That’s More Like It | Recap | VT (2-1) 92, unc-g (0-3) 70


The Hokies struggled out of the gates in Greensboro, but were hotter than a pistol for most of the final 30 minutes and blew out unc greensboro 92-70 to improve to 2-1.

The Big 3 for VT all had big days Sunday. Malcolm Delaney led the Hokies with 23, including 11 of Tech’s first 19 points. Jeff Allen and Dorenzo Hudson added 17. Allen started out 0/4 from the field but made his final 6 shots.

VT shot 53% from the field for the game after finishing under 40% in the first two games. Tech was just 4/16 on threes and it looks like they will continue to struggle from deep this year in terms of quantity. The Hokies shot 41 free throws in the game and made 30. They would take almost 75% from the line any day.

The VT defense forced 29 spartan turnovers, leading to 37 Hokie points. That had been missing in the first two games after being a staple of last year’s Tech squad. Tech did allow unc-g to shoot over 50% from the field, but with the turnovers, the spartans didn’t have a chance. They did lead 11-4 early, but then Malcolm went nuts to put VT ahead to stay.

All in all, this was the perfect tonic as VT heads to the 76 Classic starting this Thursday in Anaheim.

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3 Responses to “That’s More Like It | Recap | VT (2-1) 92, unc-g (0-3) 70”

  1. HipHop_Hokie says:

    I predicted 89-64… I’ll take 92-70!!

    Glad to hear that Zo found his range a bit in this one… I think with a few more games under his belt, he’ll be back to last year’s late-season form pretty quickly. Also very glad to hear that Jeff, despite starting awful at 0-6 from the field, didn’t let himself get down and bounced back in a big way. Jeff is the absolute KEY to this season’s success.


    In the biggest test of their young season, the Hargrave Post-Graduate team defeated South Kent School (CT) 115-105 in their first of two games in the National Prep Showcase in New Haven, CT… a virtual who’s-who in the high school basketball prep ranks. With plenty of talent on their side of the court in Maurice Harkless (St. John’s), Derrick Randall (Rutgers), and Ge’lawn Guyn (Cincinatti), South Kent was going to be a force to be reckoned with, but the Tigers posted yet another double-digit win to move to 6-0 on the season. Future HOKIES shined big-time once again in this game, as Robert Brown and Marquis Rankin both put 19 points apiece, with Rankin also adding in 11 assists along the way. Going to be very exciting to have him potentially running the point some next season!! Not to be outdone, though, my main man C.J. Barksdale also posted 17 points and 8 rebounds. Great stuff all around from the fellas!!

    Then in Hargrave’s Friday game of the Showcase, they were matched up against New Hampton School (NH), which features Zach Auguste, a recruit said to still be considering offers from Boston College, Notre Dame, Baylor, and Virginia. Potentially someone we may see down the road should he choose the Eagles or the Cavs! Another hard-fought battle led to an 86-75 Hargrave win in this one, as the Tigers moved on to 7-0 for the season. Robert Brown turned into an absolute BEAST against the boys from New Hampshire, as he poured in 25 points AND added 15 rebounds for a truly complete effort. Marquis Rankin followed up his 19-point effort from the day before with a 17 point outburst of his own, while C.J. Barksdale contributed 11 points and 7 rebounds.

    Undefeated and on their way up the national prep ranks… the future Hokie trio are shining bright!!

  2. ryan says:

    Delaney can’t keep averaging 10 turnovers a game or this team will be absolutely doomed.

  3. Goodraisin says:

    I agree with Ryan… Delaney is averaging 7 turnovers per game at this point. He needs to get his act together or no NBA team is going to be willing to let him run their offense.


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