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  1. 2007 – @VT 84, uva 57 – The so called ‘Duffy-gate’ game – The 27-point victory was the largest VT win over uva since 92-59 win in 1962.  Want to know how Tech beat the hoos by 27?   Easy.  This is from our source 6 years ago.. “Sources have confirmed that someone set off the Fire Alarm at the Conference Center and Inn last night at 3:30 AM. uva just happened to be staying there and had to exit the facility. Classic! The person ‘accidentally’ went out via an Emergency Exit.”  Just to add onto this story, I know what happened.  Some drunk people went out the wrong exit in the middle of the night.  That set off the Inn’s alarm.  That meant the uva players had to walk outside in freezing temperatures.  They got heckled.  The game was at noon the next morning.  They lost by 27.  Why haven’t we done this since then???!!!
  2. 1959 – Bob Ayersman scores 47 points vs richmond (3rd highest single game scoring total in VT history) in a 104-66 win for the Hokies.

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