Senior Night in Blacksburg, Virginia Tech had the 15-14 Hokies starting three Freshman and two Juniors. Clemson, winning four of their last five, two of those wins against highly ranked opponents came in desperate for another win to have a chance at an at-large bid within the NCAA Tournament. Clemson came out hot, making three of their first three pointers to get out to a nice 9-2 lead. The Hokies chipped and fought back to take a 10-9 lead with 14 minutes to go after a three from Isaiah Wilkins.
Clemson’s Alex “not to be confused with Ernset’ Hemenway, decided to whip up a short story within 39 seconds and drain two threes to get the Tigers back up 17-12. An uncharacteristic first 10 minutes for the Hokies, as they turned the ball over 5 times in that period. The Hokies went on a nice 10-2 run to get their largest lead of the night with 6:09 minutes to go after a nice made basket by TYRECE RADFOOOOOOORD (announcer voice). One thing that was incredibly impressive was the Hokie defense. After allowing 9 points in the first 92 seconds, the Hokies held the tigers to 16 points the rest of the half, as the Hokies lead 30-25! Mike Young had to have been excited about the way his defense played. The refs on the other hand need to understand that both teams are F***ing savages in the box and the refs are better than what they have shown. They have a second half to redeem themselves but so far they have had a shitty game.
Landers started off the second half with a nice three pointer to get the Hokies up to an eight point lead. Clemson scored 1/5th of their points within the first 140 seconds of the second half to get the Tigers within 4, at 34-30. The back and forth continued as Clemson retook the lead 35-34 after a three, but the Hokies came right down and made a shot by Tyrece Radford to retake the lead 36-35. Guess what happened next? Clemson came down, made a shot within the key to go up 37-36. GUESS WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?! P.J. Horne came down and sank a three to get up 39-37. Clemson comes down and sinks a three of their own 40-39. Hokies drive down and HORNE JAMS IT HOME BROTHER to get back up 41-40. There were 8 lead changes in less than 3 minutes of game play That was madness.
After a T.V. time out, Hunter ‘I hardly know her’ Cattoor came out and threw down a MONSTER JAM and a three pointer back to back to get up nine points with 11 minutes to go. The Hokies started to run away with it after another Jalen Cone three to put the Hokies up 54-42. A 13-0 run for the Hokies over four minutes to get a monster lead. The run ended by a free throw made by the Tigers. The Virginia Tech crowd roared as Cattoor, Wilkins and P.J. Horne made three point BOMBS to get up 63-47 with 7 minutes to go.
Tyrece Radford was sensational; going 7-8 from the field for the second most points on the team with 16. The Hokies leading scorer made me ask myself a question; is P.J. a trumpet? Cause I’m getting Horn-e watching those threes go in, capping Senior Night with a team high 17 points!
Hokies pop Clemson’s bubble, 70-58! Great season at home for the Hokies.