VT vs Clemson Game Thread

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LET'S GO!!

HOKIES!!!!

uva - the taint of the ACC
XL Jockstraps 34 - Ascots 31
#15 Straight

I need a cheat sheet on who is on the roster

I kept hokiesports.com open on my phone the whole game

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

PJ HORNE FOR THREE? PJ HORNE FOR THREE!

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Nolley needs to calm down a little bit

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
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Unofficial Landers Nolley score keeper

Juices are flowing. He's long on everything. Hopefully he adjusts as the game goes on. He is the only dude getting separation right now.

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

That 2 pointer was nice

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Of things we've done
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Another one

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Of things we've done
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Another

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7 points in a row for himπŸ‘€

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Of things we've done
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I hope we can barely read this sub thread by the end of the night.

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Yes i want it to be about a inch by the end of the game πŸ˜‚

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Of things we've done
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Unofficial Landers Nolley score keeper

Another one

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Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

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This just in... he's pretty good. Fade away 1 on 3 on the fast break

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He gonna score 40 PPGπŸ˜‚

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

Unofficial Landers Nolley score keeper

Another one πŸ˜‚

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

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God damn he's on it now

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

And another one

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

Unofficial Landers Nolley score keeper

And another one

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

Unofficial Landers Nolley score keeper

Hey. Hey guys guess what? Another one!

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

Unofficial Landers Nolley score keeper

20

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Of things we've done
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23!

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

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Big dawg with 26!

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Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

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28 now

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

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Big 30

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

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This is going to be a really tough year.

It might be, but we are only 4 minutes into the season... jeeze man

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

Lol I heard the announcers say that we will need Bede to be one of our top scorers to win this year

As we take our first lead...

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Just go in with low expectations realizing this is an extremely young and shallow team with a brand new head coach. If they do well, you will be pleasantly surprised!

This aged well.

Looks like Nahiem Alleyene is playing

And stroking

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Alleyene on fireπŸ˜ƒ

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Of things we've done
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11-2 run after the 16:00 timeout. Settling in for now...

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Surprised we haven't seen Jalen Cone yet

Surprised we havent seen Jalen Cone yet

Drink!

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Any else's audio seem off?

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Yea man, fuzzy and lower for sure than the commercials.

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

Streaming via ESPN app and the quality is butts. Also the pbp guy sounds like he's way too close to his microphone and needs a pop screen or something

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

"Unable to qualify academically"

More like: "Screwed over by the NCAA"

Is it basketball season yet?

I'm irrationally angry that they said that

can't believe they'd Slander Nolley like that!

"Why gobble gobble chumps asks such good questions, I will never know." - TheFifthFuller

Slanders Nolley

Using /s is for cowards.

I see we're not as good in transition as past teams were.

uva - the taint of the ACC
XL Jockstraps 34 - Ascots 31
#15 Straight

Landers is a stud. Going to score a lot of points this year.

Pass the ball to Tucker Nolley!!

Cone

uva - the taint of the ACC
XL Jockstraps 34 - Ascots 31
#15 Straight

Does this game look like it's being streamed on tech from the early 90s to anyone else? Or just me

I can't see numbers. I feel like I did before I found out I needed glasses when I was 10

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

The Spectrum commercials are crystal clear though. All 12 of them in a row

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Buh Gawd. That's Jalen Cone's music!

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

I have zero expectations for this season, I'm just along for the ride. But I'm already getting excited about how things might look in three or four years!

Is it basketball season yet?

So Nolley would've made an impact last year

He also might have declared for the draft. Maybe it all worked out for the better?

I'm just here to sling some legs

2 ticky tack fouls on Bede...can't say I missed ACC basketball refs

With Clarke and Nolley last year, we win the Natty Chip. Change my mind.

Let's Go...

KbJ probably would have fouled out in the first half of the championship /s. Woulda been fun to watch

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

We definitely have the talent to which makes me so very sad

Thinking same and kind of pissed about it

'Its easy to grin, when your ship comes in, and you've got the stock market beat,
but the man worthwhile, is the man who can smile, when his shorts are too tight in the seat'

entertaining first half. both teams equal.

Go Hokies

So this is the lowest my blood pressure has been for a close ACC game in years. YEARS.

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Young squad, new coach, low expectations but just enough talent to be competitive. Love it.

Let's Go...

How ya feeling now??

Just gonna say this Nolley is a dawg

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

Unofficial Landers Nolley score keeper

A big dawg?

I just sit on my couch and b*tch. - HokieChemE2016

He's a bigger dawg then roman reignsπŸ˜‚

Tales told of battles won
Of things we've done
Caligula would grin

Unofficial Landers Nolley score keeper

So Nolley, he good right?

Pisses me off the NCAA screwed him last season

Horne got too hyped for his own dunk haha

edit - this was supposed to be a separate comment in the thread, not a reply

Well, we haven't made progress at the Free Throw line.

Is it basketball season yet?

I keep thinking these announcers will start giving Nolley some props... still waiting.

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

Is Wilkins gonna be our next player that is ALWAYS in foul trouble?

Hey, did you guys know Clemson won the gold medal at the World University Games?

No, where did you hear that?

Is it basketball season yet?

Do you know Willis and Hazelton are roommates?

We put the K in Kwality

Fun fact, Jarrett Boykin wears 4XL gloves

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

"Marcus Vick is right handed, whereas his brother, Mike, is left handed."

I found TKP after two rails from TOTS then walking back to my apartment and re-watching the 2012 Sugar Bowl. I woke up the next day with this username.

Color guy: career night for Nolley.

No kidding - it's his first game!!!

Man it's a tragedy we didn't have Nolley playing on last year's squad.

#NCAA

We put the K in Kwality

Love Alleyne as a 3 and D energy guy

Let's Go...

Crazy thing is that if we were taking better care of the ball right now we could probably have a solid lead.

I'm not sure exactly what our offensive identity will be this season with this personnel, but I feel like this will be an enjoyable team to watch this year.

I know he's a freshman but Cattoor doesn't look ready. Hopefully Alleyne eats his minutes. Pretty slow on D but I understand his attraction is spot up shooting.

Let's Go...

Sketchy D and hasn't been able to get any space for a good shot attempt. Wouldn't be surprised if Cone replaces him as the starter at some point in the season.

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

Zone killer... he's playing this year for a reason. I agree though, he looks slow tonight. But I bet he has a big night vs Syracuse.

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

With Nolley we were possibly a Final Four team last year

Could have seriously challenged UVa for it all

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

He's exactly what we were missing. longer more scoring focused NAW

Let's Go...

I really like the defensive movement as a team. Pretty good job helping and not losing people in the shuffle. That being said, someone else is gonna have to step up as a go to scorer (besides Nolley). I think the potential is there with a few and hopefully they gain confidence as we go. Side note: Horne's shot is painful to watch. Let's Go!

If we made our free throws we'd be up also. shooting 28.6%

Nothing against the guy and hope he has a great year, but I think Blackshear and Nolley could've at least got us on the bubble for the NCAA this year

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

Yeah, I definitely agree with you, but Blackshear made the right call for himself. He is the preseason POY in the SEC. He's gonna be the primary scorer on what looks like a top ten team.

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

He's got 18 pts on 7-9 shooting, 7 rebs, 3 assists and 2 steals with 10 left in UFs opener. Pretty solid night Id say.

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

Sigh

"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

If thats not a late whistle i dont know what is... my goodness

I think his shirt is restricting blood flow to his brain

Fuck completely forgot the game is tonight. Been out doing yard work.

yardwork? It gets dark at 3 in the afternoon now

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.

Around 530 or so. I was getting as much done as I could yesterday so I didn't have much left to do today. Lol

"Wasaba Bede"

Who dat?

Is it basketball season yet?

He just said wasaba bede.

Close...

Drinking...

Announcer just said WASABBA Bede

Wasaba Bede in the house, apparently

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Maybe I'm just used to the NBA but how was that not AND 1?

Let's Go...

Don't think college has the same continuation rules as the NBA

Because "no neck" said it happened before the shooting motion.

...and he's blind from poor circulation in his head.

We put the K in Kwality

Hey they won a gold metal at the world games. You think they would've mentioned that.

We put the K in Kwality

That article on TKP last year comparing Nolley to KD. Man his game really does look very similar.

Let's Go...

Props ... damn.

"What are you going to do, stab me? - Quote from Man Stabbed

Bede's giving up quite a few shots deep in the lane. Need him to take those this year. Good or bad he needs to be a scorer.

I just don't understand why Bede doesn't at least attempt to finish at the rim. Jumps and looks to pass so much it's frustrating.

He's like Ben Simmons, just that he's afraid to take all shots instead of those beyond 3 feet from the rim

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Doesn't seem like we have anyone who can create their own shot. Blackshear and Clarke would've made this team pretty spooky but I'm cool with a developmental year. Little confused about Cone's playing time also

How was that a charge?! Not only was the defender moving but it wasn't even enough contact to even call any foul.

Using /s is for cowards.

You expect someone with the experience of Bede to not mentally melt down against the press like that

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Nah he is like that, always rushing

If you want level-headed opinions, don't go on a message board or sports forums

That made up for it!

Wow

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

WTF did Wilkins do there?

It's called standing.

We put the K in Kwality

Wilkins is moving his feet, has his hands up... Not sure about that one.

Is it basketball season yet?

ACC refs in mid season form tonight...

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Annoucers: "It feels like January"

ACC road refs...gotta love em...c'mon didn't we get dicked enough at ND

ACC refs can eat shit. Just some terrible calls

Bede to Horne for the answer!

Coach MY needs to work on that full court press break ALOT

Is it basketball season yet?

First things first, not all 5 players need to be on one end of the court. Holy hell fellas moooovvveeee.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

They didn't handle it too poorly but Bede, Nolley and Alleyne to an extent are the only players I would trust. Cattorr just feels like a turnover waiting to happen.

Let's Go...

Nolley made a freshman mistake not pulling that ball out up 4 for a minute and half left.

Also, gotta get Cattorr out with the press on.

Let's Go...

For the record, this broadcast is just bad. The audio keeps fluctuating in and out, which is probably ok given these announcers

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Dearly beloved, another year has passed and I still have not a single damn clue as to what a foul in the game of basketball is. Perhaps this is the year it finally clicks, though I am not holding my breath.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Targeting

We put the K in Kwality

Shit at least I can wrap my head (no pun) around what targeting is, or should be. Fouls in basketball are the most up in the air judgement calls and everyone just sort of accepts it. I don't know...I was never good at the sport so maybe I'm just blind to anything not an "NBA Playoff foul." πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Bebe a MAN! With the 3-point block.

We put the K in Kwality

Lol Bede just teabagged them the last couple possesions

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Wasaba Back in the game.. Thank goodness

WASABA Bede with a great play!

Is it basketball season yet?

Wazzzup Bede

Wabissa "Manute Bol" Bede

The new guy Wasaba had a great block there

"I'm too drunk to taste this chicken" - Colonel Sanders via Ricky Bobby

Why do some of the jerseys have a VT below the collar and others don't. #21 (no idea who he is) didn't on that timeout

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

Sounds like our football jerseys

Yeah. But those big checks we get from Nike make up for...

Never mind.

We put the K in Kwality

Love that Klempson guy falls down and hits out player. Foul on us...for being nearby.

We put the K in Kwality

Announcer has a crush on #3. "He's a good looking player".

We put the K in Kwality

They out here making me miss KB

man it would have been dirty to see NL and KBJ working that interior together

That floor guy is fuck1n workin!

We put the K in Kwality

...all 7 students in that cute little section in the corner are leaving.

We put the K in Kwality

Top of the ACC!!! Feed me a FAM thread asap!

Gobble Till You Wobble

FAM!

CMY is undefeated!!!!!

We put the K in Kwality

Fam! It's going to be a fun year!

#wewinninganatty

That was entertaining!!!

Hokies win!

Reach for Excellence!

VT Football: It'll get after ya!

Proud Hokie since 2004.

First in the ACC

King Alum of the House Hokie, the First of His Name, Khal of the Turkey Legs, The rightful Heir to the Big Board, the Unbanned, Breaker of Trolls and Father of Gritty

FAM!!!!

MIKE YOUNGGGG
Who?
MIKE YOUNGGGGG

Hokie Club member since 2017

That's Mike Jones.

We put the K in Kwality

we're a basketball school!

#bassfishingschool #basketballschool

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

FAM!

I'm happier when we win.

We put the K in Kwality

The game was fun to watch but between the announcers and the refs it was awful. By the end of the game the I was begging for a win just so the announcers would have Sandy vaginas and to overcome the refs because some of those fouls were fucking ridiculous. That win is extra sweet.

Yes baby! ACC road win!! 1st win of many more to come for CMY!!!

β€œI'm addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter”~steven wright

keys to victory...
over 70% from free throw line - we were 70%
10 or fewer turnovers - oops, we had 13
out rebound opponent - we did, 44-36
shoot over 30% from 3 - shot 33.3%
LANDERS NOLLEY II

1-0 in ACC!
need to work on turnovers
need to work on breaking press
need to find a couple more scorers

won an ACC road game - go celebrate - get back to work tomorrow - see you Friday!

Go Hokies

Anyone else terrified about what happens when Nolley has an off game?

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YES! need somebody to step up!

Go Hokies

I'm just afraid the NCAA will suspend him for suspiciously high scoring in his first game................

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It's so much easier to listen to the post game radio interview from young rather than Williams. No weird delayed responses that don't answer the questions. πŸ‘‹πŸ‘‹πŸ‘πŸ‘

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You could just see the pain on Burnop's face sometimes

"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

Only painful part of this is the What Ifs on Nolley not playing last year. Clutch as a team defensively and 12 for 12 at the line to close the game. Going to be interesting this year. Need someone other then Bede and Alleyne to be able to dribble penetrate.

And we need Bede to go to the rack and shoot it occasionally when he does penetrate. Bede shot the ball 4 times tonight (once because shot clock ran out)......we need him to penetrate and finish sometimes or it could be a long season. He played great otherwise. Not bad leading the team with 9 rebounds at 6ft.

I have a feeling as the season goes along Cone will play a lot more and he has the mentality to finish, and it will setup Bede to score from the outside where he's comfortable.

Great win! It might be a long season, but these guys should make it interesting for some teams.

we need him to penetrate and finish sometimes

Great now they have expectations and no one will be happy because it's all down hill from here. There is no way the team ends up with a winning percentage close to what they have now.

Maybe I'm missing something but I don't remenber opening a season against a conference opponent before, do I just not watch enough basketball?

the acc expanded to a 20 game conference schedule, same reason why a lot of football teams started against acc teams

We expanded the football schedule to 20 conference games too? That's gonna be tough on the players

"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

Thought it was also because of the ACC Network launch, thought it was reported that they wanted to get some conference games out in front?

@hokie_rd

They mentioned during the broadcast that it was the first time since the early 1960's that either team had opened a season with a conference game.

Well, I expect some adversity this year, but that's a hell of a start.

My expectations have now been properly reset for the season. After last night's performance, if we don't finish with with 14 ACC wins, and an elite eight appearance, I think we need to move on from Young.

s/

Now finish up them taters; I'm gonna go fondle my sweaters.