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Recap | Hokies (9-3) 84, north florida (5-7) 55

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True freshman Dorian Finney-Smith scored 14 points, as did fellow freshman Robert Brown as the dynamic duo helped Virginia Tech (9-4) to an 84-55 win over north florida. The home victory is the Hokies’ fourth straight.

Tech bolted out to a 13-5 lead, but let the ospreys keep it close and eventually saw its lead shrink to just one point, 32-31. But the Hokies used a late 8-0 run capped by a Jarrell Eddie three-pointer in the closing seconds to send Tech into the break with a 40-31 lead.

The fighting jacksonvilles out rebounded the Hokies in the first half, 16-15, but Tech was money from the charity stripe, hitting 11 of 13 free throws. Doe Doe was a perfect 6 for 6.

Tech had 6 steals in the first half alone, while the osprey hit 4 of 7 three point attempts to keep the Hokies from pulling away. It was only delaying the inevitable, though.

The second half was all Hokies. Eddie picked up two quick personal fouls in the first half, giving him four for the game and landing the sophomore on the bench. In stepped Brown, who scored 8 of his 14 points in the second half.

Senior Dorenzo Hudson followed up his 15-point performance against the camels with a game-high 16 points. Meanwhile, junior guard Erick Green added an even dozen, meaning he’s scored in double figures in all 13 games this season.

Next up for the Hokies is eastern michigan on Thursday at 7 p.m., on ESPN3.com.

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  • chuck

    So, isn’t it nice to have enough bodies to run a full court press against scrubby teams?

    Anybody else worried at about the 4 minute mark of the first half when the lefty, small-version Ben McAuley (Matt Sauey) passed out of the double team to the wing for the open 3?…that guy was pretty tough, seemed to make all good decisions with the ball…i was beginning to think he was gonna career…also when the other dude pulled up and cut it to 1 with the 24 footer shortly thereafter….sun was shinin on a dog’s ____ for a minute.

    Raines is a gonna be a monsterrrr…..

    /Say this in a sing-song voice…it’s fun!

    Lovely balance, this is what we should be doing, flexing depth on teams…showing different looks. This team here could win 10-11 in the ACC….the team that played Minnesota or K St wins 6 or 7.

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