Virginia Tech vs. Wisconsin Game Time, TV Info and Open Thread

The Hokies are dancing for the first time since 2007 but face a stiff first-round test in Wisconsin.

The Hokie Bird on Selection Sunday. [Mark Umansky]

Who: Wisconsin Badgers (25-9, 12-6 Big Ten) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (22-10, 10-8 ACC)
When: Thursday, March 16 at 9:40 PM EDT
Where: KeyBank Center, Buffalo, NY (Capacity: 19,200)
Watch/Listen: CBS/Virginia Tech IMG
Spread: Wisconsin -6
Series: The Hokies are 0-1 all-time against the Badgers.
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FAM! LET'S FUCKING GO.

Bucknell lost to WV. Still good on the bracket otherwise. Hokies gotta pull it off tonight!! FAM!!

I believe. I believe that we will win. Go Hokies. Go America.

Exit Light, Enter Night....Go Hokies

Sometimes you just gotta kick some ass. Might as well be tonight, might as well be now and it might as well be us doing the asskicking. HOKIES!!! All day, all the way!

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Is the argyle coming out tonight?

Between undergrad and grad school, this is the 8th basketball season I've experienced at Tech. This is the first time I've ever watched VT in the NCAA tournament. Let's do this thing.

Same here brother. I have been looking forward to this game all week. Close to gametime, time to work!

Exit Light, Enter Night....Go Hokies

Enter Sandman: engaged. Let's do this!

VB born, class of '14, Semper Paratus

96 TO GO!

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

Holy shit I'm nervous

I've been watching the NCAA wrestling tournament all day, so I've been nervous for about 6 hours straight.

Blasted enter sandman while pulling up to the bdubs in Blacksburg! Let's Go baby!!!

There are wolves and there are sheep, I am the sheep dog

FAM!

Signed in to bitch about the ncaa march madness live app. I've spewed (more than) my fair share of profanity towards watchespn, but right now I long for it.

eta: the last time I watched Tech in the tournament I was a 21 yo junior slamming steins at Sharkies back bar. It's been a long time. Go Hokies.

I've been drinking.

IT'S HOKIE TIME! LET'S DO IT!!!

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

"We really just wanted to play postseason last year," senior forward Zach LeDay said, "and now we want more."

Let's make a statement tonight VT. Go Hokies!

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

Let's make a statement tonight

Not that shit again. Forget the damn statements and just win the damn thing. FAM

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Statement = win big

-Gordon Bombay

-Michael scott

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

Let's make a statement = overused/played out.
Just win = statements are for later and winners

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

"Just win the damn thing"

-bender

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

I hate to badger y'all about this but it's LeGametime FAM.

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

#ALLMAROONEVERYTHING

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

Scored too soon lads.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

We need to keep pushing the tempo. Can't let Wisky slow it down.

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

Went back and watched Happ's block on Allen's layup during the commercial and confirmed that it was goaltending

Seth Allen Steal!

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

C'mon, these ain't no honey badgers. Tire them out and run them off the effing court like you did Dook!

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Announcers just said Allen is headed into the locker room...hope it's nothing serious

He's not out there so I'm guessing it's serious enough

Virginia Tech School of Architecture Class of 2014
Fan of Hokies, Ravens, NY Giants, Orioles

No bueno

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

F*k-dammit, we do not need this shit now! Could not have happened to a better player or team leader. It's been this type of year for our team. FFS, please be alright Allen.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

Refs aren't going to help us tonight. Hokies are better than this team, just need them to play like it

Agreed. Need better ball movement. Passing around the arc and a half assed drive isn't going to do it

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

If we're gonna drive, we need to make it count or draw fouls. Or do anything to open up the perimeter...

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We have to find a way to keep them off the glass more than we have to this point

Hill seems to have lost all confidence in his ability to score

Hill proceeds to take it to the rack on consecutive possessions. Quite confidently

Outlaw!

Wisky is winded too, they really can't run with us.

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

Once the shots start to fall we will be fine. Wisconsin is going to get tired

Man this story looks so familiar. I've never seen a team play so consistently (good and bad) as this Hokie team. Hopefully the 3s fall the rest of the game.

Let's Go...

I don't know what to do with my hands

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

I wonder if any other team in the country has had the injury issues that our guys have had over the past 10 years.

Is it football season yet?

I wonder if any other team in the country has had the injury issues that our guys have had over the past 10 years.

-fans of every team who doesn't have a 10 man rotation

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I'd be excited about an 8 man rotation.

Edit: I'd be excited about 8 healthy scholarship players rotating or not.

Is it football season yet?

Kristen Bell has such a beautiful face.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

She is definitely easy on the eyes

"Give me a fu¢king beer", Anonymous Genius

She's very well qualified

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

I hate that she married Dax Shepard. I'm sure he's a great dude but ever since Employee of the Month I just think he's a giant loser and I can't get over that.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

If you think he's an ass from one of his performances doesn't that just make him a very good actor?

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

Only if I know he's a good guy. Or maybe I'm just jealous.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Just remember he saved Not Sure's life by broadcasting plants on the jumbo-tron during Monday Night Rehabilitation. He's a hero.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

This team needs to nut up a little bit. They are getting out shot and out muscled right now. I can live with one or the other

I think they're doing fine. The rebounding has evened out a little since the beginning and we seem to be settling in a little bit. Just gotta keep hanging around

Hadn't bothered to check the tracker to see that there was another thread. lols

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

I wasn't sure which one to hop on to.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Three of us

Not getting enough open looks from outside. That Stat they just showed was ridiculous, we are 2 of 5 and they are 5 of 13 from outside. Tough sledding if that keeps up

We just got out rebounded 4 versus 1 sads

This team needs to learn how to rebound. We have a big problem with giving up second chance points

5!

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

J Rob keeps hittin the floor but gettin buckets

VB born, class of '14, Semper Paratus

Cut down on the turnovers and grab a couple of those loose balls and we may have the lead here.

Is it football season yet?

Happ didn't even play half of that half, and we lost ground. Not good

Allen didn't play half of that half either. We're losing by 4 against a good team. We're right in this.

2nd half we need to neutralize happ. This feels like wake take 1 all over again. We shut down the superstar only to have Koenig play the Crawford role and make up the scoring slack.

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They are running us off the three really well but it was still sloppy on our part.

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

Where's LeDay? Did he have foul trouble or did we just give him a rest with Happ on the bench?

Let's Go...

He had 2.

I have no idea why my username is VT_Warthog.

Arkansas blew a 24-0 lead in the Belk Bowl.

Don't think so unless he's playing with 4 right now...

Let's Go...

Struggling way too much in the half court. Everything else was predictable I guess.

And Allen is back to action on the floor. Ok. Feeling more optimistic. Hope he's not hurt too badly and is good for the remainder.

#FUENTEenFUEGO
Waho's suck
Uva swallows

I thought we were the team that was good at threes....

If you don't want to recruit clowns, don't run a clown show.

"I want to punch people from UVA right in the neck." - Colin Cowherd

Was thinking the same thing. I'm hoping that means they're due to cool off in the 2nd half

Given the fact that Seth was out for a great part of that half, Zach had a quiet half, and Wisky shot very well from distance, and we're only down by 4. I'm happy. We're in a good position right now. Keep going straight at Happ and get foul 3 on him quick.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

With Allen gimpy...we're basically down to a 6-man rotation (0.5 Sy and 0.5 Allen) and only down 4. Gonna be tough with Happ coming back in the 2nd half but doable. Need to start getting better looks and play inside-out more.

They surprised me with how many 3s they'd make on us. Just an inch another way on so many shots, still in it

We are a infuriatingly bad rebounding team. I'm shocked at some of the defensive rebounds we can't grab. We almost seem surprised that we need to rebound after one of their shots.

They have 10 more possessions from rebounds (+7) and turnovers (+3). That's a guaranteed loss if we keep that up.

The doll's trying to kill me and the toaster's been laughing at me.

i told mrs. lwyr that fouls and threes are the key for us. when we're hitting threes we can beat anyone, and causing their bigs foul trouble while keeping our 'bigs' on the floor is huge for us. but the inability to rebound is a m***********g problem.

I've been drinking.

I guess if you are shocked then you haven't been paying super close attention to our rebounding this season. It's only in the last 6 games or so that we have looked at all competent rebounding against good teams. Wisky is a turrible matchup, rebounding-wise. Just something we have to overcome with 3-pointers. Need to take ~15 of those this half.

Get Angry, Bud!

i didn't say I was shocked. i said it was a problem. it is. it clearly has been.

i did also refer to our 'bigs'. not derogatorily, we don't have any size. it's been a huge problem at times.

eta: at times I don't understand message boards and threading. my bad.

I've been drinking.

I'm shocked at some of the defensive rebounds we can't grab.

Um....?

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

i'm bad at interneting. and I've been drinking.

this is clearly my bad.

I've been drinking.

No problem friend, have a leg and drink an extra one for me.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Charles Barkley is drunk right now. "Get the Ball to Happ" while he is on the bench. He definitely isn't watching this game.

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

Just turrible

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

Need to push tempo but then again we have no bench depth so we need to grind our possessions out and be effective and get good looks we also need to keep happ on the bench

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

These ref's aren't helping the game. They have overlooked goal tending, and the wiscy players in general throwing our smalls around. Heck the one play, they threw a hokie out of bounds so we didn't have a chance at a rebound.

That shit was goal tending

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

To be honest, I don't have much complaint with the refs. Yeah they've swallowed the whistle on a few calls, but they're letting the guys play and it seems to be pretty evenly called so far.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Also, the FGCU-FSU is a human highlight reel game at half. I highly suggest tuning in during commercial breaks.

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

GET SETH ALLEN A CORTISONE SHOT RIGHT MEOW

Tyrod did it Mikey!

I've lost both big toenails several times and can confirm when they get injured it is a sharp, searing pain when you step lightly. Cutting feels like your whole foot is on fire and can be quite debilitating. I know it sounds stupid but it's a real injury, I'm glad he's fighting through it.

Give em the shot

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

One of my biggest fears is getting tortured and having my toenails plucked off. In case anyone was wondering

Would you go with both kneecaps getting shot or toenails plucked off?

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

May I have Neither of Those for 1000 Alex?

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

It's unpleasant, when you injure them they eventually get so bad you just half to pull them off.

Seth Allen would play through on a bloody stump. There's no way they were keeping him out of this one.

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

That's how I felt when he got hurt.

I like buzz trying to fist bump the ref

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Man. Hearing the "Let's Go...Hokies!" chant on TV is one of the best things in life.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

I need to learn Galloway's arm routine

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Hate how the announcers have to keep reminding everyone how shocking it was that Buzz took this job.

Let's Go...

Get a god damned rebound

Alright basketball gods...

Let's Go...

Loluva karma??

That's it folks. That rim has been doing that all day, but that's the sign.

See ya next season

Ok have a good one

They're just holding us at arms length

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

I love this team and I hate Wisconsin, we gotta get hot and win this.

Slow tempo favoring the Sconscin

Let's Go...

I'm sad Allen hurt his foot so early in the game. If we're gonna go out you want to see it in a blaze of Seth Allen glory as the best closer in the ACC.

Let's Go...

That rim has not been kind to us

That Seth Allen drive looked like a changeup pitch. He just kinda trotted it down there.

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

No matter the result, we must all agree to not whine and bitch about fixed rims like LOLUVA did after their defeat in the Cassell.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Not sure we have to worry about that. We are true believers in dork magic!

Where's the beef?

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"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Shit foul

Where's the beef?

Bibbs keeps doing that

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

All of his points are off of 4-pt plays

Efficient

Fully dipped!

Where's the beef?

Two 4 point plays in an NCAA tournament game. Gotta wonder what the record is!

Let's Go...

before my internet crashed I had typed out:

bibbs now has two four point plays in this game.

there are schools that go entire seasons without one*

(*this fact brought to you straight from my ass)

I've been drinking.

Right back in it!!!!

Where's the beef?

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

Love it

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

OUTLAW GETTING HOT. FEED HIM THE BALL!

WE CAN TIRE THESE SLOW, WHITE MID WESTERNERS OUT LETS GET RUNNIN AND LET THE OUTLAW FIRE AWAY.

How is Happ not getting called for moving screens? I've seen Sy called for that a bunch with far less movement. Happ looked like a pulling guard on one of his screens.

The whole "leaving them wide open for 3" thing is getting suuuuuper old.

Koenig in particular

When we double the post...there's always an open shooter. They just aren't missing anything from deep.

Yeah, I'm not sure what we're accomplishing by having Seth or J-Rob drop down to double a post player. The pass out from that is just way too easy.

i would refer you to the comment immediately above you from iwishiwasahokie

I've been drinking.

Do we want to play any perimeter D at all?

Let's Go...

Can Wisconsin miss a goddamned 3 already?

"How the ass pocket will be used, I do not know. Alls I know is, the ass pocket will be used."
- The BoD

Dont fake the funk on a nasty dunk!!!

Where's the beef?

Hahaha. Came to say the same thing

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

I wanted to yell it in my living room by myself!

Where's the beef?

Sorry, not sorry. This bourbon is really kicking in and with my wife and son already in bed, saying weird shit on TKP is my only outlet.

Where's the beef?

LOOK OUT BOYS. ZACH HAS.

THE LOOK.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

LEDUNK!!!

GET THAT MEAN MUG!!

Go Hokies, game isn't over until the fat lady has been drawn and quartered.

What the FUCK is up with wisky's 3 point shooting? I mean damn...

Proud of the boys so far! Keep it up! Go Hokies!!

Much better!! Quit leaving Koenig so wide open and let Happ miss a few shots. Keep giving up a wide open 3 to stop a 2.

Meh, Leday is starting to pick up fouls guarding him in the paint though. Gotta guard him without a double team and without fouling.

I know odds of a three are worse than a two usually but fuck it's getting annoying

VB born, class of '14, Semper Paratus

Total BS calls against Leday

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How many does he have?

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Love the fact that Seth is there every time to get his head back in the game. Tough calls

“I turned down 12 other opportunities. You know what I mean?” - Fuente

50 50 ball in the air and of course it's a foul on Leday. Bet they ruled it a shooting foul to boot.

Ding!Ding!Ding!

That's a bullshit foul call on LeDay and I think it's his fourth...

STOP LEAVING AN OPEN MAN OUTSIDE THE ARC AHHHHHHHH

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

1 senior hurt and the other riding the pine with 4 fouls. Would be an unceremonious exit. Let's Go!

Let's Go...

Terrible 4th Foul on Leday. We gotta front the post, they are eating us alive with all these paint touches!

It's a shooting foul?? He never even had the ball. Are these ACC officials?

Where is THAT foul call?!

Let's Go...

Get dunked on son!

Hey, J-Rob, you can't just fall over and throw the ball up and expect a foul.

Lescowl. Brilliant.

God it's so good.

Let's Go...

Zach LeDay will not be denied his pussy touchdowns.

Where's the beef?

WE NEED ANGRY ZACH

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Lol gif that scowl!

VB born, class of '14, Semper Paratus

These ref's are crap!!!

Def upchucking the whistle in the second half

Where's the beef?

We need more of that from Allen

Where's the beef?

Zach on that last dunk:

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Fuck that guy

Where's the beef?

Are you shitting me with that shot. Perfect friggin D.

Let's Go...

Koenig is killing us by himself.

Koenig is a good player, but he's shooting out of his mind. He has to cool off eventually.....right?

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

He really needs to start missing some. Why do we continue to have other teams players shoot career high 3's against us.

I swear I've seen Robinson run into hard screens more than anyone this season...

So maybe this will be like the Louisville game was for us, Wisco will break their team 3 point record and come up 4 points short.

Let's Go...

Wasnt koenig on the national champ team?

Where's the beef?

If you're going to call that, please call it on both ends.

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

We are getting it handed to us. That acne faced MFer is killing us single handedly from 3.

That's my problem. We get hammered going to hoop or trying to get an offensive board. We exhale on them underneath and get a foul called.

We put the K in Kwality

Softest fouls in the post I have seen all season.

Outlaw gets his face bashed in and he blocked but when Bibbs did that first half it was offensive.

Like I said, the ref's suck in this game.

Outlaw gets elbowed in the face...and called for a tricky-tack foul. Yeah that seems legit.

We put the K in Kwality

Hayes is dirty with his elbows

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

I rescind my previous statement about the refs being even. They're trash this second half.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Can anyone find in the rulebook where it says playing defense in the paint against a taller player is a foul???

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

Apparently, if VT plays defense it is a foul, period.

Especially when offensive player initiates the contact with defensive player's arms straight up? So frustrating.

Screw #24! Get on his ass!

Of course the whistle comes after the miss

They're just attacking the rim knowing they will get the foul

Where's the beef?

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

"He's a terrible free throw shooter"
*swish*
*swish*

We have to run. This slow, grinding shit isn't going to do it.

We put the K in Kwality

In order to run, we have to make them miss and get the rebound.

Ahhh Allen needs to take the shot and lean into happ!!! Would have definitely been a foul.

Where's the beef?

Looks like refs are compensating for each other now.

We can't keep exchanging free throws. It just eats clock which is all Wisconsin wants at this pojnt

Seth Allen entering Seth Allen mode.

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

I have to admit it, I expected some more three's. Thanks Allen.

Makeup call haha.

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

Absolutely. That was a charge all the way.

And he fouls out. See you.

Zach mother fucking leday!

Where's the beef?

See ya bro!

Where's the beef?

I'm glad the refs are here. I'd hate for this game to get exciting

Keep calm, Gobble on

Zach LeDay will not go quietly

LeDay and Allen doing LeDay and Allen things.

LeDay is wearing down their entire rotation by himself.

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

Double bonus the rest of the way

Guys just don't have the killer instinct to get over the hump. Frustrating

It's tough to do when your opponent is setting school 3 point records.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Takes two sides to let that happen. Koenig has made a couple legit miracle shots but too often our guys are leaving them wide open.

Yep. I feel like if we can just get this thing tied or break the bubble and get the lead back, we can pull this thing out. The badgers keep on going on a mini 4 point run to put as back at arms length. Missing free throws ain't helping either. Come on guys, pull it out please!!

Ahh, all Allen had to do was lean in and Happ was out of this game.

Where's the beef?

Fucking Koening.

Hit your FTs Leday

"A man's drive!"

Where's the beef?

Is it me or does Robinson end up on the floor more than anybody else in the NCAA?

it ain't just you

Go Hokies

He could really help his, and the Hokies, stock if he works at improving his touch around the rim and outside shot in the offseason. He's just missing that scoring ability that you really need in a modern day PG.

Let's Go...

Haven't been this stressed since 'nam

Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue.

We put the K in Kwality

So you'll be sniffing this weekend?

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

:)

We put the K in Kwality

I can't believe we're still in this. They aren't missing 3's.

It is a natural gift I posess to create friction in sensitive situations.

We got this guys make the FTs and we got this. (Hyperventilates)

VB born, class of '14, Semper Paratus

Let this sink in:

If they weren't making their threes, we would be MANHANDLING them. This isn't a typical Wisky performance.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

I've seen this story, we gotta get over the hump NOW, can't wait for the end.

Let's Go...

To be fair, we haven't seen this story in 10 years.

This team needs a rebounder, fuck

Their crappy free throw shooter has been just about perfect.

It's because the announcers are telling us how bad he is.

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

He slapped LeDays hand. Isn't that a foul?

It is a natural gift I posess to create friction in sensitive situations.

Only during possessions that wont result in a lead change.

Where's the beef?

Got some of LeHand there too ref

It almost feels like when we play Dook or UNCheat. 2 different sets of rules.

I think we got 'em right where we want 'em

Where's the beef?

Yep. Keep waiting for a Seth Allen dagger three.

Ethan Happ looks like the villain in Mr. Robot

Let's Go...

Did the villain in Mr. Robot just get his learner's permit

1 pt game. Time to give up a miracle 3 or commit a stupid TO.

We put the K in Kwality

Drop step with an elbow again but costs us three points

That's not a foul. Fuck

Fuck these refs. Leading with your elbow is a defensive foul?

Outlaw takes another elbow to the face with his arms straight up and gets called for a foul.

We put the K in Kwality

No fucking rebounding...

Get a fucking rebound!!!! We deserve to lose on these second chance points

Kinda hard to rebound when the ball barely touches the rim

Can't believe these shitty free throw shooters are making them.

Robinson's shoes are SHIT! He's been sliding all over the floor tonight.

It is a natural gift I posess to create friction in sensitive situations.

Fuck Wisconsin.

It is a natural gift I posess to create friction in sensitive situations.

Night guys, the ref's killed us more than Wiscy did.

Bullshit call on LeDay to end the game.

Damnit. Seriously the ball just bounces their way doesn't it

They got lucky bounces the whole game. It was almost freaky. I started saying "of course" when it took a weird bounce to their one guy near the basket after a deep three

Haven't caught any breaks all night

Oh well, at least we made the tournament this year.

Praising Hayes for holding JRob's back while punching the ball out.

We put the K in Kwality

Ballgame. Oh well, maybe next year

Offensive rebounds, what's new?

Let's Go...

Did you notice Hayes had his right hand in the middle of Outlaws back when he tipped it out.

These refs can all blow out a knee this week.

Yet another moving screen on Happ missed. But we can't breathe on their players without getting fouls called.

Yeah we missed our opportunities, and the referees aren't responsible for this loss. But they sucked ass tonight. Very inconsistent and terrible overall.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

That "excellent" screen where he hammered JRob, was also a moving screen.

We put the K in Kwality

Seeing it hit LeDay just kills me.

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

^This. Can't imagine what that feels like.

Not the bagman VT deserves, but the bagman VT needs right now.

Yeah man. This guy has been so all in. It just hit me in the feels for him

man fuck these refs

VB born, class of '14, Semper Paratus

In the ass with a rusty, white-hot knife.

Barbed wire is the piece of metal you were looking for

Where's the beef?

Sideways with a lunchbox

only time they wont call a foul on VT is when we were trying to foul to stop the clock

>:(

I love this team man. They have fought all season and that's what I appreciate the most.

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

So much heart, just no size down low.

Where's the beef?

Phrasing?!?!?!

PDXHokie

LeDay fouls out for jumping straight up for a rebound.

We put the K in Kwality

Heck of a game. Heck of a season. Hate it for the good guys when the result is decided before the game starts.

We seriously need to invest in size and rebounding in our future recruiting classes. Can you all imagine what this team could do with a serious post presence? No slight on LeDay. He's played his ass off and is all Hokie, but he needed some help.

Where's the beef?

Fuck Koenig and this lucky ass Wisconsin team. Allen and Leday deserve better.

:(((((((((((((((((

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Damn if we didn't go down swinging.

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

What a dick! Why call that with .6 left??

Looking forward to having some bigs that can rebound the ball next year. Will definitely miss Allen and LeDay. Thank you seniors!! Way to make the dance this year and GO HOKIES!!

Wish Buzz would have put Galloway and Donlon in at the end when it was over.

If it weren't for Koenig's bullshit shooting night we'd have won comfortably.

And whatever the crap black magic happened at the free throw line.

Not to be a dick, but if it wasn't for a couple of Outlaw's bullshit shooting nights, we probably would have lost a few more games down the stretch.

"For those who have passed, for those to come, reach for excellence."

Ty is shooting 50% on the year, so I wouldn't call it bullshit, he's a good 3pt shooter. Koenig shoots 38%, which is very good, but he only averages 14ppg. He was insanely hot and if it weren't for that (and a few lucky shots of his falling) we win comfortably. We are the better team. Scoreline doesn't show that sadly.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

So now the final score looks SO MUCH worse than reality. That's messed up for real

Proud as hell of this team.

"I mean, you know, fuck them, but good for them." -Too Druck to Funk

Oh well...at least Wisky gets to be hammered by Nova. No way the refs are going to give them the fouls they got today. Nove will beat them by 20

We put the K in Kwality

Valid point. Neither of these teams were making it past Villanova.

Where's the beef?

Ball game. So frustrating. Down 1 with 5 to play. Doesn't look that close now. Fuck!

Great season Hokies. Maybe next year we'll come into the tourney with an entire team, not just 5-6 players.

Wisconsin used all their good luck up. Villanova hopefully stomps them.

We played a hell of a game. Wisconsin was unconscious from three, and the refs decided that trying to keep an opponent from laying it up is a foul.

On a broader note basketball refs are by far the worst and most inconsistent out of all major sports.

Yes,that's the Hokie Bird riding a camel. Why'd you ask?

No doubt basketball refs are the worst. Basketball has the most subjective calls in sports and they can pretty much call or not call fouls as they please. I know a lot of people hate baseball but one reason I'm looking forward to baseball season is because baseball umpires are significantly better than football and basketball refs.

Dadi disagrees..

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

As a non baseball basketball fan that makes me jealous. When will the ncaa learn...I guess about the time they learn about their commitment to OPPORTUNITY

NCAA for the Student athletes

Every NHL fan disagrees as well. Never seen so many missed calls/ref bias as i have jn the NHL! /s

Where's the beef?

Referees across all sports miss calls. It's human nature and you're never gonna get/see 100% of the calls right. But I'll be damned if the NCAA has the WORST officials for basketball compared to other sports. Terribly inconsistent in almost every game.

"It's a miracle in Blacksburg, TYROD DID IT MIKEY, TYROD DID IT!"

Right....you'd think as a BILLION DOLLAR brand you'd fix that

Outlaw has to be looking forward to next season when he won't have to take elbows to the face from power forwards. Hopefully anyway.

Some days it ain't meant to be Wiscy had luck tattooed to their ass tonight funny didn't think one of their players was sargeant four leaf

Directions from Blacksburg to whoville, go north till you smell it then go east until you step in it

This team was just so much fun man. I'm sad.

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

What an amazing season. What a great team!!

Proud of the team. What hurts the most is we could have had this game.

Their experience eked it out for them. They stayed discipline for the most part. And every time we had a chance to tie or take the lead we had a bad possession.

Also... these refs made it almost impossible for us to play defense in the paint.

That game fucking sucked. We brought it within one point on four different occasions and then EACH TIME immediately gave up a second chance basket off an offensive rebound. I'm going to bed with a bad taste in my mouth. That was not how I wanted to end the season. Did not play well tonight.

#confused-emoji

Virginia Tech FG pct shooting 46.9% 3 pt shooting 41.2%

we left 3 or 4 points on the floor due to freethrows but if you want to blame a poor play blame the many BS ref calls

Thank you SENIORS and thank you BUZZ for making Blacksburg HOME! I can't wait to watch what is being built here.