BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) _ Kirby Copeland scored 12 points and Megan Finnerty added 11, leading No. 16 Virginia Tech to its 12th straight victory Sunday, 64-34 over Providence in the Big East Conference opener for both teams.

Kristin Quinn and Janell Fabor each scored six points for Providence (4-8).

The Hokies (12-0) charged to a 19-3 lead and held a 31-16 lead at the break.

Virginia Tech opened the second half with a 20-5 run that extended its lead to 30 points with nine minutes left.