In Game Commentary | ACC tournament Quarterfinal | v. #5 miami

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  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    Well, unc beats f$u. On to the MAIN EVENT.

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    Since I can’t get local channels on DirecTV, I have to bust out the 13 inch. Check out my sweet setup (sarcasm) – http://www.flickr.com/photos/toddwickersty/2333548316/

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    That’s quite a setup you got there Todd – why can’t you get local channels on DirecTV?

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    The entire team should have worn headbands. Malcom and Deron know whats up.

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    The Hokies need to be more aggressive on the boards – missed rebounds at both ends

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    @vthokiefans Because The Man is a b*stard.

  • Niemo

    Not good giving up an immediate offensive rebound. That’s what did VT in during the first game vs miami.

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    Delaney en fuego!

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    Delany is 3/3 shooting including two threes – he is the future leader of this team in my mind. He has 8 points already.

  • Niemo

    Ugh, ted valentine is doing the game. Didn’t he screw us enough in the first miami game? Guess he has unfinished business. No more Deron for the half.

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    not to get off topic, but did anyone see the classless move by unc coach Roy Williams at the end of the last game? Called Tyler Hansbrough over to introduce him to the refs b/c Roy Boy didn’t think they called enough fouls in favor of the golden boy. The refs didn’t T him up, wtf?

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    @Niemo Yea, he did. It was 12-11 when Deron picked up his second.

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    Good point by the commentator – Jeff Allen barely touched the ball when he was in despite being open, but as soon as Chieck gets in, they go to him in the paint where he takes a terrible shot – not sure I understand that strategy?

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    3 of 5 from 3 pt land. That has to be a record for us this season.

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    Deron out since the 14 minute mark and Allen 0 points and we have a 5 point lead. Wow.

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    The Hokies have gone ice cold and Miami’s hitting 40-foot threes and we’re getting out-rebounded

  • Niemo

    VT has not scored in 6 minutes. Luckily, miami only has 8 during that span to tie it at 21.

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    The Hokies have gone more than 6 minutes since they last scored (3:37 left)

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    I think the Mo is finally shifting back to the good guys.

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    That was a wicked awesome dunk by J.T. Thompson on a VT 3-on-0 fast break. Now, if Jeff Allen would stop passing the ball to the other team.

  • Niemo

    VT is 11-0 when leading at the half this season.

  • vatechhokies50

    I can only get the game on ‘Canes radio at work… they told their listeners that we are 25-0 when leading at the end of the first half. Good karma!!

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick
  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    @vatechhokies50 Try http://www.bobcatcountryradio.com/ (click on Listen Online button)

  • vatechhokies50

    Wick, thank you!!

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    Seriously – where’s the foul on Delaney? And two fouls on Allen in 10 seconds? Ted Valentine hard at work probably

  • vatechhokies50

    Valentine bothers me.

  • vatechhokies50

    McClinton worries me… I feel like he could go off at any time.

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    Over under on how long it takes Ted Valentine to call Allen for his 4th foul? I’ll take 1:30

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    How was that not offensive interference?

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    All tied up at 38 with 11:33 to go.

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    Ted Valentine is the worst official to ever ref a college basketball game

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    @The Wick | because Teddy Valentine is officiating the game

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    That was a tremendous individual effort by J.T. to stick with that offensive rebound – it’ll only count as one rebound, but it was more like three.

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    Daddy is sweating it out right now.

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    This is the most 3s we’ve hit all year, I have to believe.

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    The Hokies are up by 14 (Deron just drained a three) and the Miami hasn’t scored in six minutes. It still ain’t over though.

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    Does anyone else get extremely nervous when Thorns dribbles just over the half court line? I swear he is going to get a back court violation at some point.

  • http://toddwickersty.com The Wick

    It’s a wrap – Hokies 63 canes 49!

  • vatechhokies50

    Four guys in double figures… awesome performance… we had 50% more rebounds than the ‘Canes!!

  • http://www.vthokiefans.com vthokiefans

    The Hokies really poured it on late in the game, both offensively and defensively and win 63-49. Delaney and Vassallo led the way with Deron closing out strong in the second half.

    I still think the Hokies need one more win to be considered for the NCAA tournament. miami was a “quality” win, but I doubt it’ll be enough, especially with so many smaller conference regular season champs losing early in their conference tournaments.

    Unfortunately, we get unc next and let’s face reality – that will be a very tough game to win, especially with the heels at full strength.

  • vatechhokies50

    We will play hard in that game!! There is no possible way we can play worse that we did the first time!!

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