Justin Robinson, No. 10 Hokies Squeeze the Orange

Virginia Tech walloped Syracuse 78-56 and several records were broken in Cassell along the way.

[Virginia Tech Athletics]

Justin Robinson won't forget this performance for a very long time.

The point guard surfed the wave of records that swept through Blacksburg on Saturday night as No. 10 Virginia Tech beat Syracuse 78-56. Buzzketball moved to 16-3 (5-2) for the season with the win.

The senior point guard scored a career high (35), via a team record three pointers (9), all while passing Bimbo Coles for the program career assists record (548).

It was another day at the office.

Syracuse entered the game with a 5-1 conference record, poised to claim a share of first place with a win over the Hokies. Virginia Tech opened with its backs to the wall. A 21-point Big Monday drubbing by North Carolina, injury to big PJ Horne, and blowout from their in-state rival put the Hokies there. It's difficult to claim that a January game was a must win game for a top-10 team, but it sure felt like it.

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