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Game Recap | hoos (3-2) 74, Hokies (2-3) 58

“God. Just make it stop.” Five syllables that pretty much sum up the Hokies’ demoralizing 16-point home loss to the hoos.

This will probably be the shortest recap in the history of TechHoops.com. Here’s all you need to know. Erick Green scored a career-high 35 points. Doesn’t take a math major to figure out that the rest of the team only scored 23 points.

Green, the nation’s leading scorer, was the only Virginia Tech player to score more than 10 points. He also had a career-high nine rebounds.

The Hokies blew a 19-10 lead in the first half with about 11 minutes to play. They allowed uva to go on a 24-2 run, and that was pretty much the ball game. Tech never recovered and never really made it a game after that. All they did was keep from getting blown out like dook did at miami last night.

Jarell Eddie had 9 points, Rankin had 6, Raines had 4, Joey van Zegeren and C.J. Barksdale each had two. And that was it.

I think it’s safe to say that we can add uva’s Evan Nolte to our Opponents Hall of Fame as he scored a career-high 18 points.

Also, uva had a season-high 11 three-pointers. And its 74 points are the most the hoos have scred in ACC play this season.

Robert Brown was ice cold and a non factor offensively. He went 0-for-3 in 24 minutes, had one turnover and four personal fouls. JVZ had a Deron Washington-like tomahawk dunk, except that it was called an offensive foul.

Tech didn’t defend the three at all and didn’t do anything on offense. On the plus side, the hoos only give up 50 points a game and tonight, VT scored 58. So… there’s that.

If you watched this game, I feel for you, because it was a train wreck. Except that you can clean up a train wreck. I don’t think this team is bouncing back or getting its act together. I think this is what you can expect for the rest of the season: Erick Green getting his 25 a game and wondering if the rest of the team will show up.

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  • Chris

    Probably the worst game I’ve ever seen live in person. I actually left at the last TV timeout. I don’t think I’ve ever read a VT hoops game early. Maybe I have; I don’t remember. Anyway, just a brutal and sad performance from everyone not named Erick Green.

    The effort just wasn’t there tonight. The team wasn’t fighting through screens, which led to wide-open 3s of course. The more troubling aspect was the offense. I understand UVA is a good defensive team with their pack-line defense and whatnot, but no one had a clue what to do when they trapped Green off a pick and roll. They just stood there. I mean did they not practice against it this week? They looked completely unprepared. I feel bad for Green. The guy is an absolute stud but has no help. Brown has disappeared, CJ never showed up, and Eddie and Raines are inconsistent at best.

    5-13 in the ACC seems about right. I want to be optimistic that they can make a NIT run but I’m just not seeing it.

  • 69Hokie

    Has all the attention that EG is getting causing problems, or are we this bad? All I see is a lot of dribbling and everyone else watching. I thought SG had been fired. NO DEFENSE!!!

  • Les

    I think I’ve mentioned it before. They don’t guard a man after the first switch or the ball rotates and they leave their initial assignment. There’s a lot of Hokie defenders that stand under the basket without a man. Coach and players have to communicate and point out someone is free.

  • Blue Collar Hokie

    sheesh, how bad are we gonna be next year?

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