THE GLASS HALF FULL:
THE GLASS PRETTY MUCH COMPLETELY EMPTY (AND POSSIBLY BROKEN):
It is hard to find anything positive about this game. This was the most embarrassing loss the hokies have had since joining the ACC (in my opinion… tied with the home loss to bc a month ago). The hokies just lost to a Georgia Tech team that had lost 11 straight ACC road games, 12 straight road games overall, 24 of 26 ACC road games, 52 of 60 ACC road games over the last 9 years, and were 0-7 all time in Blacksburg.
It is hard to find anything positive about a game where, after 4 pretty good efforts in a row, the hokies fell behind by 22 points in the first half to a 2-7 team in the ACC.
It is hard to find a silver lining about a guy, Jarell Eddie, who scored 2 points this week on 1/14 FGs and who has missed 12 consecutive 3-pointers; and who got benched for the final 17 minutes of the game for (and I’m guessing here) throwing a temper tantrum on the bench and spilling ice all over the court.
It is hard to find something good to say about a ‘shooting guard’, Robert Brown, that was 4/16 from the field and is now shooting 24% from the field in ACC play and 5/31 from behind the arc (16% — and that’s after making two 3-pointers today).
It is hard to find hope in a program that now has lost 6 of 7 AT HOME.
It is hard to think optimistically about next season considering our lone senior, Erick Green, scored 57 of our 109 points this week (52%). And let’s just hope he’s OK after nearly fainting at the end of the game on the bench and suffering from exhaustion.
But, hope springs eternal, and tomorrow is a new day. Let’s rip those hoos a new one on Tuesday (we’ll have owned the Commonwealth cup for over 3,000 consecutive days by then).
And, I will tell you one thing — I guarantee I will never make a guarantee again.