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BLACKSBURG, Va. Cheap Philadelphia Phillies Jerseys . -- BLACKSBURG, Va. -- When asked to give an assessment of his hot shooting Tuesday night, Ahmed Hill described a feeling that every basketball player desires.I didnt really have to aim, Hill said.Hill scored a career-high 20 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 99-73 victory over High Point.Hill missed last season with a knee injury, but in the second game of his return, he hit 7 of 12 from the floor and connected on a career-high six 3-pointers for the Hokies (2-0), who never trailed and hit 12 3-pointers. Seth Allen added 17 points.Andre Fox paced High Point (1-1) with a career-high 23 points.Virginia Tech blitzed the Panthers right from the opening tip. The Hokies made 14 of their first 15 shots, including six 3-pointers in racing to a 24-point lead less than nine minutes into the game. Hill hit half of his 3-pointers in that stretch.I dont know that I could have necessarily predicted his field-goal percentage and things of that nature, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams said of Hill, who is shooting 52.9 percent (9 of 17) from beyond the 3-point arc this season. He holds himself to an incredibly high standard, and his work ethic is superb.High Point had no answer for the Hokies on the perimeter, as Hill and Allen combined for 25 of the Hokies 60 first-half points. Virginia Tech shot 71.9 percent (23 of 32) in the first half and hit eight 3s. The Hokies shot 56.1 percent for the game (37 of 66).We had a game plan, but we didnt execute it very well, High Point coach Scott Cherry said. We had to help too much and gave them good looks. They had wide-open ones. Give them a lot of credit. They made them.BIG PICTUREHigh Point: The Panthers will need better games from Anthony Lindauer -- one of just three seniors on the roster. He scored just four points after scoring 16 in the season opener for a High Point team that features seven newcomers.Virginia Tech: With Kerry Blackshear Jr. sidelined with a lower leg injury, the Hokies are searching for help in the post, and freshman Khadim Sy may be the answer. Sy scored 14 points and grabbed six rebounds.MORE ON HILLS BIG NIGHTHill was a 3-pointer away from tying the single-game school record held by teammate Justin Bibbs. He also set career highs in field goals made and 3-pointers attempted.I was comfortable coming into the season, but Im still shocked that Im playing this way, he said.MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTIONThe Hokies are preparing for a 10-day trip to the West Coast that has them playing three games in the Wooden Legacy tournament in California and then a game in Michigan as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. After a somewhat lackluster performance in the opener, Virginia Tech took a step forward, according to Williams, whose team leaves Monday.I didnt think we were bad in game 1, but I thought we were trying to justify too much of our inadequacies and playing it on, `Well, it was game 1, he said. We need to hurry up . and take the next step. I thought, for sure, we did that.UP NEXTHigh Point returns home to play in the High Point University Classic. The Panthers play three games in three days, starting with UNC Greensboro on Friday.Virginia Tech will be looking to go 3-0 to open the season for the first time since 2012 when it takes on VMI at home on Saturday. Cheap MLB Jerseys . What general manager Dave Nonis called "short and productive" negotiations ended with Kessel signing a US$64-million, eight-year contract on Tuesday. Wholesale Phillies Jerseys . According to a report from the Vancouver Province, the Lions are expected to replace former DC Rich Stubler with defensive backs coach Mark Washington. . It was Kerbers third final of the year after losing to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia in Monterrey in April and to Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic in Tokyo two weeks ago. The 10th-ranked German improved her record in finals to 3-5.Charlie Nicholas says England should expect to beat Spain in Tuesday nights international friendly. Spain have failed to live up to expectations in the last two major tournaments, while Julen Lopetegui will be without several key players for the clash, including Chelseas in-form striker Diego Costa and their regular centre-back pairing of Gerard Pique and captain Sergio Ramos.Englands Harry Kane will also miss the friendly, and Wayne Rooney will start on the bench, but Nicholas believes the hosts are still the stronger outfit. Six months half price Upgrade to Sky Sports to watch Man Utd v Arsenal on Saturday and get the first six months half price He told Sky Sports: I watched Spain midweek as I was out there for a few days and they werent really impressive, despite running out 4-0 winners against Macedonia.I know theyll bring back a couple of better players but theres no Diego Costa, they dont pick Cesc Fabregas, which for the life of me I dont understand, and theyre missing their best centre-backs. England saw off Scotland 3-0 on Friday Theyre on a downward spiral. I heard on the Sunday Supplement the panel suggesting if only England could replicate the Spanish system, but what are they bringing through now? Hector Bellerin shouldve been in the team ages ago, Marc Bartra is 25 now and isnt really up to much.Real Madridd will sell Isco when they get the opportunity and David Silva is still one of their best players. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic. If I was England Id expect to beat them. With the players available, England have a better starting line-up. Spain, who beat Macedonia 4-0 at the weekend, are without Diego Costa The former Scotland international does, however, feel England did no more than meet expectations in Friday nights 3-0 victory over his nation and are well behind the favourites to win the 2018 World Cup. He added: I admitted England would beat Scotland and we all know they will win the group easily, but theyre nowhere near the best teams in the world. Jordan Henderson talks with Gareth Southgate during an England training session England were no better than good against Scotland. Nobody was outstanding. Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana were their best players and I expect them to be prominent again.The momentum should be behind Gareth Southgate, but if they do win dont start telling me theyre going to win the World Cup.Upgrade to Sky Sports now to watch Man Utd v Arsenal this Saturday and get the first six months half price! 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