GIFTORY: Frame-by-Frame Highlight Reel of Virginia Tech's 66-61 Win Over No. 25 Miami

T(re)y Outlaw has been dirty from distance over the Hokies' last four games.

[Mark Umansky]

Behind Ty Outlaw's three-ball, the Hokies earned their tenth ACC victory and all but punched their ticket to the dance. Outlaw set a Virginia Tech record by sinking eight triples against Miami, and he's 20 of 26 (76.9%) from deep over Tech's last four games. Consider all of that with the fact the 6-6 Roxboro, NC native missed the 2015-16 season due to a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a rare condition that almost ended his Tech career before it started.

He could not practice with the team, or even lift weights until January. He packed on 20 pounds. Outlaw described it as "a nightmare."

"I wasn't supposed to sweat," Outlaw said. "Really, I could do nothing."

Outlaw wore a heart monitor the first few months, began taking blood-pressure medication, fish oil tablets, and dramatically changed his diet. He cut out salt and fried foods, ate more salads and drank more water.

It was May before he was cleared to return to the court. A doctor at the prestigious Mayo Clinic declined to give Outlaw the green light, but specialists at Tech and the University of Virginia agreed to clear him, he said.

"For one calendar year almost, he wasn't allowed to sweat," Tech coach Buzz Williams said. "So for him to be able to be back on the floor, I think his lens on it is a little different than most kids his age."

This calls for GIFTORY.

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Chris Clarke's kiss of approval.

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LeFlop. LeDunk. LeSpike. LeCelebration.

And GIFTORY closes with a scowl that awaits Virginia Tech's first meaningful March basketball in a long time.

Comments

Awesome way to celebrate Outlaws crime wave against the Canes.

In related news: University of Miami athletic department officials are petitioning the NCAA for a rules change. They believe that certain loopholes allow for an unfair advantage and hurts the spirit of fair competition. Specifically, they have asked that the making of eight 3-pointers by the same player in a single game be Outlawed.

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I can't imagine trying to put on 20 pounds while avoiding salt and fried food. Really happy to see Outlaw succeeding.

The Orange and Maroon you see, that's fighting on to victory.

I don't think he was trying

I had to rewatch the first two GIFs like five times to figure out they were different plays.

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Outlaws jump shot is a case study in rhythm and simplicity.

the miami players reactions in #7 and #8 3pt gifs were wonderful.

I swear to drunk, I'm not God

Good point, I missed the Miami player spreading his arms wide in supplication for the Hokies to stop the pain.

"No, he ain't bluffin' "

Pain is Temporary
Chicks Dig Scars
Glory is Forever
Let's Go Hokies!!

The first half 3's are the best because as time goes on the UM bench reactions are hilarious.

Another white bronco? The first one didn't go too far.

The reaction when you realize he's gonna hit those all Leday long.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Outlaw wasn't wasting any time letting that ball go, either. The fact that he really seemed to be looking for his shot makes me really happy about where is head is at. He's got his confidence now and is thinking of himself as a contributor, filling in Clarke's shoes

"Stick it in, stick it in, stick it in!" - William Addison Caldwell, 1872

I still can't believe it took until 5 fires for Miami to guard him.

Another thing to watch: we're not even trying to offensive rebound. Sure, all these 3's went in, but I don't see a clip where more than 1 player is actively pursuing a rebound. And most of them, nobody is trying to rebound.

I know why Buzz coaches this way, an offensive rebound isn't a high probability activity whereas fast breaks are high probability scoring opportunities. But that is really frustrating to watch.

duh, just make your shots /s

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If Outlaw was actively chasing down rebounds on the offensive glass all game, who knows if that last 3 goes in.

Slim chance for this team to get ORs, slimmer chance without Clarke and a 7 man rotation.

I love how in the 7th gif Outlaw has enough time to mail Ahmed a letter to inform him he's open before a defender realizes they should cover him

Here lies It's a Stroman Jersey I Swear, surpassed in life by no one because he intercepted it.

Chris Clarke is still on two feet? When is he getting surgery?

Already had it. He was wearing a brace under his jeans.

He was hobbling around and passing balls to teammates before the game Monday night, FWIW

He was hobbling around and passing balls to teammates before the game Monday night

We sure he can't do that for 2 minutes per game?

Don't tempt him, he has the mindset to do that. When he had the ankle injury last year, the trainer had to keep yelling at him to stop doing jump shots with the boot on.

Well that's a shame, his lack of a consistent jump shot has really been his only weakness this year.

Oh okay, I just thought an ACL surgery would put you on crutches.

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Go Hokies!