Anyone know of any teams we are playing next year? My friend read on a blog that we are possibly playing Radford. Anyone know if this is true?
The Hokie Club has announced the dates of the Orange & Maroon Tour. They keynote speakers vary depending on the date/location, but they include Frank Beamer, Scot Loeffler, Bill Roth, James Johnson, etc.
Just the 2nd Hokie to earn All-American honors (Dell Curry, 2nd Team, 1986). Can we schedule the jersey retirement ceremony now?
Members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association voted Erick Green as the conference's player of the year. Green received 38 of the 76 votes cast. Miami's Shane Larkin was second with 23 votes and Duke's Mason Plumlee was third with 12 votes. Green is truly the best player on the league's worst team. Here are some of his accomplishments this season:
- Nation's leading scorer (25.4 ppg, 48.2 fg%)
- First ACC player to lead the nation in scoring since USC's Grady Wallace (1956-57)
- ACC's leader in minutes played (36.4 mpg)
- Virginia Tech's single-season scoring leader (786 points)
- Fifth most efficient player nationally according to Hollinger (32.51 per)
Green never let up, consistently played hard to the point of exhaustion, and manufactured points. He never seemed to stray from James Johnson's system, and made it a point to include his teammates in the game with smart and timely passes. That's my only knock on Green, I would have be fine with him putting the ball up every time he had it regardless of the shot quality.
From the official HokieSports.com release.
We all grow up admiring those we either claim or are presented to us as superheroes. It shows the best in us to aspire to be like those who give so much while asking for little in return. When faced with adversity these people continue to deliver for the simple justification of wanting to help those around them.
Saturday night at 8pm in Cassell, we are going to see the beginning of the end of one of the greatest seasons by an individual player in Virginia Tech Basketball History.
Ok, I'm sitting in class right now, wondering about our basketball team. I'll admit to not knowing a ton about basketball, but there are some statistics out there that are pretty telling about our basketball team. We all have certain notions about how our team plays, and I was surprised by some stats, and not so surprised by others. The stats come from sites that I cite, so they are correct, but my own math is coming from what I know of statistics....a course I didn't understand much in, so bear with me there.
Welp, that was an extremely frustrating loss. Another hot start and big lead that slowly dwindled away. You can't say the team didn't give effort, though. At no point in the game was I like, "They're not even trying." That's impressive for a noon tipoff on the road. Hopefully it wasn't just because we were playing up to Carolina, and we give that effort for the rest of the year.
Quick thoughts: Everyone is talking about how good our defense was. Honestly, I thought it was pretty similar to previous games, guys were a little more active but UNC flat out missed shots. They had plenty of wide open looks but couldn't get them to fall. I thought this was pretty interesting:
Wakey wakey, rise and shine
it's on again, off again...
Sorry, Radiohead moment.
Anyway, we're playing UNC this afternoon. Erick Green is doing his thing when he can, and he's actually getting some help. Anyone else watching?
Here's something I don't do too often around here: basketball statistics. After the Clemson game I followed up on a hunch that I've had since the middle of the season, teams shot much better than their season average against us from downtown.
3FGVT% - 3FGS% is the money column. It's the difference between a team's three-point percentage against Virginia Tech and its season average. A positive number indicates a team shot better from behind the arc against Tech than they did over the course of the season (through 1/27).