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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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  • 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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2014-2015 Schedule/Results

November

11/14 - Hokies 71, md. eastern shore 46
11/19 - Hokies 73, liberty 63
11/22 - appalachian state 65, Hokies 63
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Cancun Classic
11/25 - n. iowa 73, Hokies 54
11/26 - Hokies 78, miami ohio 63
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11/30 - morgan state | 3pm, ESPN3

December

12/03 - @ penn state | 7:15pm, ESPNU
12/07 - vs. radford | 3pm, ESPN3
12/14 - vs. alabama a&m | 3pm, ESPN3
12/20 - vs. the citadel | 1pm, ESPN3
12/22 - vs. vmi | 7pm, ESPN3
12/27 - vs. presbyterian | 7pm, ESPN3
12/30 - @ west virginia | 2pm, ESPNU

January

01/03 - vs. syracuse | Noon, RSN
01/06 - @ fsu | 7pm, RSN
01/13 - @ louisville | 7pm, RSN
01/18 - @ unc | 6:30pm, ESPNU
01/22 - vs. notre dame | 7pm, RSN
01/25 - vs. uva | 1pm, ACCN
01/27 - vs. pittsburgh | 7pm, ESPNU
01/31 - @ wake forest | 2pm, RSN

February

02/03 - @ syracuse | 9pm, ESPNU
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

March

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

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