In Game Commentary | v. #14 gonzaga

FINAL – zags 82 VT 64

zags 75 VT 61 | 3:55 to go: Allen fouls out on a fast break drive to the hoop.

zags 73 VT 60 | 5:13 to go: First look at Terrell Bell tonight. It’s nice to see him in after his surgery.

This is definitely the most complete team we’ve played thus far. I know that’s not saying much, but I have seen 3 of the 4 games, and no disrespect to eastern washington, I think the zags got you beat.

zags 69 VT 56 | 7:55 to go: I seem to recall that I wrote in my preview that you shouldn’t expect many threes from the zags. Well, Bouldin just hit his fifth of the night.

zags 61 VT 51 | 10:19 to go: A couple threes, one by A.D. and another by Malcolm Delaney has cut the lead to 10. The damn announcers continue to discuss Tech’s decision to hold scrimmages with georgetown and south carolina in the pre-season instead of playing exhibitions against DII teams. Yawn.

zags 55 VT 39 | 14:32 to go: BTW, the court has the VT ribbon logo in two places – very nice gesture by UAA.

zags 52 VT 37 | 15:24 to go: Allen pours in 2 buckets, his first two of the night. The Hokies are standing around on offense. They don’t look sharp at all, while the zags are the complete opposite. Sounds like they were sluggish last night against texas tech. Maybe the long trip has finally caught up with the Hokies.

zags 48 VT 33 | 17:43 to go: Huh … I kind of wish 360 still wasn’t working. That stretch, albeit short, consisted of a bunch of one and dones for Tech and crisp offensive execution by the zags.

Second Half underway

BTW, in case you were wondering, at halftime of ESPN360 games, there is a stationary shot of the scoreboard. Not only do you get to watch the clock tick down, you also get to see the Great Alaska Shootout sponsors. The audio is still going, so you hear the halftime show in the background as well. It’s Not So Must See TV.

Halftime – zags 41 VT 33 | The ESPN 360 feed finally comes on! I get to watch the last minute of the first half. The Hokies are wearing their orange road unis, first time this year. We had 12 turnovers in the first half and 0 points from Allen. ugh

zags 41 VT 33 | Doing an in-game without watching the game is challenging. Hey, we beat the hoos today!

zags 35 VT 30 | 2:57 to go: Turnovers and Allen’s foul trouble have been the killers tonight.

zags 24 VT 21 | 7:54 to go: I’m still getting no love from the Ocho, but it didn’t work until 25 seconds left in the first half last night. First basketball thought of the night – to only be down 3 with no points from Allen seems positive.

13-13 | 11:21 to go: Got the radio feed and CBS Sportsline going now. ESPN360 hoses us again.

zags 10 VT 7 | 12:45 to go: I’m on CBS Sportsline cause 360 is still not working. Looks like we’ve already turned the ball over 5 times tonight.

10:08 PM – I assume the game is started, and once again ESPN360 is not showing the game. Let’s see how long it takes the IT geeks in Bristol to get our game on the little screen.

Hello? What the hell are you doing reading this? It’s Saturday night. The Hokies just beat the hoos (again), but this time for the ACC Coastal Division and here you are… sober enough to read my in game commentary. You must be a Hardcore Hokie Basketball Fan.

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