MBB vs UNC

The men play UNC at home today. Game is on ACCN. Traveling and hotel wifi is down. Posting from my phone; so this is all you get today.

WiFi works in the lobby. Here are the usual tables. Don't have time for much more; 8 hour drive with the dog and cat in the car, so it will take 10 or 11 hours. Will be worth it for 6 weeks in Florida instead of Pittsburgh. I'll wave toward Fireman as we pass Jacksonville.

I think the key to this game is whether Cole Anthony returns. And if he does, how rusty is he?

Go Hokies!

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HOKIES!!!!!

(for the love of God, UNC has been giving out wins lately, please don't let that change tonight)

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Aye dmhbeaver,

At the bottom of your post you've got a typo on Hokies. Lol.

Fixed and added tables. Working on phone and tablet instead of computer. Easy to fat finger typos.

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

All good my dude, I appreciate everything. Just giving you the heads up

Bad news the feel like temperature is 31 right now.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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Having lunch in Jax now. Temp us 51. Much better than PA.

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

Where at? Let's see if you made a good choice.

Wet stuff on the red stuff.

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McDonalds. 2 for $5 Big Mac.

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

Hell yeah

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It doesn't matter that this might be the worst UNC team in 20 years, a win against UNC always looks good on the resume.

Go Hokies

Also a great way for a very young team to continue building confidence.

Virginia Tech Class of 2010. Former member of "330 Strong, The Spirit of Tech." I lived in Pritchard when it was all dudes.

On the flip side of that, a loss to UNC will really hurt the resume. Would be a Quad 3 loss right now.

As long as we don't give up dunks on every possession, we should have a good shot in this one. This UNC team couldn't find points on a porcupine.

Honest question, when was the last time we were favorites against UNC in basketball?

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I too wondered this and according to Odds Shark, this is the second time the Hokies have been favored, but it is largest spread.

The real key to this game is Roy is still trying to get that win to pass Dean Smith on the all-time wins list. Been knocking on that door since last year, he must be rabid for it by now.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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0-2 in his last two tries

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Rumor has it Anthony still hasn't practiced, so he's probably unlikely for tonight

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stick it in, stick it in, stick it in!

Assuming we can believe anything from UNC, that is good news for the Hokies. I just hope they still take UNC seriously and kill them. I would love an 85-53 win tonight for the good guys.

We are too young for a blowout but I think we can still pull off a 5-10 point win.

Just don't shit the bed...or our pants...

Shot In the dark here but any chance someone has a ticket they're not using tonight?
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didn't see this till this morning. Sorry.

Got a bad feeling that tonight is the night UNC turns their season around

Would love to be wrong

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

The commercial breaks of the ACCN are basically what you see at 3am on local CBS....

And that's not a compliment

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Nolley looks like his cold streak from the last game is still h....

Nevermind

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Beautiful extension on that pass from Bede to Wilkins

That was a nice play inside to Oljiako for those points. With the way we shoot from 3 if he develops into a force around the rim, man the sky is the limit for this team.

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That was a big man play by Ojiako

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I thought there was going to be an emphasis on flopping in the NCAA...

you think the NCAA is gonna enforce a rule UNC is breaking

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What the fuck is Cole Anthony chewing on

"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

my wife was asking the same thing

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Came here to say that it was fantastic watching Cole Anthony for 15 minutes...

/S

Is it basketball season yet?

ZION WATCH!!!!

We put the K in Kwality

Did the announcer just refer to Nolley as a buck? If so, that's extremely racist.

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Seems like our D is lacking again tonight. Felt like that was a big factor in our loss on Saturday too.

Boy we are just out of sorts right now. Settling for a lot of bad looks

UNC is a complete mess. We play our game this is a runaway. Need to settle down

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Getting worked inside (expected) and settling for a lot of poor outside shots so far

We're playing awful. If this was a usual UNC team this would be a blowout.

Will we score again before halftime?

yes

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I'm cool to not see anymore floaters for a bit

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This half has been about the worst case it could have been against this UNC team.

We are ice fucking cold shooting right now. Been that way since halftime against Syracuse

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Welp, coach Young just summed up how bad that half was for us pretty nicely. Him going into the locker room like that should have us ready to kick some ass in the second half.

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Great quick candid interview. CMY looks like he's about to light a fire under 'em

Lol yup.

Shot selection sucks, they aren't playing with any urgency and are getting out worked. Defensively allowing too many cuts against guys we should be defending better.

It's refreshing to see a coach call it like it is like that. They need a jolt at halftime, and I trust coach to make it happen.

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Seems like we are forcing a lot of bad shots and the few good looks we are getting aren't falling either.

Defensively we are getting worked.

UNC isn't great...but VT isn't doing anything to help the cause.

We did that thing where we don't make shots. I don't like when we do that.

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

I still don't understand how Cattoor gets the minutes he does. It's like we're playing 4 vs 5 with him in. Liability on defense, goes through the motions on offense.

We need to guard on the perimeter better to prevent the ball from ever getting inside to their bigs. Once it gets in the paint we are just too small.

Their size is affecting our offense too. Having to pull up for midrange jumpers instead of getting all the way to the rim.

Lol man we are so, so careless with the ball tonight

Literally throwing the game away

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Go edit your alarmist thread title you nerd before everyone wakes up tomorrow morning and has a heart attack about "Patterson in the portal"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

Whaaaaat? Philthy Phil is in the portal?

I don't understand the slow defensive rotation from Bede there on that last possession

Is it basketball season yet?

Too damn sloppy and playing with no energy

This is terrible

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

The last 3 halves of basketball have been terribly sloppy.

Is it basketball season yet?

....man

A loss tonight basically ends any NCAA talk. NIT becomes the goal

The NIT is terribly difficult to make these days.

Is it basketball season yet?

We should see if we can do an emergency schedule of Kansas

Nolley gets himself into poor shooting angles and situations more often than you'd like

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10 points in 8 minutes. We can't buy a basket.

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

ice. cold. Even when we go inside we can't make these short jumpers, game after game

Talent isn't there. CMY had them playing over their heads for a while, but this is who this team is.

Yes, when they're playing well it's all smoke and mirrors but when they're not playing well that is their true selves.

"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

Geee, we lost by 2 to a decent NCSU team where we just fell behind early and had a chance to tie/win but just took a bad shot at the end. The wheels aren't falling off, this is a young team, plays with a lot of heart. Calm down folks.

Ps, not intended at you, just a lot of negative folks around and it's getting to me.

Syracuse, not NCSU

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Sorry, Syracuse.....

I shall drink, but my point remains. Enjoy this team.

Seems like his Dad just made a statement off the cuff....without declaring anything definitively. Reading the article I just take it as "my kid is doing great".
Is there rumor out that his Dad says he's not coming back? I don't see anything here that states that. What the article does state is that Nolley Jr. isn't thinking about anything like that during the season.

JP

Those night hero binoculars do look pretty sweet

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I'm torn between Night Hero, Battlevision sunglasses and My Pillow.

Because of that commercial I am now looking at night vision binoculars on Amazon.

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

You and your brother, collectively, own some really weird, really cool shit.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

I'm more partial to the battle vision sunglasses, personally

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

It's hard to have a possession that isn't one and done when you literally have nobody staying back to collect a rebound.

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Here we go

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Comeback sponsored by Smithfield.

Free bacon gets us back in the game?

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

I ended up with 6 of those vouchers. BACON!!!

If I watch 4k tv with these BattleVision HD glasses, does that break reality

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Is Cassell rocking?

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And now a review of a ridiculous incidental contact kills all of the bacon momentum.

Lol awful call

Anything to get UNC that comfy lead again, I guess

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Refball mode activated as we try to get back in it... Feels just like our last game.

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

Our shooting is so bad right now. There aren't many teams we would beat with this kind of performance tonight.

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That last foul...who was that on? Horne put his hands down and didnt even contest. Neither did Bede from what I saw.

That's b-b-b-basketballll. Where the fouls are made up and the points...well, the points still matter.

Amateur superstar and idiot extraordinaire.

Yes!!! The CPAP commercial gave me ACCNET commercial BINGO!

I was told UNC's offense was bad.

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

They are

If we shot to our average this year, we'd be up 15

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Got to start hitting some shots at some point.

Is it basketball season yet?

Soooo many good looks

Edit:COOOOOOONNE

"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 swear it seems like Nolley has a bad shooting night every game I don't know how his averages are still so good

CoNe needs more touches.

We put the K in Kwality

...and he was fouled...

We put the K in Kwality

Jalen Cone has brassssss balls

Will take your word.

We put the K in Kwality

Touchรฉ.. didn't say that out loud before typing

If you had a shot of beer every time we bricked a shot tonight you'd be completely trashed by now

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Oh yeaaaaa?,?,,

We put the K in Kwality

What a twist!

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

JMFC...we can do that right?

Jalene Cone Eats Chick-Fil-A on Sundays

We put the K in Kwality

Live look at JALEN FREAKIN CONE carrying our young team...

Is it basketball season yet?

If Nolley would stop hoisting up shots for bricks early in the shot clock when he's clearly shooting cold and we could get the ball to come or alleyne on those possessions we'd be up 15

Bede pushing the ball in transition is giving the offense a JRob feel. Need to keep pushing

C'mon man

My heart rate is through the roof. Lol

I have nothing.

We can get it close but we can't buy a single bucket to tie or take the lead. The pressure has absolutely gotten to them tonight.

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If Bede finishes (a couple of possessions ago) when he was under the basket instead of kicking it out, things would be different right here.

Is it basketball season yet?

Why did we use that much of the shot clock on our last offensive poss? Only left us a 6 second difference between shot and game clock.

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

We've got the Mo. Lets roll in OT!

We put the K in Kwality

...I mean...2OT. Time to roll!

We put the K in Kwality

Called it.

(I know...don't take my thunder)

We put the K in Kwality

Overtime

PJ Horne, player of the game

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

I don't think my heart is going to be able to handle OT

60-60 to start overtime. Neither team is really doing much offensively. Should be an interesting extra period

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Imagine if Blackshear had stayed.

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

Welp

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Good time for Nolley to take over this game. Cone and Horne are keeping us alive tonight.

Nolley has been completely invisible this game.

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Still has 16

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Almost all from free throws.

Every one of them mattered.

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I saw that

VB born, class of '14

So I missed it why isn't Radford playing tonight?

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he played a fair bit in the first half. I think CMY rolled with 2 shooters to complement Bede in the back court during the 2nd half to try and find some points. We got a lot of Cone+Alleyne instead of Radford+Alleyne. UNC's height advantage was really cramping Radfords drive-the-lane game .. at least until the end of 2OT..

Good grief we cannot continue to rely on Cone. Someone else has to step up and score if we are going to escape with a win.

Just like football?

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

6OT victory confirmed

"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

So how many total overtimes are we gonna have with UNC in football/basketball this year? Hopefully we blow these fools out in wrestling later this week.

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

O/U 12?

We put the K in Kwality

Apparently we are going to multiple OTs against this school in everything this year

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The Hokies are led in rebounds by...checks notes....Cone

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Not surprising, they are completely bailing on the offensive glass. Most defensive rebounds we are getting are off long rebounds, which would lend itself to Cone or Bede getting a bulk

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Don't worry fam, I like us in the 6th OT

Everybody would be fouled out by then๐Ÿ˜‚

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Time for nolley to play tough again

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I can't believe they gave UNC the timeout with Bede's hand on the ball. They call a jump ball there 99% of the time.

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

UNC is just begging us to take the lead in this

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I can't wait for the summary of this one. Following on an app and it seems like a real clunker, both teams refusing to pull away.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

Seasonal Brew means High ABV for football season and standard the rest of the year.

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VB born, class of '14

RADFORD!

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RADFORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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FAM

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Yay!

"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 love this team.

What a gutsy win. And I say that because we played pretty bad and yet found a way

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yup.. turnovers, missing open shots, getting scored on constantly by PF's in the paint.. yet somehow they kept scrapping and scrapping and CMY kept tweaking the game plan and they went out there and executed and stayed alive until they pulled out the win.. amazing effort

Fam!!

TYRECE MOTHA FUCKIN RADFORD LADIES AND GENTLEMEN

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

Fuck the portal! THIS BBALL IS FUN TO WATCH, GO TECH GO!!

Not tonight Roy!

Glad to see our boys were able to confess back and win the games they should.

Whatever. It was one bad year.

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So many times it seemed like we'd pull within 1 or tie, and just could not take the lead.

Gladly take the lucky win tonight.

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

That was one of those games that wasn't going to finish until we had the lead at the end.

Breaks my heart to see UNC that bad

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Fun fact - first.time ever UNC loses 6 consecutive ACC games. Roy stuck at 879 tied with Dean Smith. I'm not sad about either

I had tickets to tonight's game but had to miss it due to my grandmother being put into hospice. I of course dvr'd the game and cut off my phone and caught up live with about 5 minutes left to turn my phone back on. I know it's not a good UNC team but even with their best dudes out with injuries they are still stacked with high recruits and have much MUCH more size than us. I needed that tonight and couldn't be more proud of what CMY has done with this team. Cone is just ridiculous, nolley is nolley, radford is
the teams heartbeat, Horne has done so much to improve himself, alleyene can be clutch...bede is turning into a floor general...just what a huge win in a must win if we wanna dance. Just after the last few days this game gave me a relief from everyday life as this season is turning into something special. Love the key play and glad i joined...let's go!!!!

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Hokie hug. Glad the team could give you a couple minutes of joy during a tough time.

This is the first game I've had a chance to watch since Week 1. We weren't doing so hot and I turned it off when we were down 12 in the second half. So ya'll can blame me for the poor performance while I was watching and the turnaround once I turned it off. :)