MBB vs Duke at Duke

The Hokies play Duke at Cameron Indoor today at 8PM. The game is on ESPN2. We lost to Duke on Dec 6 by a score of 63-77. I don't see this game going much better. Duke is 22-4 and 12-3 in conference. They lost to Stephen F. Austin in overtime at home(?? how did that happen?), at Clemson(I don't understand that one either), to Louisville at home(at least this one is reasonable) and at NC State in their last game.

Duke will be taller than the Hokies; but they are as young as we are, starting 4 freshman and a sophomore. They have 10 players getting at least 12 min/game.

Their 6'10" center leads the team in scoring at 17 pts/gm. Ojiako is going to have to play a lot of minutes and play very well if we are going to slow Carey down at all. Duke is an aggressive defensive team with 4 players averaging nearly a block per game. They also have the best 3 pt defense in the league allowing only 27.6% from three. Their offense averages 48.5% overall and 35.4% from three. Four players with significant minutes average over 50% shooting overall.

If we are to have any chance in this game, Nolley has to shoot much better than he has been, Radford has to stay hot and the guards will have to make a lot of threes. And Ojiako has to stay on the floor.

Go Hokies!

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HOKIES!

Tyrod did it Mikey, Tyrod did it!!

Can someone let the refs in LSU vs South Carolina to quit calling fouls

Not a great start

"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

Of course our opponent is going to have a record night from three

Is coronavirus over yet?

As is tradition

"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

It's kind of a rule

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

Let Nolley sit a while dude. It hurts to watch now

Anyone else's broadcast real glitchy?

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

Hey...we're keeping it within 9!

We put the K in Kwality

You must be behind...

Is coronavirus over yet?

It was at the time.

...but it didn't age well.

We put the K in Kwality

Our shot selection is...suboptimal.

Duke is bumping our guys like crazy and no foul

Everybody talking about Nolley... Bede has been an achilles hell for this team for quite a while now.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Not sure whether to blame Duke correcting a sleepwalking last game or tech having 3OT tired legs.... oh yeah it's probably just because there is also a huge talent disparity

Hokie Club member since 2017

Also breathing on duke is a foul.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

that too

Hokie Club member since 2017

Duke coming home off a big upset and we are struggling. Bad combination. Confident better days ahead! Bede seems like a great kid but can't have a PG that can't shoot

Watching this is getting to be like going to the dentist........60 years ago.

Yep, root canal worthy.

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

I'm not sure which is worse, this game or 'Zombies 2' on the Disney channel my daughters are watching lol

"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 was at Cameron Indoor in 2004 when Duke ran us out of the gym and Seth Greenberg got ejected after the foul count got to 30-0 (or something like that). It looked a whole lot like this. The difference is that this team is much younger and much more talented. I do think we take a fairly significant step up next season with all the experience the guys are gaining and with the players who will be eligible.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Yeah I agree. We're definitely taking our lumps this season but I'm amped to see how Coach Young builds the program. We'll be back in the big dance sooner than later

"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

Oh for sure. At this point in the season it's house money. We've already achieved more than we should have early. We've got a kid shooting over 50% from outside that should still be in high school. Mike will have this team borderline, if not safely in, next year.

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So the officials or simply going to blow the whistle on every Duke possession?? Not only are we not competing, the officials have decided they want to stay out late tonight watching Duke shoot free throws.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Duke 28FTs; VT 6FTs. About 5 to 1. That's about right.

Go Hokies!!

A true #goacc masterclass

Related: Fuck this conference. I want to go to the SEC.

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Final count 31 to 7, in a game where we are already getting blitzed and we didn't foul on purpose at any point. I guess ACC basketball refs have a Duke habit they can't break no matter what.

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

Number 30 for BYU looks like he's about 35 years old

"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

Just like football. 👏 - 👏 - 👏 👏 👏

...aw crap....

We put the K in Kwality

When you realize the basketball team kept it closer than the football team...smh

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But think if all the money we are saving by using the same excuses! /s

We put the K in Kwality

Sounds like this really was against "Duke at Duke".

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