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GUARANTEED VicTory!

Spread: VT by 1.

I’ll say it again – I’m guaranteeing a Virginia Tech Hokies’ victory on Saturday over the lesser tech in the battle for 11th Place! It’s the Blacksburg Mega Bowl! Why am I guaranteeing a victory?

  • VT is 7-0 all time against georgia tech in the Cassell, including 5-0 in ACC play
  • Tech is 14-4 all time against tech, including 10-3 in all ACC games
  • The Hokies are 8-1 in ACC short-turnaround games (games played less than 48 hours after VT’s last ACC game — which obviously is the case here since VT just played maryland 38 hours earlier), including this buzzer beater over gt last year – DORENZO HUDSON BEATS THE buzzER
  • The lesser tech is 8-52 in their last 60 ACC road games. Paul Hewitt was 7-41, and since winning his first ACC road game at gt, Brian Gregory is now 1-11 away from the ATL.

What’s the Guarantee Worth? If Virginia Tech loses to the jackets on Saturday, we will do something we have never done here at TechHoops.com, not even once in our more than 6-year history — we will capitalize our opponent’s name in the subsequent articles and put Virginia Tech in lower case. Hey, it is a big deal to us and I’m tired of having to donate to random charities like the American Eagle Fund after I guarantee wins over bc and we lose, or even worse, having to wear homemade uva gear to a VT/uva game.

Thing to Watch: I’m betting that georgia tech will press some. They used a full court trap against the noles at times on Tuesday with great success, causing 3 or 4 turnovers. They have more depth than the Hokies. Given that VT just played 38 hours ago, and especially if Marquis Rankin is still out with the flu, then the jackets will likely attack VT’s lack of depth at guard and their tired legs.

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Niemo is a member of the VT Class of '98. While not a professional journalist by any stretch, Niemo analyzes and breaks down every minute of Hokie hoop action. He also researches topics of interest such as Hokie recruits, program revenue, statistical data on the team, previews VT opponents, and discusses his favorite bourbons/Scotches. In addition to his passion for Hokie hoops, Niemo has attended 126 straight VT football home games (every game since '94), eclipsing the 100 mark in September of '09 and recently attended his 20th consecutive VT/uva game. During the final home basketball game of his senior year, he was brought onto the court and was awarded 2 passes to the Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament in Philly during a timeout for being a "Super Fan" during his time at VT. The Hokie Bird made the award on behalf of Athletic Director Jim Weaver. Niemo was known to be in the front row of every home game with his familiar red afro hairdo.

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  • Dave

    I wish you wouldn’t do that; all it ever guarantees is a bad loss.

    • Niemo

      I guarantee I won’t make anymore guarantees. I promise.

  • samlottsforprez

    Karma is indeed a bitch. Just a couple weeks after we looked upon the hapless
    semiholes with derision for trailing boova with only 15 points at the half, what
    the hell do the hokies do? Trail the buzzerds with only 17 in the first
    half.

    http://jacksonville.com/sports/college/florida-state-seminoles/2013-01-19/story/virginia-defense-stymies-seminoles-fsus

    When I first saw your “guaranteed win” post, I thought, oh crap. “Guaranteed
    win” by the chokies? Think not. Nothing is ever “guaranteed” for VT. Hate to
    say this, Niemo, but it looks like a jinx.

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