hokies shot 51.7 percent from the free throw line -- 41 percent in the second half. We could easily have scored 100 if we made our typical free throw percentage, said Williams. Hopefully its an aberration; I dont think Seth Allen (1 of 5) is a 20-percent free throw shooter.UP NEXTVirginia Tech hits the road for their next game against New Mexico on Thanksgiving Day in Fullerton, California, competing in the Wooden Legacy tourney. ESPN will carry the 4:30pm contest. Williams noted the 10-day, 2 time zone trip: I dont know that Virginia Tech has ever done that.VMI is on the road Tuesday night against Presbyterian College. Well find out a lot about ourselves in these next four games, said Earl of a stretch that also includes Campbell and Radford. Balenciaga Shoes Wholesale China . Paul Pierce couldnt believe he missed at the end. Young scored a season-high 26 points to spark a huge effort from the leagues most productive bench, and Los Angeles beat the Brooklyn Nets 99-94 on Wednesday night after blowing a 27-point lead. Balenciaga Shoes Clearance . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. http://www.cheapbalenciaga.net/ . -- Ryan Blaney provided more evidence that Penske Racings No. PHOENIX -- College basketball had bogged down, the scoring at all-time lows, the wrestling under the basket going through gym roofs across the country.Something had to be done, so the NCAA began implementing rules to clean up and speed up the game.These new rules, put in place over the past few years, have mostly worked. Scoring is up, the games have more movement and flow, the physical play in the post at least toned down a bit.Weve made some inroads, said Dan Gavitt, NCAA vice president of mens basketball championships. The past couple years have been very positive in trying to change the direction we were on, but its an ongoing effort.College basketball began to bog down around the turn of the century as players got bigger and stronger and the game failed to adapt.By the 2012-13 season, scoring in Division I dropped to 67.5 points per game, lowest since 1951-52 -- long before the 3-point shot and shot clock were added. It was the fourth straight season scoring dropped.Shooting percentages and assists dropped, and 3-point shooting dipped to levels not seen since the arc was added in 1986. Fouls also were down, a sign that officials were letting them play, as they say.Once an offensive game, the game shifted toward the defense, the flow of games like being stuck in stop-and-go traffic.So what the NCAA did was turn to rules already in place, asking officials to start carrying them to the letter of the law.No more hand-checking, putting two hands on an opponent, using arm bars or jabbing. The block/charge, the most difficult call in basketball, was altered to limit the big crashes under that occur in every game. A restricted arc was created under the basket to prevent defenders from sliding under offensive players as they rose to the basket.Last season, the shot clock was reduced from 35 to 30 seconds in an effort to speed up the game.The NCAA has added to or tweaked the rules each season, hoping to hone the game into a much more high-scoring, free-flowing form.It certainly worked last season.Scoring rose from 67.2 points per game to 72.6, possessions per game climbed, field goal percentages and assists increased. Teams also averaged one more foul and one more free throw attempt per game.There was a sense a couple years ago that our ggame was favoring the defensive players a little too much, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said. Cheap Authentic Balenciaga Shoes. We were losing some of the excitement, some of the flow, some of the athleticism, some of the scoring that fans seemed to want. I think weve encouraged some of the rule changes that have freed up the flow of play and shifted the balance a little bit more to the offense.This season, the NCAA has asked officials to pay more attention to the physical play in the post and fighting for rebounding position.Theres also a stronger emphasis on preventing defensive players from bellying up on ball handlers, creating a cylinder around the offensive player where any contact is a foul on the defense -- as long as the ball handler is making a normal basketball move.Overall, its made our game better and we need to continue to head in that direction to create as much, what I would call, freedom of movement, getting away from the tug-of-war-type basketball thats taken place in the past, particularly in the post, Washington State coach Ernie Kent said.The rules for the post are still a work in progress.Officials have been asked to call fouls when post players dislodge each other, a defender uses a swim move to get in front of the offensive player or if the defensive players lays on his opponent with more than incidental contact.The problem is determining how much contact is too much. Players have been taught for years to play a certain way in the post and asking them to make drastic changes to that will only slow the game down as fouls are continuously called.Players and coaches always find a way to adapt, but finding the right balance in the post will likely be a gradual process.We have a ways to go still in the low post, Gavitt said. That will be the challenge over the next few years. How do we get at the physical play in the low post without bias to the offensive or defensive player? How do you guard legally in the low post, how do you play offense legally in the low post? I think the game will be better when we move forward with that.---AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in San Francisco contributed to this report. ' ' '