Categorized | 2012-13 Season, Game Previews

Preview | miss valley state (0-5) @ VT (7-1) | Monday, 7 PM on ESPN3

On Monday the Hokies will try and get that bad taste out of their mouths after their dramatic last second loss in Morgan-hole Saturday. The victim will be mississippi valley state, Jerry Rice’s alma mater. FYI: their nickname is the delta devils.

This game had better be a Bear Fight (Jon King style). mvsu, a member of the SWAC, is 0-5 on the year and they’ve lost by an average of 29 ppg. uva just pounded mvsu by 28. Four teams in the SWAC are winless and two others have eight losses.

mvsu is… Well… They’re not good. They are 338th in the nation in ppg and dead last in FG% at 31%. This game should be over at halftime. Davon Usher, a 6-6 guard from Baltimore, averages more than 19 ppg for them but no one else is near double digits.

This game is the opener of the Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic. The Hokies play at home Monday and Saturday vs georgia southern, then regardless of the outcomes in those two games (both will be VT wins), the Hokies advance to the semi-finals in Vegas baby on Dec. 22.

Erick Green will look to tie Bimbo Coles’s VT record of nine straight 20+ point games to open a season on Monday.

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  • King

    Tickets booked for Vegas!

  • hokiemasterson

    Being pissed off from this past game, if he isn’t benched midway through the 2nd half, the Green Ranger should get 30+ against them.

    • Niemo

      I’m actually betting the Winchester Rifle’s streak of 20+ points ends today. We should be able to score at will against them (everyone) and be up big at the half. I don’t think we’ll see much of EG in the 2nd half, and that’s when he does a lot of his damage, especially from the line.

  • Brandon

    With Greenberg, this is a game where I’d say we would have a hangover and win by single digits or something, but I’m predicting a 100-70 win or so.

  • Duffhokie

    Bear Fight! Bear Fight! Bear Fight!

    • hokiehick

      Jon King Bear Fight! Jon King Bear Fight! Jon King Bear Fight!

  • goodraisin

    Gotta love RPI during the non-conference slate. The 0-5 Delta Devils currently sit at #88 on ESPN’s RPI because of their #1 strength of schedule. VT is a mere 13 spots ahead of them. So if you hear anyone touting a team’s RPI right now, please inform them of this fact and then punch them in the neck.

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