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The Wild Turkey (and lots of it) Breakdown | md 60, VT 55

THE GLASS HALF FULL:

  • Tech gave up 53 first half points to maryland in the first meeting, but just 24 today (4 in the final 10 minutes)
  • The Hokies gave up 94 points in the first meeting with maryland, but just 60 today.
  • Erick Green scored 29 points, including 24 of Tech’s first 41 points.  He added 3 steals.
  • Cadarian Raines had 14 points on 7/13 shooting, most of which was against the 7’1″ Alex Len.  He also have 5 blocks, tying a career high.
  • Tech committed just 7 turnovers for the game (+8 on turnover margin)
  • VT snagged 18 offensive rebounds in 47 opportunities (38%).

THE GLASS HALF EMPTY:

  • Tech has led at the half in three straight games and lost all three.  They were tied at the break in the game before that and lost that game, too.  
  • 2nd Half (Lack of) Adjustments: The Hokies were up 27-24 at the half tonight but the terps jumped out to a 7-0 start to the 2nd half and led the final 19:14 of the game.  miami, who also trailed by 3 at the half, used a 9-2 run to take the lead to start the 2nd half and led all but 16 seconds of the final 17:40.
  • Jarell Eddie was 1/8 tonight for 2 points.  He finished 3/20 (15%) on FGs and 0/11 on 3s against maryland with 7 total points in 2 games.  Jarell is hitting just 28% of his 3s in ACC games.
  • Robert Brown was 1/9 on FGs (made his first shot of the game) for 2 points.  He’s now shooting 24% in ACC play and 11.5% on 3s in ACC action.
  • Tech made just 9/16 FTs (56%).  They were #1 in the ACC coming into conference play from the line at 73%, but are hitting just 67% in league games.
  • Jake Layman scored a still career high 20 points vs VT in the first meeting, including 18 in the first half.  Tech left him wide open allowing him to score 8 in the first 4 minutes tonight (14 for the game  – which was his 2nd highest output of the season).  He averaged 17 ppg in 2 games vs VT, and just 6.1 ppg in his other 8 ACC contests.  Layman scored 27 points in the first half against VT this year.
  • In the middle of the second half with the score close, VT went to a half court trap but it was so obvious (the trappers were 20 feet away), maryland easily burned it for two layups.
  • VT got just 4 second chance points off 18 offensive rebounds (how is that possible?!).
  • Green and Raines were 17/36 (47%).  The rest of the team was 5/29 (17%).
  • maryland was 10/23 from the line… and won.
  • Tech was 2/18 (11% from behind their arc; their fewest made 3s and lowest 3-Pt% in ACC play (they had been held to just 2 made 3s twice pre-ACC and were 2/20 on 3s vs byu)
  • VT is averaging just 60.4 points in regulation over their last 7 ACC games.
  • The Hokies have lost 5 straight ACC games for just the 2nd time, and first time in 7 years.  They have never lost 6 in a row.
  • The announced crowd tonight was 5,465.  That was the 2nd smallest Cassell crowd for an ACC game ever (the smallest was last week vs miami — 5,436).

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  • HipHop_Hokie

    “Jarell Eddie was 1/8 tonight for 2 points. He finished 3/20 (15%) on FGs and 0/11 on 3s against maryland with 7 total points in 2 games. Jarell is hitting just 28% of his 3s in ACC games.”

    Jesus, Jarell.

    “Robert Brown was 1/9 on FGs (made his first shot of the game) for 2 points. He’s now shooting 24% in ACC play and 11.5% on 3s in ACC action.”

    Same ol’ Robert. I’m real concerned with where his head is at.

    “VT got just 4 second chance points off 18 offensive rebounds (how is that possible?!).”

    Un-freakin-real!!

    “Erick Green scored 29 points, including 24 of Tech’s first 41 points. He added 3 steals.”

    I love me some Erick Green.

    Just gotta stay focused… we’re gonna win 4 in 4 in March!! Right??

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