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Recap | maryland (3-3, 13-7) 73, VT (1-5, 12-9) 69


Tell me if you’ve heard this one before… the Hokies got off to a painfully slow start and fell behind early, but played just-good-enough defense to keep it somewhat close. Then, in the second half, they more than doubled their first half scoring and made a game of it, but committed one-to-many turnovers and fouls to be able to pull off the road win.

Virginia Tech lost to the terps 73-69 after scoring just 19 first-half points. The terps’ Terrell Stoglin led all scores with a blistering 28 points. Erick Green paced the Hokies with 18. Victor Davila and Dorenzo Hudson both had 14 and Jarrell Eddie added 11 points.

Cadarian Raines made his first career start, but managed just 4 points. Dorian Finney-Smith continued to struggle in ACC play failing to get a field goal in yet another game. He scored one point and looked lost while taking some bad shots. He’s looking like a freshman, but I can’t imagine he’ll struggle this mightily for the entire season.

Freshmen Robert Brown and Marquis Rankin played pretty well… for the most part. Tech had cut the terps lead down to 5, 63-58 in the final minute and change, and forced maryland to take a bad three point attempt as the shot clock wound down. But Brown fouled Sean Mosley’s three point attempt with the shot clock at zero and Mosley made the Hokies pay by making all three free throws to put the terps’ lead back to 8.

Tech didn’t give up, though. The terps inexplicably seemed to just give the Hokies points in the final minute. Green had a pair of easy layups and fed a wide-open Davila for an easy dunk to keep the Hokies in the game.

Brown atoned, somewhat, for his egregious foul by burying a three pointer with :03.6 seconds left to cut the maryland lead to just two, 71-69. Tech immediately fouled Stoglin on the inbounds pass, but he made both free throws to put the game away.

The Hokies shot just 24 percent in the first half and as has been so often the case this season, it was their undoing. After managing just 19 points in the first 20 minutes, Tech dropped 50 on the terps in the second half.

Niemo can speak more intelligently to the Greenberg’s alternating between the zone and man-to-man defense, but whatever they were doing, it didn’t stop Stoglin. That kid was in the zone and made some crazy shots, even when he was well-guarded.

Look, this is a tough loss, and the first half was just plain awful, but I have to say that I’m somewhat encouraged by the play of Rankin and Brown.

Rankin had a key steal in the second half where he literally just took the ball away with both hands and immediately passed it a streaking Green for the easy bucket. A few plays later, Rankin drove the lane from the right and drew the double team and fed Raines for the bucket.

The one thing I haven’t seen much of from this team is a high level of intensity and emotion that we’ve seen from previous teams. They play hard and they didn’t quit today, but where’s the floor-slapping and chest bumping? This team is subdued and I think it drives the fans and even the coaches a little crazy.

Looking ahead is pretty gloomy. They have duke and clemson at home before hitting the road against the canes. Then back home to face the eagles, at fsu, home against ga tech and uva, at duke and clemson, and back home to wrap up the regular season against nc state. Ouch. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t see many wins in there. Maybe bc and gt? I don’t see the hoos losing to us twice.

Tech returns home to take on the dookies next Thursday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m.

Play by Play
accuracy not guaranteed

— Raines made his first career start —
5-0 maryland to start the game
Hokies missed first 2 shots
5-2 Green jumper off the screen
8-2 Mosely 3pter

Under 16 – 8-2

8-5 – Erick Green 3 ptr (all 5 points)
— Doe Doe missed badly —
11-5 – Mosley 3 ptr
11-6 – Doe Doe fouled, makes 1/2 FTs
13-6 – 2 MD FTs
— MD in man-to-man defense —
13-9 – Green with another 3ptr
16-9 – Howard 3ptr
16-11 – Zo jumper in the lane from Barksdale

Under 12 – 16-11

18-11 – 2 MD FTs
20-11 – inside post move
22-11 – stoglin driving bucket
24-11 – panky dunks
— 8-0 terps run —
24-13 – raines with the rebound and putback

Under 8 – 24-13

24-15 – Davila rejected, but gets rebound and puts it back up and in
— Jarrell Eddie picks up 2nd foul on Stoglin while attempting a 3 ptr —
25-15 – Stoglin makes 1/3 FTs
26-15 – Len makes 1/2 FTs
26-17 – Davila makes 2 FTs
— Davila nice move but blows the easy layup —
28-17 – Stoglin fast break off Green’s missed three

Under 4 – 28-17

28-19 – Jarrell Eddie makes 2 FTS
— Hokies missed 2-on-1 break layup —
30-19 – Len dunk
— Hokies shooting 25% —
32-19 – Stoglin hits a jumper
— Hokies have gone nearly 5 minutes without making a FG —
— Hudson misses front end of 1-and-1 —
— Stoglin fouls Rankin —
— Rankin misses front end of 1-and-1 —
— VT 2 of last 14 —
— VT shot 24 percent in the first half —

Halftime score – 32-19

— Hudson starts 2nd half, misses —
34-19 – Stoglin
34-21 – Davila one-handed dunk after Green misses a runner
— Davila misses hook —
— MD turnover, walk —
— Eddie misses —
— Hudson airballs a floater —
— Davila has hands of stone, couldn’t catch a cold —
— Green misses —
36-21 – Faust finishes fast break
36-24 – Hudson hits a three pointer
— MD turnover —

Under 16 – 36-24

36-27 – Hudson buries a three from the corner
— Hokies cut lead to single digits —
36-29 – Robert Brown with the steal and the dunk
— MD timeout, has four TOs in the 2nd half —
38-29 – Pageant scores
38-32 – Hudson with the hoops and the harm, converts the three-point play
— Hudson has 9 points in 2-1/2 minutes —
40-32 – Mosley scores for MD
40-34 – Davila works the low post and scores (8 points)
43-34 – Stoglin hits a three pointer
— Hokies turn it over —
46-34 – Stoglin hits another three pointer
46-37 – Eddie buries a three pointer (his first FG of the game)
48-37 – Mosley jumper
— Turnover by the Hokies —

Under 12 – 48-37

50-37 – MD two
50-40 – Eddie makes the layup and is fouled, makes the FT
50-42 – Rankin steals it, passes to Erick Green for the fast-break layup
— MD turnover, but VT can’t convert, Green missed —
51-42 – MD makes 1/2 FTs
— Green drive, feeds Eddie who is fouled going to the hoop —
51-44 – Eddie makes 2 FTs
54-44 – Stoglin hits contested 3 pointer
54-46 – Ranking drives, dishes to Raines down low for the layup
— Weiss picked up 2nd PF —

Under 8 – 54-46

— Stoglin throws it away —
— DFS walks —
56-46 – Pageant scores inside over Eddie
— Turnover by VT —
— VT fouls Stoglin hard, Eddie hurts his elbow, picks up 3rd PF —
58-46 – Stoglin makes 2 FTs
58-48 – Hudson misses, but Rankin skies for the one-handed putback
— Like what we’re seeing from Rankin —
60-48 – Pankey makes 2 FTs
— Eddie fakes a three, passes inside the Davila who is fouled —
60-50 – Davila makes 2 FTs (10 points for VD)
— Green taking some quick, bad shots —
— Rankin foul on the Green miss —

Under 4 – 60-50

60-52 – Hudson makes 2 FTs
— Hudson gets stuffed on a layup —
60-53 – Hudson makes 1/2 FTs after technical foul against MD’s Mosley
60-55 – Green does right down the lane for easy bucket
63-55 – Stoglin step back 3 pointer (has four so far)
— Faust misses front end of a 1-and-1, Hokies get rebound —
63-57 – Green feeds Davila for the layup (Davila has 12)
— Hudson gets called for a blocking foul, but it looked like a charge —
— Faust misses front end of 1-and-1, Mosley gets the rebound, but called for off foul —
63-58 – Eddies makes 1/2 FTs (has 11 points)
— Jump ball, :03 left on shot clock —
— Brown commits foul on a 3 point attempt —
66-58 – Mosley hits all three FTs
— Stoglin commits offensive foul —
66-60 – Green easy layup
— Brown foul on inbound pass —
— terps miss both FTs —
66-62 – Green with another easy layup (:26 left)
68-62 – Mosley makes 2 FTs
68-64 – Green feeds Davila for the dunk (Davila has 14)
69-64 – Stoglin hits 1/2 FTs (:17 left)
69-66 – Green with a tough layup
71-66 – Howard makes 2 FTs (:10 left)
— Timeout maryland —
71-69 – Brown hits a three pointer (:03.6 left)
73-69 – Stoglin makes 2 FTs

Final Score: terps 73, Hokies 69

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