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Game Plus/Minus | ACC Tourney | nc state 80, HOKIES 63


Here are the plus/minus numbers from Thursday’s season-ending ACC Tournament loss to nc state for the Hokies.

Rankin had his second straight positive game (+1 – best of the regulars) and really finished the season strong and aggressive on offense (and he’s Tech’s best on-ball defender).

On the flip side, Raines had a -20 and Eddie a -21.

nc st Season Wins Losses ACC Avg +/-
Player +/- +/- 13 19 19 Per Game
Beyer +4 -53 2.0 -5.1 -1.3 -2.5
Racer +2 -21 -9.5 -0.6 -1.0 -1.9
Rankin +1 -145 1.9 -8.1 -5.6 -4.8
Johnston 0 -83 0.0 -4.9 -4.4 -2.9
Donlon -1 -8 -4.0 0.2 0.0 -1.0
van Zegeren -2 -77 3.5 -6.5 -5.2 -2.4
Barksdale -7 19 8.3 -4.9 -1.8 0.6
Wood -12 -49 4.5 -6.3 -6.1 -2.0
Brown -14 -29 10.6 -9.3 -7.1 -0.9
Green -15 -55 14.2 -12.6 -7.4 -1.7
Raines -20 -112 6.2 -10.2 -6.8 -3.5
Eddie -21 -100 9.4 -11.7 -8.2 -3.1
Patrick DNP -2 -1.5 0.6 0.6 -0.2
TEAM -17 -146.4 11.0 -15.2 -10.4 -4.6

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Highlights | #5 nc state 80, #12 HOKIES (13-19) 63


The Virginia Tech Hokies’ season ends with an 80-63 loss to nc state in the First Round of the ACC Tournament.  Erick Green, the ACC Player of the Year, scored 15 points, finishing the season with 801 points (first Hokie to eclipse the 800-mark) and 25.03 ppg to lead the nation.  Tech finishes the season at 13-19.

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Preview | ACC Tournament First Round | #12 Hokies (4-14) vs #5 nc state (11-7) | Thursday at ~2:30 PM


Spread: nc state by 11.5.

The Hokies try to put an atrocious ACC regular season behind them and make some noise in the ACC Tournament starting Thursday. Their opponent will be another disappointment, the nc state wolfpack, in the second game of the early session on Thursday, tipping off around 2:20 to 2:40 PM.

nc state was picked to win the ACC by the media in the preseason, featured the Preseason POTY (C.J. Leslie) and the ROTY (T.J. Warren, another stud state freshman, is the one who will likely win it). And while they are #28 in the RPI and all but a lock for the Big Dance, they struggled to an 11-7 ACC regular season record. It was partially due to PG Lorenzo Brown missing a few games due to injury, and it is partially due to the fact that they are nc state and always seem to underachieve. You don’t build a team around a guy like C.J. “Derrick Coleman, Jr.” Leslie. I could also call him 50-cent, as in he only plays hard 50% of the time. He ended up just 3rd Team All ACC.

For the Hokies, I say we go for broke and do everything we can to win this game with no regard for Friday. Forget saving guys for the long haul of back-to-back-to-back-to-back games in the ACC-T format. I say we do everything we can to survive this one, especially considering we will be huge underdogs and likely won’t survive to live another day. I’d like to see Coach JJ, fresh off his first ever technical foul, implement the things he wants to do next year, like the full court press. I’d use it from the get-go. He wants to run it next year, so why not put it in during practice the next three days and go for broke with it Thursday. state has no depth (they really only play 7 guys), so picking up the tempo could wear them out in the 2nd half. That said, nc state has a very good offense (12th most productive/efficient in the nation out of 347 teams), so this could backfire, they could shred the press and hit a dozen alley-oop dunks and win by 40… So what? We are huge underdogs and expected to lose. I’d like to see us try something different and start to look to the future in terms of JJ’s “system”. Why not? That’s my 2 cents.

The winner of this game will face the hated wahoos at the same time Friday in the ACC Quarterfinals. uva will look to end their pathetic trend in the ACC Tournament in that contest — the hoos haven’t made it to ACC Tournament Semi-Final Saturday since 1995. That’s a streak of losing in the First Round or Quarterfinals for each of the previous 17 ACC Tournaments. They just have to win one, against VT or state, this year to end that streak.

First Meeting:

The game was a seesaw battle in the first half with neither team leading by more than 5 and Tech took a two point lead to the break. In the second half, the Hokies jumped ahead by 7 twice, including with 7:49 to go. But a 14-0 nc state run flipped the game to a 7-point state advantage with 3:30 remaining. Tech was down 6 with 20 seconds left, but a Rankin layup, Eddie 3, and 2/4 FTs for state gave Tech the ball down 3 with 8 seconds left. Green was intentionally fouled and hit his first FT. The next FT was one of the great Tech plays of the year — Green intentionally missed the foul shot off the right part of the rim, it bounced off the backboard, off to the right side of the lane, where a streaking Jarell Eddie rushed in from beyond the 3-point line (possibly too early), caught the ball, and put it in to tie the score.

In OT, Tech took an 84-83 lead behind two Eddie 3s, but state rattled off 6 straight FTs (they shot 43 FTs compared to 7 for the Hokies) and won 90-86 in overtime in Raleigh. Green had 29 for VT.

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HIGHLIGHTS | nc state 70, VT 58


The Hokies fall into a tie for last place at 4-12 with their loss to nc state on Senior Night.  There’s a 1 minute tribute to the seniors at the beginning.

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Recap | nc state (9-7) 70, VT (4-12) 58


Virginia Tech basketball player Dorenzo Hudson alone on the court for his final game at the Cassell Coliseum.

Virginia Tech senior forward Dorenzo Hudson played his final regular season game at the Cassell Coliseum on Sunday, March 4. The Hokies lost to N.C. State.

Well, you didn’t have to sit through another Hokie heartbreaker Sunday night, because Tech played with no heart in their regular season finale.  12 of Tech’s previous 15 ACC games had been decided by 4 points or less or in OT (and that’s not counting the 2-point loss to byu.  VT was just 4-9 in those games including byu.  The students weren’t around Sunday night (Spring Break), and I’m not sure the Hokie players weren’t also somewhere warmer.  This game was over by the 7-minute mark when state went up 58-47.  The Hokies dropped their 2nd straight Senior Night, falling to the nc state wolfpack 70-58.  BOXSCORE

The pack used two big runs to fuel their win, a 16-2 run in the first half to go up 21-12, and an 11-0 run in the 2nd half to bury the Hokies, going ahead 62-49 with 5 minutes left.  Tech went scoreless for almost 6 minutes during that stretch (stop the presses).

Tech finished the ACC regular season at 4-12, tying the 2005-06 season for their worst record in 8 years in the league.  Tech also finished with a losing record at home in ACC play for just the 2nd time, going 3-5.  The Hokies finish tied for last place in the ACC with wake, georgia tech, and boston college, but get the 10th seed due to head-to-head-to-head-to-head record.  This is the first time VT has finished tied for last (in ’05-06 wake was worse than VT).  nc state moved to 9-7 with the win and locked up the #5 seed for the ACC Tournament.  The Hokies also fell to 15-16 on the season, the first time they’ve been below .500 all year (VT was 11-3 entering conference play).

Stat of the Game: In Tech’s last 2 games, they’ve been outscored on Fastbreak Points 32-0, including 19-0 tonight.  The Hokies didn’t score a Fastbreak Point in their final 2 home games (0 against uva).  state regularly got out and run (either off steals/breakaways, or outlets off VT misses), leading to many easy buckets.

The Hokies finish as the #10 seed and will face #7 clemson for the second Thursday in a row, this time in Atlanta in the ACC Tournament.  The game is this coming Thursday at 7 PM.

Erick Green had his 2nd straight sub-par game.  After scoring in double digits in 30 straight games (including his first 25 of this season), Green was held to 8 Thursday at clemson, and while he did score 12 tonight, he went without a field goal in the first half (he was benched to start the 2nd half) and scored 8 of his 12 in garbage time after the outcome was decided.  He was just 4/13 from the field (he started 1/10).

The only bright spots for Tech were Cadarian Raines and Dorian Finney-Smith.  Raines led the Hokies with 15 on 6/10 shooting.  He’s averaged over 12 PPG over his last 5.  Doe Doe also looked sharp, scoring 14 on 5/9 from the field and 3/4 from deep.  He even had a nice drive and left-handed runner.

nc state finished with 18 turnovers compared to just 7 by VT.  But despite the +11 advantage there, the Hokies lost by 12 (see Fastbreak Points… you have to convert TOs to easy points!).

Game Flow:

Things started well for the Hokies with Tech going ahead 10-5 on a Robert Brown 3-pointer with 14:23 to go in the 1st half.  But nc state went on a 9-0/16-2 run after that point to jump on top 21-12.  state would lead by at least 5 the rest of the half, and scored 4 points in the final 10 seconds of the half thanks to another lazy VT pass.

After 2 free throws by C.J. Leslie, Tech had the ball with 10 seconds to go.  But a lazy pass by Marquis Rankin was intercepted by C.J. Williams who laid in a layup just before the buzzer to put the pack up 38-29 at the break.

state shot over 50% for the first half.  Tech’s defense looked slow (or disinterested), allowing Scott Wood to go for 14 and Leslie to tally 12.  Raines had another great half, leading Tech with 9 points.

In the second half it seemed like the Whistle Song for a while, at least on the Hokies.  Tech was called for 8 fouls before the Under-12 media timeout, the last of which was the 5th foul on Jarell Eddie.  Eddie ‘fouled’ Wood on a 3-point attempt, disqualifying Jarell with just 5 points and 11:49 to go.

Tech would cut the state lead to 51-47 with 10:30 to go on Green’s 4th point, but that’s when the pack went on that 11-0 run to put the game away, with Tech going scoreless for almost 6 minutes (has their been an ACC game yet VT hasn’t gone scoreless for at least 5 minutes at some point???).

LEADING SCORERS:

VA TECH:

  • Raines – 15
  • Finney-Smith – 14
  • Green – 12 (8 in garbage time)

nc state:

  • Wood – 19
  • Leslie – 18 (and 11 rebounds)
  • Brown – 10

SCORES AT MEDIA TIMEOUTS:

1ST HALF:

  • Under-16: VT 7-5
  • U12: nc state 14-10
  • U8: nc state 26-16
  • U4: nc state 32-24

HALF: nc state 38-29

2ND HALF:

  • Under-16: nc state 44-35
  • U12: nc state 48-42
  • U8: nc state 56-47
  • U4: nc state 64-52

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SENIOR DAY Preview | nc state (8-7) @ HOKIES (4-11) | Sunday, 6 PM | espnU


Spread: VT by 1.5 – VT hasn’t covered in a game they’ve been favored in during 2012.

Every year it is both a thrilling and sad day. A day of rejoice, and a day of remembrance. Sunday might be our final glimpse at Hokies 2G*, as redshirt senior Dorenzo Hudson plays his final game at the Cassell. Senior Victor Davila will also be in the Cassell for the final time, but it remains to be seen if he can even play. He’s missed 5 straight games with a groin injury. Senior walk-on Joey Racer, who has scored 2 points in 5 games this year, will also dress for the final time in the Cassell.

Here’s some factoids on the seniors:

  • 79-24: Tech’s record in games Zo’s played in.
  • 192: Combined starts by Davila (102) and Hudson (90).
  • 1890: Combined points by Zo (1170) and Davila (720).
  • 32nd: Hudson’s rank on the VT career scoring list.
  • 49-19: Tech’s record at the Cassell in games Hudson has played in. Victor has also been a part of 49 home wins. Let’s get 50!

*Hokies 2G (Coach Greenberg’s 2nd Generation of players) was comprised of the 2007 VT Recruiting Class, which included Zo, Malcolm Delaney, Jeff Allen, Terrell Bell, JT Thompson, and Hank Thorns — it is possible JT will keep 2G in play next year if he decides to return for a 6th season.

For the Hokies, they still have something to play for. While they aren’t fighting for a NCAA Tournament bid this year on Senior Night, they are playing for a few things:

  • NIT: Tech must win to stay over .500 and have any shot at an NIT bid.
  • 3-4: Tech is 3-4 in ACC games at the Cassell this year. They have had just one losing ACC home campaign in 7 previous seasons (2005-06 — 2-6).
  • Tech would avoid tying their worst ACC finish with a win (they were 4-12 in 05-06).
  • 50 career home wins for VD and Zo with a win.

Also, Tech’s ACC Tournament seed is on the line: Note: bc got waxed at miami and ga tech pulled away from wake late, so wake, gt, and bc are 4-12 in the clubhouse

  • #9: If the Hokies win Sunday, they are the #9 seed and play the #8, maryland, at noon on Thursday.
  • #10: If VT loses to state, they’ll be the #10 seed and play the #7 seed (could be miami, uva, or clemson). wake would be the #9, gt #11, and bc #12.

nc state: The pack-backers are trying to forget the last 5 years under Sidney Lowe, their ricky stokes. They won just 25 regular season ACC games in that time, never more than 6 in a season. Mark Gottfried has already led them to 2 more win they they ever had under Lowe (8), and can lock up their first winning season since they ran Sendek out of town.

state started out 7-3 in ACC play and led at duke by 20. But then the pack reverted back to their Lowe ways, blowing that lead, the game, and losing 4 in a row to drop to 7-7 in the ACC. But they swept miami, winning on Leap Day over the canes, and find themselves in a 4-way tie with uva, miami, and clemson. To get the #4 seed and a bye in the ACC Tourney, state would need to beat VT, and have uva and clemson lose. uva needs to win and not finish in a 2-way tie with clemson.

Things are looking up for state, though. They are bringing in perhaps the top recruiting class in the nation for next year. Gottfried does have a history of shadiness, though (where there’s smoke…???).

SERIES:

  • Overall: state 34-14
  • At VT: state 10-7
  • At VT in ACC Play: VT 3-2 (VT 2 in a row)
  • Overall in ACC Play: state 6-5
  • Last Meeting (2/2/11): VT 77, @ nc state 69

STARTERS:

VIRGINIA TECH
Pos # Player Height Year PPG
PG 11 Green 6-3 Jr 15.4
SG 5 HUDSON 6-5 SR 11.0
G 24 RACER 6-1 SR 0.4
PF 4 Raines 6-9 r-So 5.5
C 14 DAVILA 6-8 SR 7.5
Bench 1 Brown 6-5 Fr 6.7
15 Finney-Smith 6-8 Fr 6.0
31 Eddie 6-7 So 9.5
nc state
Pos # Player Height Year PPG
G 2 Brown 6-5 So 12.6
G 21 Williams 6-5 Sr 11.3
F 15 Wood 6-6 Jr 12.4
F 5 Leslie 6-8 So 14.2
F 1 Howell 6-8 Jr 10.9
Bench 0 Painter^ 6-9 Jr 4.1

*I’m listing Davila as the starter since it is Senior Day. Finney-Smith will start in his place if he can’t go.

^ Painter is a cousin of VT’s offensive lineman, Vinston Painter

state will only go about 2-deep on their bench. They have no depth and they get just 11 bench points per game. But they are extremely balanced in their starting lineup – all 5 starters average in double figures.

  • Scott Wood has the muscles of a pencil. He loves to shoot the 3 and hasn’t added the drive like Ryan Kelly has for duke. Wood hits 42% of his 3s (78 makes), both of which are #1 or tied for #1 in the ACC. Wood made 66 consecutive FTs this season, an ACC record (he’s 92% for the year).
  • C.J. Leslie is their most athletic and most talented player.
  • Howell is #4 in the ACC in rebounds per game (9.2)

STATS:

Note: these stats are for ACC games ONLY.

VT nc state
ACC RANKING IN PARENTHESIS
PPG 60.0 (9) 70.3 (3)
PPG vs 64.1 (4) 68.7 (10)
FT% 70% (7) 68% (9)
FG% 40% (12) 44% (3)
3-Pt% 37% (1) 35% (4)
Made 3s PG 6.2 (4) 5.2 (8)
FG% D 44% (10) 42% (6)
3-Pt% D 32% (5) 32% (4)
Blocks 2.7 (t11) 3.8 (6)
Steals 5.4 (t7) 7.3 (3)
TO Margin +2.1 (2) +0.9 (5)
Off Reb % 29% (9) 34% (3)
Def Reb % 65% (12) 67% (10)

BORING FACTS ABOUT nc state:

  • Founded: 1887
  • Enrollment: 23.7 undergrad, 7.4 postgrad
  • National Titles (Basketball): 1974 and 1983
  • ACC Titles (Basketball): 10 – last was in 1987 – 3rd most in the ACC
  • ACC Football Titles: 7 (tied for 4th most) – none since 1979 – in fact, the two state schools (unc and nc state) haven’t won an ACC football title, or even tied for one, since 1980. There’s no pigskin on Tobacco Road.

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Recap | VT 71 (9-6, 22-7), nc state 59 (4-11, 16-14)


Boxscore

LEWWWWWWWWWWWWW! WE WANT DEBNAM! The Hokies picked up an absolute must-win on Senior Night in Blacksburg and closed the home season (we hope) at 15-1 by defeating the nc state wolfpack 71-59. The Hokies swept the season series against the pack and have won three in a row over state after dropping six in a row.

There were three keys to the game: nc state turnovers, nc state offensive rebounds, and Hokie points in the paint. VT forced 20 nc state turnovers, limited the pack to 11 offensive rebounds (after grabbing 27 in the first meeting), and Tech scored 34 points in the paint on 16 layups/dunks (state had 22 points in the paint). The Hokies also hit 16 layups/dunks in the first game. That’s 32 layups/dunks in two games against state! Read: Sidney Lowe can’t coach defense. Part of this is the Hokies made much better decisions on the break, not settling for pull-up jumpers when they had numbers.

Tech played an absolutely perfect game in Raleigh except for one thing – they gave up 27 offensive rebounds in the first meeting in 55 opportunities (just a 51% defensive rebounding Percentage). But tonight the Hokies were great on the glass, grabbing 19 of 30 defensive rebounds (63%). And nc state had just three offensive rebounds in the first half.

Turnovers plagued the pack again tonight. They turned the ball over just 15 times (‘just’ is a bit generous, 15 is slightly high). But tonight state had 13 turnovers at the half, including four by point guard Javier Gonzalez. “He’s scored more points for Tech than he has for nc state,” Bill Roth on nc state’s Javier Gonzalez. That pretty much says it all about the nc state point guard.

Malcolm Delaney and Dorenzo Hudson finished with a game-high 21 points. While it was great that Delaney shot 50% for the second game in a row (6/12), the bigger tip of the cap has to go to Zo. He was VERY questionable going into tonight (was seen wearing a protective boot before the game) but scored 21 points on 7/14 shooting and played 37 minutes.

Delaney might as well forget his acting lessons, his ham jobs aren’t working anymore. Refs simply won’t give him the calls they used to give him, or give any other star in the ACC (reference Hansbrough). But he did step up in the second half by knocking down shots. After state cut Tech’s nine-point halftime lead to two with 16:15 to go in the game, Malcolm hit three big treys that pushed the lead to 11 and jump-started an 11-0 run for the Hokies that put the game away. state never got closer than seven after that point. Delaney finished 3/6 on threes. This was just the second time since the florida state game (13 games) that Malcolm had made more than two three-pointers.

Why the Hokies didn’t feed the ball to Jeff Allen on every possession this game I will never know. For the second straight game he stayed out of foul trouble and had a monster game with 18 points on 6/10 shooting. He also chipped in nine rebounds, just missing a double-double.

This game did not have the same recipe for success the game three weeks ago in Raleigh had. In that game, the Hokies hit their first 10 shots on their way to a 26-7 lead in the first nine minutes. Tonight the Hokies trailed 9-7 after nine minutes and had made just three of their first 13 shots (23%). But then the Hokies caught fire again against the porous wolfpack defense. The Hokies closed out the half making 12 of their final 18 shots (67%) and used a 14-2 run to close to half to lead by nine at the break. In comparison, VT led by 11 in Raleigh at the half so it wasn’t much of a difference.

Despite the hot end to the first half, the Hokies still really struggled on threes and free throws. Tech was 0/7 on threes in the first half and just 1/5 from the line (Hudson was 0/3, perhaps because of his foot injury). Speaking of threes, nc state didn’t make a three in the meeting at state but hit a three-pointer with just under eight minutes left in the first half, stopping their three-less streak at 52 minutes against the Hokies. But in the second half the Hokies got back to fundamentals – they hit 3/5 threes (60%) and 19/23 free throws (83%).

Note: It was an odd starting lineup for the Hokies on Senior Night with Allen, Delaney, and Hudson starting, but Witcher and Debnam (Tech’s seniors) also starting.

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Preview | nc state (4-10 | 16-13) @ VT (8-6 | 21-7) | Wed., 7 PM | SENIOR NIGHT!


Spread: Hokies by 8.5 

THE SETUP:

Has anyone checked to see if hell is frozen over?  I ask because the Hokies go into their home finale with the nc state wolfpack on a two game winning streak over their Raleigh rivals.  Before three weeks ago, Tech had only once strung together back-to-back wins over state since 1922 (and those ‘back-to-back’ wins were 21 years apart).  VT owned the early part of this series, winning the first seven games, but state went 34-3 against the Hokies between 1927 and 2008.  The Hokies seemingly undid that spell last season when they overcame an 18 point second half deficit and beat the pack in OT.  Then the Hokies followed that up with a 20 point waxing of state in Raleigh last month, Tech’s first win there since 1917.

Wednesday’s game means everything to Virginia Tech and very little to nc state.  With the pack’s consecutive wins over wake and miami, they clinched finishing .500 at worst at the end of the regular season and ACC Tournament (that was honestly a goal of theirs… used to be for Tech, too).

Meanwhile, the suddenly slumping Hokies are playing a must win game, in my opinion.  VT has lost three in a row and gone from being listed as an 8-10 seed in the Big Dance projections to being back on the bubble as an 11 or 12 seed, just barely in.  A win Wednesday will clinch a winning ACC record for Tech (used to be a recipe for a NCAA invitation though we saw two years ago that isn’t always true).  It will also put the Hokies, who currently sit in the #3 spot in the ACC standings, in firm position for a First Round bye at the ACC Tournament next week.

That said, we’ll see how the game flows.  state has nothing to lose and likely will be loose, while Tech could come out tight if they put too much pressure on themselves.  Hopefully the Hokies will just come out and bury the pack early like they did in Raleigh three weeks ago…

THE LAST MEETING:

This game was practically over before the ice had melted on your first Coke & Turkey.  The Hokies hit their first 10 shots from the field (yes, you read that right) and jumped out to a 26-7 lead when the game was just nine minutes old.  Tech finished the game hitting 53% from the field and shot 50% or better in both halves (again, you read that right).  To put that in perspective, the Hokies have shot over 50% in just two other games and both of those were non-conference games in 2009.  In contrast, Tech has shot under 40% 11 times this season including eight times in ACC games.

So what happened in Raleigh?  As I re-watched the game earlier this week it was simple – nc state is a really, really poor defensive teams (as almost all of Sidney Lowe’s teams have been) and Virginia Tech exposed their weak areas.  The pack have to be the most unathletic team in the league.  The Hokies beat the pack up the floor and scored in transition.  Or beat the slow-footed wolves off the dribble and either got to the rim and finished, or dished for an easy bucket.  Tech made 16 layups or dunks in this game out of their 27 made shots, including six of those first 10 shots they hit.  Pretty easy to shoot 53% from the field when a majority of your makes are within a few feet.  It was so easy that Tech attempted just seven three-pointers for the entire game, making three (two of those were in the first two minutes by Zo Hudson… so they made just one in the final 38 minutes).

Tech won in another key category for them – points off turnovers.  Despite just a +1 margin in turnovers gained, the Hokies outscored the wolfpack 23-13 in points off mistakes.  VT did a good job of getting out and running on turnovers for those easy buckets listed above.

The Hokies did a solid job of limiting state’s star, Tracy Smith. He had just four points at the half, and after exploding for six quick points to start the second half, Tech limited him to just two points in the final 18 minutes.

nc state went 0 for 11 from three-point range.  They hit just 29% of their shots for the game, marking the fifth time VT had held an opponent under 30% and third time in ACC play.  state also shot just 60% from the free throw line.  In other words, they played about as poorly as possible.

So what didn’t the Hokies do well?  They did an awful job on the defensive glass.  Suddenly this has become Tech’s greatest weakness.  While you might expect this against the fsu’s and wake forest’s, nc state has even less bulk and height inside than the Hokies.  The state statisticians credited the wolfpack with 27 offensive rebounds on 55 opportunities.  That is horrendous for Tech.  A bad night is letting your team grab 35% of their misses.  Nearly 50% is a Jean van de Velde on the 18th at the British Open like performance.  All-ACC Ugly Team member Dennis Horner had nine offensive rebounds all by himself.  Another problem was Tech’s butterfingers.  state got the benefit of five team rebounds on offense – plays were the Hokies lost the ball out of bounds on a state miss.  Tech had similar issues at bc last week.  The guys really need to put a lock on the balls as they come off the rim.

state showed some full court trapping press looks in the last meeting.  This stunned me with how unathletic the wolfpack are, but I don’t think VT really burned it that much.  Personally, I’d be just fine with them showing more of it Wednesday.  I’d use some zone if I were Sidney Lowe… then again, I’d be getting my resume ready if I were him.  He’s nc state’s ricky stokes.

THIS MATCH-UP:

state is playing better ball since that blow-out loss to Tech.  They led maryland by 10 at home two weeks ago before choking down the stretch, then beat wake easily a few days later.  After a week off, they won at miami this past week.  Greenberg mentioned on Tech Talk Live that they are screening more for their star, Tracy Smith (Boy, what a great idea!  Only took until game 25!  That’s like when Stinespring figured out he should throw screens to Kevin Jones at the end of the season… but I digress…).  They used to screen more for Horner, but now with the screens going for Smith is allows Horner to spot up from three.  And I don’t think Tech can expect state to go 0-for-deep again.  The Hokies must do a good job of fighting through screens to keep Smith from getting the ball in the low post where he is automatic.  And they can’t lose sight of Horner or Wood on the perimeter.

The pack have also been doing a good job of getting to the free throw line more than their opponents of late.  They aren’t a great free throw shooting team, but they are an even worse field goal shooting team (10th in the ACC) so getting to the line helps.  state is also a lousy three-point shooting team at 8th in the ACC (nice combo, eh?) but have quick shooting so many threes unless they are wide open.

On offense the Hokies need to use the same recipe they used last game – attack the tin.  Feed the rock to Mr. Jeff Allen as much as possible.  He had a monster game in the loss Saturday, tallying 25 points and 15 rebounds.  state has nobody that can guard him.  Allen had 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks on 5/7 shooting in the Raleigh meeting.  And that was in just 26 minutes due to… come on, you know what I’m going to say… foul trouble.  If he can stay on the court, he could really go off in this game.

Another encouraging sign was the shooting of Malcolm Delaney and JT Thompson over the weekend.  Delaney hit 9 of 17, the first time he’s shot over 50% since the umbc game back in December.  The key was he was draining his pull up jumpers and finishing near the rack.  That had been the biggest thing missing.  He only hit one 3 in the game Saturday but making his two-pointers made all the difference, especially if refs keep putting an embargo on his free throw attempts.  Thompson also was knocking down his open jumpers.  After not being able to hit water if he fell out of a boat against bc last week, JT hit 5 of 8 from the field including the tying three at the end of regulation.

STARTERS:

Position VIRGINIA TECH nc state
Guard 23 Delaney 6’3″ 10 Gonzalez 5’11”
Guard 5 Hudson 6’5″ 12 Degand 6’4″
Forward 1 Bell 6’6″ 15 Wood 6’7″
Forward 0 Allen 6’7″ 31 Horner 6’9″
Center 21 Witcher 6’9″ 23 Smith 6’8″

Expect Lewwwwww to start on Senior Night!  Also, the Washington Post reported that Dorenzo Hudson has been seen in a walking boot due to a foot injury suffered earlier in the season and may have resurfaced Saturday (he left the floor for a while in the second half).  We’ll see what his status is for Wednesday: Post’s Hokies Journal

STATS:

  Pts Reb Ast
Delaney 20.4 3.7 4.1
Hudson 14.2 3.6 1.9
Allen 11.8 7.1 1.3
Thompson 7.1 4.8 0.5
Bell 6 5.9 1.6
Davila 5.4 4.5 0.4
  Pts Reb Ast
Smith 17.1 7.9 1.1
Horner 11.8 4.8 1.5
Gonzalez 10 3.3 4
Wood 7.9 2.9 1.6
Degand 6.1 2.5 2.6
Howell 5.2 4.6 0.6

Stats don’t lie – nc state is 10th in the ACC in Offensive and Defensive FG%

THE OPPONENT (re-posted from my first preview three weeks ago):

How can I sum up the wolfpack in one sentence?  Hmm.  How about this: they aren’t good at anything.  I mean it, nothing.  Check out the ACC stats and you’ll see.  They are not in the top four of any statistical category in the league, overall or in ACC games only, except for 3-pointers made per game (they are fourth in that category).  They are 10th or worse in FG% offense and defense, and are in the bottom half of the league in offensive and defensive rebounding.  They don’t get many steals or blocks, and have an average turnover margin.  They are only eighth in 3-point %.

nc state also has, hands down, the worst coach in the league.  I’m sorry Sidney Lowe, but you are, uh, not good.  You stink.  The pack are 17-40 in ACC games in his four seasons since they ran Herb Sendek out of town.  They have finished 10th, 12th, 10th, and are currently tied for 11th in the ACC.  If he is kept around for a fifth season it will be for one reason – they have an awesome recruiting class coming in next year.  While he may be a nc state legend from their 1983 National Championship, it is time to move on.

The good news for Hokie fans is three of the guys that owned the Hokies the most are gone.  No more Brandon Costner, Ben McCauley, or Courtney Fells.  Those guys were 5-1 against Tech and regularly had career days.  You know they had their calendar’s circled for any meeting between these two clubs.

The pack entered this season fairly inexperienced.  You’d think they were a young team since you don’t recognize many of the names, but in reality it is just because they aren’t very good and didn’t play much in past years, even though state stunk then, too.  Four of their top five scorers are juniors or seniors, but just one of those guys averaged more than 6.6 ppg last year (Tracy Smith).

Speaking of Tracy Smith, that kid is a player.  He’s the most talented packer by far.  Smith ranks sixth in the ACC in points per game and rebounding, at 17.6 and 8.3 respectively.  He’d be a strong candidate for First Team All-ACC if he played for a better team.  Smith is very talented in the low post and is deadly from six feet in.  Tech must keep him from setting up, and receiving the ball, on the low block.  He does not shoot from outside (he has never attempted a three in his career).  His midrange game is decent from 16-feet in, but you’d rather force him to beat you from out there than near the hoop.  Tech must also get a body on him and keep him off the offensive glass, Tracy is by far their best offensive rebounder.  Smith has been on a roll, too, averaging 19.1 ppg over his last seven games and hitting 53 of his last 88 shots, an amazing 60%.  Smith leads the league in FG%.

Javier Gonzalez runs the point for the pack.  He has also underwhelmed me talent-wise.  He has an average assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.2.  Javier is a good three-point shooter at 40% for the second year in a row, but he hasn’t made more than three in any game.  So he is selective about when he shoots.  Get out on him and force him to drive, and when he does drive, expect him to dish the ball.  In other words, the support defense needs to collapse and look to pick up open man in the post when help comes.  Gonzalez averages 10.2 ppg but he can disappear completely some nights.  He’s just 5’11” so taller defenders can be an issue for him on the perimeter.  The key is stopping his drive.

Dennis Horner would be on my All-ACC Ugly Team.  The senior plays forward at 6’9″ but his game is not in the low post.  He needs a few steaks on him.  I’ve always thought of him as a three-point shooter but he’s never averaged even one made three per game in his career.  That said, he’s not a back to the basket guy and will shoot threes from the corner when open.  Horner has double his ppg from last year, up to 12 per game this season.

If you are the Hokies, you’ll take you odds on leaving guys like Horner open.  The key is stopping Gonzalez’s drive and the feeds to Smith.  Double down on Smith and force someone else to beat you.

That someone else could be freshman Scott Wood.  Wood is averaging just 8.3 ppg but exploded for 31 against fsu in one of the pack’s two ACC wins.  He hit 7/11 threes that game, and 10/15 from the floor overall.  He has made four or more 3s four times this season, so he is their most dangerous shooter behind the arc.  Like with Horner, Wood is way too scrawny to battle in the low post.  He is 6’7″ but just 170 pounds.  Heck, new VT QB Ricardo Young is considered skinny at 170 but he’s just 6’1″.  You could use Wood to jimmy a door, he’s so thin.  Almost two-thirds of his shots are threes.  He is a guy you want to watch on the perimeter.

Senior Farnold Degand had been starting at the off-guard spot for state, but missed the last game with a thigh bruise.  He did not practice Monday and is listed as day-to-day, so he may not play.

state has a 7-footer in freshman Jordan Vandenberg, but he averages just 8 mpg and 1 point.  He is from Australia and probably would not be playing for any other team in the league yet in his career.  But state really lacks any size inside and needs help from him and C.J. Williams, an undersized forward at 6’6″ and 220.  Freshman Richard Howell does give them some bulk at 6’8″ and 265.  He grabs 5 rebounds in about 15 minutes per game.  But inside is not their strength other than Smith.

The pack used just three guys off their bench last game without Degand, so they lack depth.

So, in summary, it is hard to see how this team can win ACC games.  That said, if Tech keeps shooting under 40% in games, anyone can stay with him.  And the RBC Center is a tough place to play (for the big games like unc and duke… we’ll see what the crowd is like for this game with them at 2-7).  The Hokies are due for a breakout game, let’s hope this is it.

nc state BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Founded: 1887
  • Enrollment: 23.7 undergrad, 7.4 postgrad
  • National Titles (Basketball): 1974 and 1983
  • ACC Titles (Basketball): 10 – last was in 1987 – 3rd most in the ACC
  • ACC Football Titles: 7 (tied for 4th most) – none since 1979 – in fact, the two state schools (unc and nc state) haven’t won an ACC football title, or even tied for one, since 1980.  There’s no pigskins on Tobacco Road.

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Niemo’s Notes | VT (6-3) 72, nc state (2-8) 52


Boxscore

Niemo’s Notes:

  • nc state, aka: our temple, our kryptonike, our Harlem Globetrotters, stinks.  But…
  • Coming into tonight, VT had never led in the final 37:30 of any game at nc state since joining the ACC (eliminated).
  • Coming into tonight, VT had never led by more than 6 points against nc state (we led by 22 tonight… eliminated).
  • Coming into tonight, VT had never won at fsu or nc state since joining the ACC… (nc state – eliminated – and maybe fsu, too, due to forfeit)
  • Coming into tonight, VT hadn’t won at nc state since 1917 (19 game losing streak – eliminated)
  • Coming into tonight, nc state had made at least one 3-point shot in every game since 1989 (0/13 – eliminated)
  • As much crap as we all gave Zo Hudson early in the year, I think we owe him a formal apology – I’m sorry.  Zo has now scored 17 or more points in 5 of the last 6 games.  He had a game high 23 points tonight (no one had more that 15 in the game).
  • Tech limited nc state’s star, Tracy Smith, to 12 points, 5 below his average.  But considering he had 6 points in the first 100 seconds of the second half, VT really did a good job on him, forcing others to beat them.  And the pack couldn’t hit a 3 to save their lives tonight – 0/13.
  • VT shot 54% from the floor.  Seriously?  The Hokies?  I told you their D sucked.  The Hokies hit their first 10 shots from the floor and finished at 54%, their third highest effort this year and first time in ACC play they’ve surpassed 50%.
  • Look at these numbers: Hudson 9/13 from the floor (money!), Thompson 6/8, and Allen 5/7.  Wow, that felt good to type.
  • The only bad thing tonight was Tech got dominated on the glass for the third game in a row.  nc state grabbed 18 offensive rebounds in 44 opportunities (41%).  Tech used to hold their opponents to 30% and nc state is not big inside.  Tech also lost the turnover margin for just the second time in ACC play, but just by -1 (15/14).
  • What can you say?  We played a crappy nc state team in front of “plenty of good seats still available” type of crowd and waxed them.  The Hokies jumped out to a 19-point lead early, and while it got within 7 early in the second half, VT put the game away.  That’s what 6-3 ACC teams do.
  • Oh, by the way, have I told you how bad georgia tech is on the road?  Yeah, they lost at miami, yes, miami tonight (yes, I know we lost there, too).  The jackets are now 6-31 over the last five seasons in ACC road games.
  • My worst coaches in the ACC?  #12 – Sidney “Red Coat” Lowe (nc state), #11 – Paul “Can’t Win on the Road” Hewitt (ga tech).
  • FYI: Tech was 6-3 last year in the ACC, but finished 7-9.  Don’t mean to be a downer but don’t get too comfy yet.  But VT was going into 2 road games at this point last year instead of…
  • VT plays the ACC’s #5 and #3 teams back-to-back coming up at home (where VT is 12-0).  The Hokies must win at least one of these two games (especially the wake game, who are RPI darlings).  Now things get interesting!

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Preview | VT (5-3) @ nc state (2-7) | Wed., 9 PM | ESPN or ESPNU


Spread: Game is a pick’em

THE SETUP:

Tell me if you’ve heard this before: a pretty good Virginia Tech team takes on a really crappy nc state team.  Yet, if you are like me, you’d think we were playing the L.A. Lakers all-time team.  Their lousy point guard?  He’ll look like Magic Johnson for one night.  Their shooting guard that can’t shoot?  He’s suddenly Kobe Bryant (on the court, that is, not off it).  Their undersized center?  You got it, he’s Kareem for two hours.  Then add in James Worthy and Jerry West for good measure.

Since joining the ACC, the Hokies have played the role of the Washington Generals with nc state as the Harlem Globetrotters.  Let’s look at some of the oddities of this series:

  • VT is 2-6 against the pack since joining the ACC.  But in the win last year, which snapped a six game losing streak, VT trailed by 18 with less than 13 minutes to go, and in the win in 2005, Tech was behind by 11 with just over 7 minutes to go.  So the Hokies could easily be 0-8.
  • The Hokies won the first two games at nc state in the series but have lost 19 straight since.  Tech hasn’t won in Raleigh against the pack since 1917!  That’s and even longer streak than clemson at unc, though clemson is something like 0-54 at unc so that’s a good bit worse.
  • At nc state is one of just two places VT hasn’t won at since joining the ACC.  florida state is the other (and they just vacated a home win against the Hokies).
  • The Hokies have never led in Raleigh after the first 2:30 of the game.  NEVER.  Yeesh.
  • Tech has trailed by 19 or more points in 5 of the 8 ACC meetings.  VT’s biggest lead ever against the wolfpack is six.
  • The Hokies are -75 in scoring differential in the series in ACC play.
  • Tech went 0-3 against the pack three years ago – a year in which VT made it to the 2nd round of the NCAA’s and nc state finished 5-11 in conference.
  • VT has had a better conference record going into every meeting except one.  Yet Tech is 2-6 against the pack.

Well, guess what, nc state is tied for last in the ACC again this year at 2-7, while the Hokies come in at 5-3, good for fourth.  And here we go again!

TV Note: The game will be on ESPN, not ESPNU, in areas where the duke at unc game is blacked out (most of the ACC area).  It should be on ESPNU for everyone else.

THE OPPONENT:

How can I sum up the wolfpack in one sentence?  Hmm.  How about this: they aren’t good at anything.  I mean it, nothing.  Check out the ACC stats and you’ll see.  They are not in the top four of any statistical category in the league, overall or in ACC games only, except for 3-pointers made per game (they are fourth in that category).  They are 10th or worse in FG% offense and defense, and are in the bottom half of the league in offensive and defensive rebounding.  They don’t get many steals or blocks, and have an average turnover margin.  They are only eighth in 3-point %.

nc state also has, hands down, the worst coach in the league.  I’m sorry Sidney Lowe, but you are, uh, not good.  You stink.  The pack are 17-40 in ACC games in his four seasons since they ran Herb Sendek out of town.  They have finished 10th, 12th, 10th, and are currently tied for 11th in the ACC.  If he is kept around for a fifth season it will be for one reason – they have an awesome recruiting class coming in next year.  While he may be a nc state legend from their 1983 National Championship, it is time to move on.

The good news for Hokie fans is three of the guys that owned the Hokies the most are gone.  No more Brandon Costner, Ben McCauley, or Courtney Fells.  Those guys were 5-1 against Tech and regularly had career days.  You know they had their calendar’s circled for any meeting between these two clubs.

The pack entered this season fairly inexperienced.  You’d think they were a young team since you don’t recognize many of the names, but in reality it is just because they aren’t very good and didn’t play much in past years, even though state stunk then, too.  Four of their top five scorers are juniors or seniors, but just one of those guys averaged more than 6.6 ppg last year (Tracy Smith).

Speaking of Tracy Smith, that kid is a player.  He’s the most talented packer by far.  Smith ranks sixth in the ACC in points per game and rebounding, at 17.6 and 8.3 respectively.  He’d be a strong candidate for First Team All-ACC if he played for a better team.  Smith is very talented in the low post and is deadly from six feet in.  Tech must keep him from setting up, and receiving the ball, on the low block.  He does not shoot from outside (he has never attempted a three in his career).  His midrange game is decent from 16-feet in, but you’d rather force him to beat you from out there than near the hoop.  Tech must also get a body on him and keep him off the offensive glass, Tracy is by far their best offensive rebounder.  Smith has been on a roll, too, averaging 19.1 ppg over his last seven games and hitting 53 of his last 88 shots, an amazing 60%.  Smith leads the league in FG%.

Javier Gonzalez runs the point for the pack.  He has also underwhelmed me talent-wise.  He has an average assist-to-turnover ratio at 1.2.  Javier is a good three-point shooter at 40% for the second year in a row, but he hasn’t made more than three in any game.  So he is selective about when he shoots.  Get out on him and force him to drive, and when he does drive, expect him to dish the ball.  In other words, the support defense needs to collapse and look to pick up open man in the post when help comes.  Gonzalez averages 10.2 ppg but he can disappear completely some nights.  He’s just 5’11” so taller defenders can be an issue for him on the perimeter.  The key is stopping his drive.

Dennis Horner would be on my All-ACC Ugly Team.  The senior plays forward at 6’9″ but his game is not in the low post.  He needs a few steaks on him.  I’ve always thought of him as a three-point shooter but he’s never averaged even one made three per game in his career.  That said, he’s not a back to the basket guy and will shoot threes from the corner when open.  Horner has double his ppg from last year, up to 12 per game this season.

If you are the Hokies, you’ll take you odds on leaving guys like Horner open.  The key is stopping Gonzalez’s drive and the feeds to Smith.  Double down on Smith and force someone else to beat you.

That someone else could be freshman Scott Wood.  Wood is averaging just 8.3 ppg but exploded for 31 against fsu in one of the pack’s two ACC wins.  He hit 7/11 threes that game, and 10/15 from the floor overall.  He has made four or more 3s four times this season, so he is their most dangerous shooter behind the arc.  Like with Horner, Wood is way too scrawny to battle in the low post.  He is 6’7″ but just 170 pounds.  Heck, new VT QB Ricardo Young is considered skinny at 170 but he’s just 6’1″.  You could use Wood to jimmy a door, he’s so thin.  Almost two-thirds of his shots are threes.  He is a guy you want to watch on the perimeter.

Senior Farnold Degand had been starting at the off-guard spot for state, but missed the last game with a thigh bruise.  He did not practice Monday and is listed as day-to-day, so he may not play.

state has a 7-footer in freshman Jordan Vandenberg, but he averages just 8 mpg and 1 point.  He is from Australia and probably would not be playing for any other team in the league yet in his career.  But state really lacks any size inside and needs help from him and C.J. Williams, an undersized forward at 6’6″ and 220.  Freshman Richard Howell does give them some bulk at 6’8″ and 265.  He grabs 5 rebounds in about 15 minutes per game.  But inside is not their strength other than Smith.

The pack used just three guys off their bench last game without Degand, so they lack depth.

So, in summary, it is hard to see how this team can win ACC games.  That said, if Tech keeps shooting under 40% in games, anyone can stay with him.  And the RBC Center is a tough place to play (for the big games like unc and duke… we’ll see what the crowd is like for this game with them at 2-7).  The Hokies are due for a breakout game, let’s hope this is it.

SIX PACK OF KEYS TO WINNING:

  • Have VT’s sports psychologist convince the Hokies they are playing someone else.
  • Double team Tracy Smith and make someone else beat you.
  • Do a better job on the defensive glass – the Hokies were dominated on the boards for half of the unc game, and most of the clemson game.  This is not a good rebounding team but they do shoot a lot of threes, so everyone needs to help on the glass.
  • Find the barn and water: Tech hasn’t been able to hit the broad side of a barn, or hit water, of late.  Hopefully Delaney can break out of his 4/34 three-point shooting slump and the Hokies can start hitting open looks.  nc state is not a good defensive team, ranking 11th in ACC games in FG% defense, so Tech should be able to get good looks.  Plus, this is not an athletic team so the Hokies should be able to beat them in transition.  Speaking of which…
  • Tech is #1 the league in ACC games by far in Turnover Margin.  That is how they win games while shooting terrible.  Winning the turnover battle is crucial in every game VT plays.
  • Get it done, some how, some way.  The Hokies seem to invent a new way to win a game each time out (breaking 100 against seton hall, winning despite just 4 FGs in the first half against clemson, or killing the hoos with their press).  Well, now let’s figure out one that works in Raleigh.  As Malcolm Delaney put it, the Hokies do things other stars don’t.  That means selling out and winning 50/50s.  The Hokies must give max effort and bury the lowly pack.

STARTERS:

Position VIRGINIA TECH nc state
Guard 23 Delaney 6’3″ 10 Gonzalez 5’11”
Guard 5 Hudson 6’5″ 15 Wood 6’7″
Forward 1 Bell 6’6″ Mays 6’3″ or Howell 6’8″
Forward 0 Allen 6’7″ 31 Horner 6’9″
Center 14 Davila 6’8″ 23 Smith 6’8″

nc state BY THE NUMBERS:

  • Founded: 1887
  • Enrollment: 23.7 undergrad, 7.4 postgrad
  • National Titles (Basketball): 1974 and 1983
  • ACC Titles (Basketball): 10 – last was in 1987 – 3rd most in the ACC
  • ACC Football Titles: 7 (tied for 4th most) – none since 1979 – in fact, the two state schools (unc and nc state) haven’t won an ACC football title, or even tied for one, since 1980.  There’s no pigskins on Tobacco Road.

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2014-2015 Schedule/Results

November

11/14 - Hokies 71, md. eastern shore 46
11/19 - Hokies 73, liberty 63
11/22 - appalachian state 65, Hokies 63
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Cancun Classic
11/25 - n. iowa 73, Hokies 54
11/26 - Hokies 78, miami ohio 63
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11/30 - morgan state | 3pm, ESPN3

December

12/03 - @ penn state | 7:15pm, ESPNU
12/07 - vs. radford | 3pm, ESPN3
12/14 - vs. alabama a&m | 3pm, ESPN3
12/20 - vs. the citadel | 1pm, ESPN3
12/22 - vs. vmi | 7pm, ESPN3
12/27 - vs. presbyterian | 7pm, ESPN3
12/30 - @ west virginia | 2pm, ESPNU

January

01/03 - vs. syracuse | Noon, RSN
01/06 - @ fsu | 7pm, RSN
01/13 - @ louisville | 7pm, RSN
01/18 - @ unc | 6:30pm, ESPNU
01/22 - vs. notre dame | 7pm, RSN
01/25 - vs. uva | 1pm, ACCN
01/27 - vs. pittsburgh | 7pm, ESPNU
01/31 - @ wake forest | 2pm, RSN

February

02/03 - @ syracuse | 9pm, ESPNU
02/07 - vs. fsu | 3pm, ACCN
02/09 - vs. georgia tech | 9pm, ESPNU
02/14 - @ clemson | Noon, RSN
02/18 - @ miami | 7pm, RSN
02/21 - @ nc state | 6pm, ESPN2
02/25 - vs. duke | 9pm, ESPN2
02/28 - @ uva | 4pm, ACCN

March

03/02 - vs. boston college | 9pm, ESPNU
03/07 - vs. miami | Noon, RSN
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