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Opponent Hall of Fame | uva

After each loss we’ll induct a new player (from the opponent) into the Hall of Fame after Tech makes them look like the greatest player in the world.

Today’s inductee is uva freshman Evan Nolte.

  • Career high 18 points (previous high was 15 points and he hadn’t reached double digits in an ACC game before tonight)
  • 5/9 on 3-pointers (hadn’t made more than 3 in a game before tonight but was 42% from behind the arc coming in… maybe we should have guarded him?)

Past entries:

  • bc: Lonnie Jackson.  He was 23/74 (31% from behind the arc before tonight, but went 5/8 tonight (63% – doubling his %).  He finished with 22 points, 8 more than his previous season high of 14.
  • maryland: Jake Layman – 18 points in the 1st half on 6/7 FGs and 4/5 3-Pointers (he came in shooting 17% from behind the arc – 5/29).  20 points for the game, doubling his previous career high.  He averaged 3.2 ppg before this game.
  • byu: Tyler Haws – 42 points on 14/25 shooting (6/8 from 3-point range).  Averages less than half that per game – 20.9 ppg.  Has made more than 2 three-pointers in just 2 other games.
  • csu: Dorian Green – 18 points on 5/6 from 3-point range.  Green was a 30% 3-point shooter coming into the game, but found his stroke against the Hokies, going 5/6 from deep and is now a 37% 3-point shooter on the season.
  • wvu: Kevin Noreen – averaging 2.5 ppg as of 1/8/13, had 14 points on 6/10 shooting and 2/3 on 3-Pointers. He also had 12 rebounds (he has just 41 total rebounds on the season after 12 games played).  FYI: these are his only 3 three-point attempts all season, and he only has 1 other in his previous 2 seasons.

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5 Responses to “Opponent Hall of Fame | uva”

  1. hokiegrad says:

    Was he doing this to us against zone D or man? Who was supposed to be on him?

    • Niemo says:

      Grad – we played all man yesterday until midway thru the 2nd half when we started pressing, which they also shredded, just more quickly and only for 2 points.

  2. HipHop_Hokie says:

    It’s unreal how often we seem to not realize wtf is going on in games. No adjustments, mediocre effort on D. I’m real disappointed with this years squad because they should be SO much better, especially with Erick playing at the level that he is. C.J. needs to stop playing f*cking NBA2K or whatever the hell it is he’s always tweeting about and start playing GD NCAA basketball.


  3. Les says:

    Clemson is one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the conference and one of the worst defending the 3. They’re sort of tailor-made for Tech to have a competitive game on the road, maybe even pull one out. None of their guards is a good scorer. Devin Booker is better than our forwards, but we should be able to collapse on him. Given the current trend of the season, we’ll collapse on Booker and Clemson will be lights out at the 3-point line.

    • Niemo says:

      Les – I bet you’ll see lots of zone from us tomorrow given their lack of 3-point shooters other than Jennings. Against uva we couldn’t because they shoot so many 3s… Didn’t matter though, they still killed us.


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