The Hokies play Miami at Cassell tonight at 9PM. The game is on Regional Sports Networks. I have not started these threads the last few days because I was at my annual golf retreat; 16 guys meet in Orlando and play golf from sun up to sun down for 5 days. We get tired but we have fun.
Miami is 13-12 and 5-10 in the ACC. They are 4-4 at home and 1-6 on the road in the ACC. Their wins are at Clemson and home to Pitt, VT, BC and Wake. Their losses are to #5 Louisville, #2 Duke, at #13 Louisville, at NC State, at #8 Duke, at UNC, at Pitt, NC State and at #8 Florida State. Their record is not good; but they have played a very tough schedule. The Hokies are favored by 5 tonight.
Miami is a team that can give the Hokies a lot of trouble. They have a 7 footer at center, who is very efficient around the rim. And while they don't shoot 3's well overall, they have 2 players that can light it up if we leave them open in Lykes and Wong. And Vasiljevic can also get hot from three.
They can put a team on the floor with 4 of 5 players taller than anyone on our side:
I would like to be surprised; but I really don't have a good feeling about this game. I don't see how we can handle Miller down low and still cover the shooters from outside. Maybe Lykes and Wong will have an off night and Vasiljevic will not get hot. Or alternatively, maybe Nolley will go crazy and our shooters will shoot lights out. We can hope. And they did lose to PItt, which is not a very good team.