In their final night in Bubbleville, the Hokies defeated the University of South Florida Bulls 76-58. Mike Young rolled out his third different opening lineup of the season, speaking to the depth and rotations of this year’s team. We all know what happened last night against formerly #3 Villanova, including the parallels to VT’s victory over then #3 Michigan State almost exactly a year ago. This time, the Hokies managed to avoid the hangover loss and exit Bubbleville with a bubble in the loss column, and likely some top 25 votes in the next polls.
Jay Wright? More like Jay Wrong. Hokies shock #3 Villanova.
The Virginia Tech Hokies are undefeated! Welcome back Virginia Tech Basketball Fans! We are back in Cassel for the first match up of the year; our Virginia Tech Hokies take on The Radford (not Tyrece) Highlanders. With Covid running rampant all across the world, it felt good to be back watching College Basketball.
The 13-12 Miami Hurricanes stormed their way into Blacksburg to take on the 15-10 Virginia Tech Hokies. The Hurricanes came into this game not having lost a game this season when leading at half time. The Hokies, coming off a win against Pittsburgh Saturday night was reared up and ready to go. The crowd at Cassel continues to impress this writer, night in and night out. Keith Stone (not to be confused with Evan Stone), from Miami, who averaged 3.9 points per game decided to have a career first 5 minutes of this game with 7 points and a monster dunk to put the Hurricanes up 13-4. Something I noticed about John Ojiako; he shoots a free throw higher than the clouds. Now, back to the game.
Pittsburgh took their 15-10 record to Blacksburg to take on the 14-10 Virginia Tech Hokies. The Hokies have lost their last 5, and 6 out of their last 7. Virginia Tech, at home, came in with a 3 point Vegas advantage. Seeing this game live was absolutely electric and I have to give a round of applause to the fans! The ‘Let’s Go Hokies’ chant rained down over Cassell Coliseum while the Panthers were announced, I couldn’t hear one name from that team due to the volume of the fans and that’s how it went all game long.
It has been a tough week for Hokie and ACC fans, but don’t forget to keep in mind that this rebuild team flew extremely high for a while and showed us what is in store for the future. The Hokies are farther from sniffing the top 25 than they were to start the year, but that doesn’t mean we won’t discuss it.
After a hard-fought battle against the Chattanooga Mocs, the Hokies were looking for a convincing win over the Gardner-Webb Running Bull Dogs. The Hokies did just that and won 73-46. The victory has kept the Hokies’ non-conference winning streak alive with 30 straight wins.
Live from a high school gymnasium, the underdog Virginia Tech Hokies defeated the #3 Michigan State Spartans 71-66! People, we are riding the wave big time out here in Maui. Tomorrow the Hokies will face off against the Dayton Flyers who posted an impressive performance themselves.