BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) _ Ace Custis scored 19 points, including five dunks, and reserve Jim Jackson added 15 points on Tuesday to lead No. 22 Virginia Tech to a 93-49 victory over Coastal Carolina.

Virginia Tech (1-0) scored 17 unanswered points to go ahead 19-4 with 13:36 remaining in the first half against a team with only two returning starters and four junior college transfers.

Coastal Carolina (1-1) was held to two field goals in the first nine minutes and was behind 49-22 at halftime.

The only drama of the evening came moments before tipoff when the Hokies bird mascot had a hard time unfurling a new banner in the stands that proclaimed Virginia Tech the 1995 NIT champions.

With six minutes remaining in the first half, Custis dove for a ball to keep it in play, made a field goal, took a pass at rim level after a steal and dunked to put Virginia Tech ahead 39-15.

For their part, the Chants kept the game mildly interesting in the second half with outside shooting. They made five straight 3-pointers in one stretch to make it 75-45 with nine minutes to play.

Last season, Virginia Tech won 25 games, the most in school history, using only seven players. With all returning to join the injured players from last year, the Hokies used 12 in their opener and had six score in double figures, including three by the name of Jackson.

Shawn Smith scored 14, David Jackson, Jim's twin brother, had 12 and Travis Jackson, no relation, and Damon Watlington each had 11.

Virginia Tech, a new member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, made 52 percent of its field goal attempts while Coastal, a Big South team, shot 31 percent from the field.

Ben Avery led Coastal with 11 points and eight rebounds. Kelvin Pannell made three of his first six 3-point shots for nine points.