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Highlights from Virginia Tech’s 87-72 win over wvu

True freshman Ben Emelogu, who is a team captain, scored 22 points in yesterday’s big win over west virginia at the Cassell. He hit a huge three-pointer at the buzzer to end the first half to send the Hokies to the break with all the momentum.

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3 Responses to “Highlights from Virginia Tech’s 87-72 win over wvu”

  1. jp_daddi0 says:

    Great win for a team that’s not going to get a lot of them this year. Really pleased with Emelogu; down the line, I think he can be an All ACC guy. Devin Wilson and Adam Smith were impressive as well. In the end, this game sucked from a viewers perspective, though! The refs were way too involved and blew the whistle way too much. I know about the new rules they want to enforce but I can only hope that every game in CBB this year doesn’t play out like that. If they do, I REALLY hope that the Hokies remain solid from the charity strike.
    Unrelated: Niemo, do you think we’ll see Marquis Rankin finish his bball career in the O&M? I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes but to a fan, it looks like he’s pouting because Devin Wilson snatched his spot. Not a good look. I hope he figures out whatever the problem is and suits up; we could definitely use him.
    Also, I’m really happy for basketball to be back because I really enjoy your site. Thanks and I hope your wife and the baby are doing well!

    • Niemo says:

      JP – Wife and baby are great! He’s 9 months now and is in the 100% in height (or I guess length at this age), so maybe a future Hokie post player?

      I think we’ve seen Rankin’s last game in O&M. Just my guess, no inside info. I think he transfers between semesters for the reason you said. I think Wilson we are going to live and die by developing the baby Hokies this year to get them experience, and clearly that’s Wilson. BUT – we are going to have to find ways to not burn him out. If he’s playing 34 minutes per game as a true freshman, he is going to be out of gas by February (and with all the foul calls who knows if he’ll get in foul trouble on some nights). Rankin would be nice to have for that reason. We know what we are going to get from Rankin and on nights Wilson is off or gassed or in foul trouble, Rankin could get major, key minutes. But I’m not sure he’s realizing that.

  2. King says:

    The young backcourt plays with poise and confidence. I’m excited to watch them develop. We could surprise a few teams. These aren’t the ordinary freshmen and first timers that I’ve come accustomed to in Blacksburg. Good job, JJ.

    Eddie should come off the bench.


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