MBB vs Wake Forest

The Hokies play Wake Forest at Wake Forest tonight at 9PM. The game is on ACCN. Wake is 8-7 overall, 1-4 ACC; 4-2 home overall, 0-2 home ACC. 4 of their 7 losses are to ranked teams and a fifth team is receiving votes. Two of their ACC losses are to ranked teams; their one ACC win was a close win at Pittsburgh.

Wake is an older and taller team than the Hokies. Most of the time, the two tallest players on the court will be playing for Wake. And if Nolley is not on the floor, the four tallest player on the court could be Demon Deacons. It would really be helpful tonight if Ojiako could play significant minutes.

Wake shoots 44% overall and 39% from 3. About 25% of their shots are from beyond the arc; they make about 6 threes per game. In spite of their height, they are only outrebounding their opponents by 0.4 rebounds per game.
They play a lot of players; 10 players are averaging over 10 minutes per game. Wake is near the top of the league in FT's per game averaging 17 made and 22 attempted per game. They have made more FT's than we have attempted. Will be an interesting match up between the team that commits very few fouls per game and the team that shoots the most foul shots per game. If we can keep from fouling and keep them off the line, that would have a big impact on their offense, 17 of the 70 pts/game are from FTs. They are also a team that commits a lot of fouls. Four players average 3 or more fouls per game; and they have had four players foul out of an ACC game. They average 10 assists and 17 TO per game.

Stats for the stats guys:

Looking at the records might lead you to believe this will be an easy win; but this is an away game against an ACC team. Wake was the only team picked to finish below the Hokies this year; but this is a game to be very cautious about. Wake has played a much tougher schedule than the Hokies and have more experience and more height than the Hokies. It will be interesting to see what kind of defense CMY brings out for this game. Wake has a 7 footer inside and has a couple of guys who can make 3s. Childress is their primary threat from 3; but everyone on the team except Massoud has scored from 3. As CMY says, if we shoot well from 3, we win. We should be the quicker team. Hopefully, we can keep Wake off balance on defense. If Nolley has another good game and at least one other player shoots well, this should be a win. If Nolley is not shart, someone else (Radford?, Cone?) is going to have to step up in a big way.

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LET'S GO....

HOKIES!!!!

Born in Charlottesville, Reborn in Blacksburg

HOKIES!!

Hokies!!!!!

"Don't go to, go through"

A school with Baptist roots call themselves the Demon Deacons. Doesn't make sense. We win tonight.

JP

So in this scenario you think the mascot that makes the most sense with their perspective school roots wins the basketball game? I don't know if you picked the right team to win...

Having grown up Baptist, I can assure you that the name "Demon" Deacons fits quite well.

Is it basketball season yet?

Wake Forrest is bigger and they have a good veteran PG whose dad is a hometown hero...
That being said, who cares? CMY doesn't that's who!

Prediction: VT pulls so far ahead that one of the walk-on players purposely misses two foul shots so that everyone in the stands can get a free chick-fil-a sandwich. After the game, VTMO is filmed digging through trash for ticket stubs that were thrown out so he can have a sandwich party later.

I'll be at the game tonight!

Tickets for $1 on Game time etc. if anyone in else in the Triad was thinking of going.

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

Im in there too, about 13 rows behind Tech bench

I'll be there, but didn't get my tickets for $1... :(

1-0 every road game I've been too

Clemson up 9 on Duke in the second half.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Watching other games right now. The ACC is WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDE open this year.

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Yay for basketball... football is giving me ulcers.

I love it when i can watch the game on my ESPN app... especially in bed for 9pm games

Hokie Club member since 2017

Except I was distracted each of the first 8 Hokie points with no way to rewind.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Yeah i could use a rewind feature too

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Wait, Clemson beat Duke?

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

Right after knocking off UNC at UNC for the first time ever. We might have faced Clemson at a good time.

2 minute TV timeout in the middle of a 5 minute overtime is a bit excessive to me.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Getting homered by the refs. Seven already. Wake is very good at acting fouled.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

"Mr. Instant Offense"

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

I like the way Mike Young coaches courtside. Dude is coaching his lungs out already at the youngsters

Hokie Club member since 2017

Why are we losing

Throw that Bob Marley wannabe motherfucker outta here. Maynard James Keenan. 1991

7-0 post player playing out of his mind has something to do with it.

6 fouls on our 3 PFs has the rest to do with it.

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5-15 from 3 doesn't help.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

They have more points than we do

"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

Their 7-0 C tried a 3 that was rebounded by our 6-1 guard

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time for landers to go off... get those free throws and get comfortable

Hokie Club member since 2017

Nolley surpassing his season average in 1st half.

Edit: thought they flashed he had 18 earlier

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Branden Johnson #24 getting some run

edit: just realized that Horne has 2 fouls and Ojiako has 3 fouls... That would explain why Johnson is getting his first significant playing time.

Not doing too bad either

He had a good hustle play on the deck to get a ball that was going out of bounds. Don't know if it was a bucket on our end, but it wasn't a bucket on theirs,

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White, who is 4 for 17 from three in ACC play is 4 for 5 in the first half. They are shooting 50% from three. Hopefully they return to normal in the second half and we can pull away.

Doesn't matter if it's cake or pie as long as it's chocolate.

Is there a shot Jalen cone doesn't like man he's on fire

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

OH MY RADFORD WITH THE POSTER ON A 7 FOOTER GET OUT OF HERE

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

INJECT THAT DUNK INTO MY VIENS!!!

Throw that Bob Marley wannabe motherfucker outta here. Maynard James Keenan. 1991

GAHT DAYUM RADFORD

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OH MAH SWEET JEEBUS RADFORD THAT MAN HAS A FAMILY

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

That's no Baton Rouge Kid....He's a MAN

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This team is feisty!! And how tall is Radford?! He was FLY-ING!!!

He's 3-xl

Chick Patty w/ Cheese

Radford just murdered a man.

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.

Flipping back and forth between the game, the Fuente thread and Planet Earth: Yellowstone.

I miss summer and the American West is fucking awesome.

You will see this game, this upset and this sign next on ESPN Sportscenter. Virginia Tech 31 Miami 7

Radford is a beast! This team has potential to be dangerous next year

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

This team has the potential to be dangerous now

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

After further review...I agree

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

Double-Double for Radford, punctuated by centricide.

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It's saved for the most special athletes, but I think he's earned it:

TYRECE MOTHER FUCKING RADFORD.

Nastiest play I've seen since Deron made tea!

Just turned on the game and they showed that dunk from Radford.

Radford is my new favorite Hokie!! That was Deron Washington-esque! 😱

I don't know what a Hokie is, but God is one of them!

The only thing matching the fire of that dunk was the ice-cold staredown from Radford.

🔥❄️

Click here to destroy wall.

Good thing this is a late game and there were no children watching Tyrece Radford murder a man ON LIVE TV!

Outside it's night time, but inside it's LeDay

Hello 911. I would like to report a murder

Throw that Bob Marley wannabe motherfucker outta here. Maynard James Keenan. 1991

How Danny Manning still has a job in beyond me?

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

These are by far the poorest officials I've ever seen. Absolutely atrocious. Contact that has not been a foul all year is a foul in this game. What a bunch of clowns

'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'

Trying to get us free Chick-fil-A if tech misses two free throws in a row. They had to get us in the double bonus 😂

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

Is that why Bede missed two in a row? Helping out the thin crowd?

Good to see Alleyne putting some shots in.

Damn Ojiako

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

I'm sorry...player of the game is the guy who posterized a guy a foot taller than him

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

Radford had 1 out of every 5 rebounds tonight for both teams.

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

20% of rebounds, 20 points which is a career high. Good night, Radford!! And great defense, too.

Led the team in minutes and steals too

edit: and points

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FAM!!! I WANT THAT DUNK ON GIFTORY

Never Forget #1 Overall Seed UVA 54, #64 UMBC 74

FAM!!!! Let's Go!!!

Hokies!

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

After having already been up late last night , all that stoppage time was brutal. Whiplash from nodding off. Good game otherwise.

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-What we do is, if we need that extra push, you know what we do? -Put it up to fully dipped? -Fully dipped. Exactly. It's dork magic.

Saw Trey Turner and Hendon Hooker. No chicken sandwiches though.

Woo, good game guys. Way to cause turn overs. But that game was to close for comfort. Need to hit out free throws.

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