The Hokies narrowly missed a Bear Fight victory (20 points) only because of a wcu putback at the buzzer in a VT 79-61 win at the Cassell. Tech dominated this game from start to finish, jumping out to a 38-18 halftime lead behind 3 dunks in a row from freshman Trevor Thompson and hot 3-point shooting from Jarell Eddie (and horrible wcu shooting – they were just 3/25 from 3-point range for the game). wcu did make a run to cut it to 10 in the 2nd half but then Tech finally starting making their free throws and put the game away (VT started 6/18 from the stripe but made 17/23 down the stretch – still just 57% for the game though).
The Hokies got another strong effort from the Baby Birds. Senior Jarell Eddie led Tech with 17 points but Ben Emelogu added 16 (38 points in his last 2 games – he’s for real – 5/9 shooting tonight), Devin Wilson had 8 points and 4 assists. But the real story was Trevor Thompson – he had his first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
The Hokies play vmi at the Cassell on Monday.