Here are some of the game, but mostly Erick Green’s, highlights from wake’s 90-79 win over the Hokies on Sunday.
Erick did move into 10th on the Virginia Tech career scoring list during the game with 1,727 points (passing Ace Custis), set a single season points mark for VT with 786 points (passing Bimbo Coles’s of 1989-90), and tied his career single game high of 35 points.
Marquis Rankin also chipped in a career high 15 points (not shown).
The Virginia Tech Hokies drop their 6th straight game to duke in the last 24 months, falling 85-57 on the road to duke. The blue devils beat Tech by a combined 60 points in two games this season. Erick Green, the nation’s leading scorer, hit his average exactly with 25 points.
Virginia Tech basketball loses their 9th in a row, falling by 32 at home to #6 duke. This was VT’s worst ACC home loss since their inaugural ACC home game on 12/19/2004, a 34-point loss to unc. The Hokies are now in danger of just their second losing home record in the 51-year history of the Cassell (VT started 7-0 at home but are 8-7 now with two games to go).
The nation’s leading scorer, Erick Green, led the Hokies with 22.
The Hokies drop an absolute heartbreaker to the nc state wolfpack 90-86 in overtime in a snowy Raleigh, NC. Every Tech player gave every ounce of sweat they had, including a miracle missed free throw conversion with 5 seconds left to send the game to overtime (or you could say a brilliantly drawn up play by Coach Johnson). But in the end, the Hokies couldn’t overcome the wolfpack and the officials:
Tech was called for 28 fouls, nc state just 12
state shot 43 free throws, VT just 7 (all by Erick Green)
I was really proud of Tech and the effort they gave on the road, and you have to feel for the guys, losing for the 8th straight time in a game they could have won against a NCAA Tournament-bound club.
The hokies lose their 6th straight ACC game, their longest streak ever since joining the league. They also lost to a Georgia Tech team that had lost 11 straight ACC road games and 24 of 26 ACC games away from home, and were 0-7 all time in Blacksburg. To make matters worse, Erick Green had to be helped off the floor after suffering from exhaustion at the end of the game.
The moving pictures (from when the Comcast Network was kind enough to share them with us) from the tough 73-64 loss to #14 miami. VT blew a 12-point first half lead and led at the half for the first time in ACC play.
In Coach Bzdelik’s final trip to Blacksburg as the head coach of wake forest, the Hokies downed the deacons 66-65 behind Erick Green’s 22 points (18 in the 2nd half), Jarell Eddie’s 18 points, and Cadarian Raines’s 8 points and 13 rebounds.
James Johnson picks up his first ACC win and the Hokies go to 1-2 in the ACC with a 70-65 win over georgia tech in overtime. Virginia Tech is now 10-3 against the jackets since joining the ACC. The NCAA’s leading scorer, Erick Green, had 28 points.
The Hokies are soundly beaten at home to the team picked to finish last in the ACC, boston college. VT has lost 4 straight and 6 of 8.
And when you lost to the ‘worst’ team at home, well, that makes you the worst team. 0-18 a possibility? Not really. Even wake went 1-15 a few years back with the worst ACC team ever assembled. But this is clearly the worst team in the ACC right now. And using ‘we only had 6 scholarship players’ as an excuse is inexcusable because bc only plays 6 guys (other than token minutes).
OK, one thing I want to say — at the end of the first half, JJ needed to get a technical. The fouls were 12-5 against us. And sure, we fouled. But every touch foul went against us on defense, and every 50/50 was a charge on us on offense. Greenberg would have taken a T there and JJ needed to. That’s the difference between a veteran coach and a rookie. Or, a ‘ricky stokes’ and a guy who stands up for his team.
The Hokies capture their first Bear Fight of the season with a 70-49 win over mississippi valley state (thanks for your support, Jon King!). Tech moves to 8-1 on the season with this win in the Las Vegas Classic opener, and here are the moving pictures to prove it…
This says it all – VT basketball has more wins on 12/1 than VT football. Here are the highlights from Tech’s 81-71 win over #15 oklahoma state! Watch the Hokies pick up the Golden Sombrero (4th win over osu in 2 years + 1 week)! Time for some Victory Scotch…
Here are the moving pictures from Tech’s 95-79 win in the ACC/Big(14)Ten Challenge filled with Niemo’s typical trademark ‘BRRRRAHHH’s and ‘Turkey’s. The Hokies roll to their 6th straight win to start the season as Erick Green hits the 20+ mark for the 6th straight time.
The Hokies experienced their worst season since the ricky "program bomb" stokes era. Sure, it would have been easy to quit on you, but did we quit when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL NO!
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