Williams helps No. 9 Memphis outlast Virginia Tech 69-61

DeAndre Williams had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Memphis outlasted Virginia Tech 69-61 in the NIT Season Tip-Off

NEW YORK — DeAndre Williams had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Memphis outlasted Virginia Tech 69-61 in the NIT Season Tip-Off on Wednesday night.

Emoni Bates added nine points, all in the second half, making four free throws in the final minute for Memphis (5-0).

Nahiem Alleyne scored 21 points and Keve Aluma added 14 for Virginia Tech (5-1).

While Memphis led for most of the game, the Tigers couldn’t put the Hokies away, and Alleyne made a 3-pointer with 4:36 left to give Virginia Tech a 56-55 edge.