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Game Recap | Hokies (2-2, 11-6) 66, wake (2-3, 9-8), 65

The Hokies pulled out another come-from-behind win this afternoon, 66-65, over wake forest.

The demon deacons held the nation’s leading scorer, Erick Green, to just four first-half points. But they couldn’t contain him for an entire game as the Winchester Rifleman dropped 18 points in the second half and led the Hokies with 22 for the game.

While Green was being double-teamed in the first, Jarell Eddie stepped up with 15 points in the opening half. He finished with 18.

Cadarian Raines had a huge game, scoring eight points and pulling down 13 rebounds, tying his career high.

Tech trailed 37-31 at the half, but opened the second half with an 8-0 run to take a 38-37 lead. wake called a timeout and then went on a 6-0 run to retake the lead.

The deacs took a 51-43 lead as part of a 15-4 run, but VT answered with an 8-0 run of its own to tie the game. From there it was a back and forth game.

wake took a 65-64 lead with 24 seconds left, and when everyone thought Green would take the final shot, Robert Brown, who had struggled the entire game, got the ball and drove the lane, made the shot and got the foul. The basket gave the Hokies a 66-65 lead with about 12 seconds left.

Brown missed the free throw and wake got the rebound and called a timeout. The deacons got two decent shots after inbounding the ball, but couldn’t get either to go and Eddie pulled down the rebound off the second miss, securing the victory.

While he didn’t play a lot of minutes, Christian Beyer, a walk-on, had a critical series in the second half that helped spur Tech’s rally. After a wake miss, Beyer fought hard for a rebound, got it and fed Green in transition who made the basket and got fouled. Beyer’s play has been impressive and his confidence is growing. Like this kid.

Hokies have now won two straight and are 2-2 in ACC play. That’s all for now. Time for some Mike’s Grill!


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2014-2015 Schedule/Results


11/14 - Hokies 71, md. eastern shore 46
11/19 - Hokies 73, liberty 63
11/22 - appalachian state 65, Hokies 63
Cancun Classic
11/25 - n. iowa 73, Hokies 54
11/26 - Hokies 78, miami ohio 63
11/30 - Hokies 83, morgan state 63


12/03 - penn state 61, Hokies 58
12/07 - radford 68, Hokies 66
12/14 - Hokies 65, alabama a&m 55
12/20 - Hokies 64, the citadel 61
12/22 - Hokies 87, vmi 74
12/27 - Hokies 87, presbyterian 65
12/30 - west virginia 82, Hokies 51


01/03 - syracuse 68, Hokies 66
01/06 - louisville 78, Hokies 63
01/18 - unc 68, Hokies 53
01/22 - notre dame 85, Hokies 60
01/25 - uva 50, Hokies 47
01/27 - Hokies 70, pittsburgh 67
01/31 - wake forest 73, Hokies 70


02/03 - syracuse 72, Hokies 70
02/07 - vs. fsu | 3pm, ACCN
02/09 - vs. georgia tech | 9pm, ESPNU
02/14 - @ clemson | Noon, RSN
02/18 - @ miami | 7pm, RSN
02/21 - @ nc state | 6pm, ESPN2
02/25 - vs. duke | 9pm, ESPN2
02/28 - @ uva | 4pm, ACCN


03/02 - vs. boston college | 9pm, ESPNU
03/07 - vs. miami | Noon, RSN
ACC Tournament
03/10 - 1st rd.
03/11 - 2nd rd.
03/12 - quarterfinals
03/13 - semifinals
03/14 - championship

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