Hokies Hoops: Radford at Virginia Tech Noon 11/25/20 ACCNX

Just wanted to put this out early so people can plan around it. This game is at noon next Wednesday. I will be back to doing my opponent write up here, and will add that closer to game time. As much as our roster has turned over, Radford has seen as much or more then the Hokies.

HOKIES HOOPS CENTRAL: RADFORD (0-0) AT VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES (0-0) 12PM ACC NETWORK EXTRA

GAME INFORMATION
Date/Time: Nov 25 2020 12 PM
Opponent: Radford
Site: Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, VA
Radio: Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network
Talent: Jon Laaser and Mike Burnop
TV: ACCN
Talent:
Live Stats: HokieSports.com

Two Rosters in Transition

Couch Mike Young takes on Radford to start their season but will do so with a completely overhauled roster. They will also play to an empty arena as no outside fans will be permitted in Cassell this season. The Hokies bring in three graduate transfers in Justyn Mutts, Cordell Pemsl, and Cartier Diarra. All three will be a major factor in how this season plays out. Young also brought in four freshmen in Joe Bamisile, Darius Maddox, David N'Guessan, and Gill Williamson. They should all play this season since it doesn't count towards eligibility but most will probably be limited in their impact barring injury or major jumps forward. Bamisile would be my frontrunner of the four to have immediate impact.

This will be the eleventh meeting between the Hokies and Highlanders. Virginia Tech leads the all-time series 8-2. This is the first game of the season for either team.

The Highlanders are coached by Mike Jones, who has been at Radford since 2011. The Highlanders are 159-138 under Jones. The Highlanders have reached the post season four of his nine seasons and would have made it last year as well. He has guided them to two NCAA appearances and two CBI appearances. They have won 21 or more games in the last three seasons. This is his only stint as a head coach, but spent 21 years as an assistant at VCU, UGA, WVU, Richmond, Furman, Howard, and high school powerhouse Sidwell Friends School. Coach Jones is a heavy follower of Shaka Smart's coaching tendencies in regards to up tempo pace on both ends of the floor but this season with so many new faces may be forced to adjust his style.

Coach Jones has even more turnover on his roster then Coach Young this season, seeing five seniors graduate and Carlik Jones, Leroy Butts IV and Cle'von Greene transfer out of the program. Those eight players represented 58.5 of their 71.9 points per game. Their leading returning scorer averaged 3.1 points per game last year.
Defensively, the Highlanders have historically been a high pressure defense that utilizes the entire court to slow offensive possessions. Jones coaches his teams to be especially aggressive around the mid court line to create turnovers and usually play strictly in a man to man defense in the half court but may need to use much more 2-3 zone defense this season due to roster turnover.

Offensively, Coach Jones puts an emphasis on rebounding on both ends of the court to create offensive possessions. They also seem to utilize the Dribble Drive Motion Offense, although I am pulling that from watching video as I wasn't able to find anything directly attributed to the coach. The premise of this offense is to get your guards consistently driving the ball into the lane to create spacing and open shooters if the primary drive doesn't lead to a shot. The Hokies will need to ensure they protect the paint but are able to defend their assigned shooter.

The loss of Carlik Jones this season as a grad transfer to Louisville will greatly impact the Highlanders. He averaged 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists a game last year. The Hokies will get to see him twice this season unfortunately.

Predicting who will be on the court for Radford will be difficult but this is what I anticipate.

Highlanders Backcourt


Fah'mir Ali – 6'3, 180 lbs - Point Guard, Freshman Averaged 19 PPG and 7 APG last season at Beckley Prep, seems to have good vision of the court and is especially good on the first step of a pick and roll.


Keishon Porter- 6'4, 190 lbs – Guard, Freshman, averaged approximately 20 PPG in high school.


Josiah Jeffers – 6'1, 170 lbs – Guard, Junior, averaged 2.1 PPG, 1 APG and 1 RPG in 7 MPG over 26 contests. All of the guards ahead of him left the program so early on I imagine he plays a big role if only for familiarity with the system. Performance will determine if that continues.


Dante Moses – 6'4, 180 lbs – Shooting Guard, Junior college transfer from Palm Beach State College. Averaged 13.7 PPG, 5.0 RPG, and 2.1 APG but the question will be how it translates to a D-I school. He likely fills in to the 2-3 spot on the floor.


Quinton Morton-Robertson, 5'8, 165 lbs – Guard, Sophomore is another player that will likely get early minutes just for being in the system. He played in 19 contests last year, getting on the floor for about 6 minutes a game.

Highlanders Frontcourt


Jamal Burke - 6'11, 225 lbs – Center, Junior college transfer from Georgia Highlands University. He averaged 8.3 PPG, 8.3 RPG, and shot 55% from the floor last season.


Lewis Djonkam – 6'9, 225 lbs – Center, Junior, Averaged 2.8 PPG and 2.3 RPG over 29 games where he started 5 contests. He averaged 13 minutes per contest and will likely see his role increase this season. Previously he played at VCU.


Shaquan Jules - 6'7, 220 lbs - Forward, transfer from Division II USC-Aiken He averaged 11.5 points and 5.4 rebounds last season and appears to be a bruiser down low.


Chyree Walker - 6'5, 200 lbs - Forward, averaged 3.1 PPG and 2.9 RPG in 22 games of action. Walker was Justyn Mutts teammate at Delaware before transferring to Radford. Will be fun to see them square off against each other. Hopefully Mutts puts this look on his face.

What to expect from Radford?

As a team the Highlanders shot 36% from outside on almost 18 attempts per game, which was about a third of their shots overall. I expect this season that number will be higher as Coach Jones is essentially in the position Couch Young was in last year.

Shots from the foul line are a key component for the Highlanders. Radford averaged 12 made free throws per game or about 16% of their total scoring last year and driving inside is typically a major component of their offense

The flip side though is that the Highlanders allowed 19 attempts per game, and that number could be higher this season with all the new pieces.

The Highlanders will look to expose weaknesses in the lane. Don't be surprised to see quite a few alley oops or high lobs over the top to a big under the basket for an easy score after initial dribble drive penetration by a guard.

The Hokies

The Hokies should come out trying to speed up the tempo of this game to create open looks and mismatches down low. Radford allowed 66 points per game but almost 76 points in their OOC last year and have significantly less talent this season.

The Hokies likely already know who works well together in certain situations so this is likely more a situation where the rest of the world gets in on the secrets. Expect Diarra to get a large number of early touches to get his game going. Radford versus Radford should also be fun to watch.

The Hokies will not find the size challenge from Radford that most ACC teams pose and for the first time in 15 years have a roster with significant size. The height differential creates opportunities for Coach Young to utilize different approaches to a game plan other than Chuck it up and Hope.

Expect Radford to have to utilize zone defense most of the contest to account for all the change in their roster. If that's the case, the Hokies will have to find holes in the zone and they have to be able to penetrate the zone on the dribble to create gaps or they will play directly into the Highlanders game plan. Having more than one "big" also changes the complexion of the Hokies attack now that opponents are not able to just focus on the perimeter, considering Big John's offensive challenges combined with Nolley's poor shooting.

Tech needs to drive inside to get create offense either by basket or the foul line. Controlled drives right at Burke, as getting him in early foul trouble likely alters the Highlanders game plan significantly. Early foul trouble could give the Hokies a window to work up a significant early lead.

The Hokies defensively need to prevent interior passing and also disrupt dribble penetration from the Radford guards. They need to be aware of quite a few back door follow up drives by Radford shooters as well as their bigs trailing guards down the lane for backside dunks or layups.

The new Hokies


Cartier Diarra, 6'4, 185 lbs, Guard - Grad Transfer from Kansas State, averaged 13.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists last season. Has a great first step to beat people off the drive.


Joe Bamisile 6'4, 195 lbs, Guard - 64th ranked freshman, missed his entire senior season recovering from a knee injury but averaged 28.7 points his Junior year. He is an elite scorer so is the most likely of the four freshmen to have a big impact this season.


David N'Guessan- 6'9, 205 lbs, freshman Forward, 3 star out of Mt Zion prep, Think Kerry Blackshear with a lot more polish on his perimeter shooting combined with surprising ball handling from someone his size.


Gill Williamson, freshman Forward, 6'8, 195 lbs, preferred walk on that was an all state QB as well as a lacrosse player. Big chance he plays his way into a scholarship down the road but will have a tough time getting on the floor this season. Not afraid to bang down low.


Darius Maddox - 6'5, 185 lbs, 92nd ranked freshman, Guard, out of Oak Hill Academy, averaged about 15 and 10 as a senior on a loaded roster.


Justyn Mutts- 6'7, 230 lbs, redshirt junior transfer from Delaware, Forward, , had 11 double doubles in points and rebounds last year and scored double digits in 19 of 32 games.


Cordell Pemsl - 6'9, 250 lbs, graduate transfer from Iowa, Forward, - had several injuries late in his time at Iowa so it will be interesting to see what version of Pemsl we see this year. Last year he was limited to essentially a role player, contributing 2.8 pts and 3.8 rebounds in about ten minutes per game but had much better numbers as a freskmen and sophomore before an injury derailed his junior season.

In Closing

This game will be a huge learning curve for the coaches, players and fans of both teams. Talent level wise this game should not be close but Radford always seems to get up for these games.

This game will be about executing the fundamentals of basketball and seeing what works well. All games are about the fundamentals but the first few games this season are that much more important for such a changed lineup.

The foul line should be the Hokies friend and likely provides an 8 to 10 point cushion.

Look for the new Hokies Diarra, Pemsl and Mutts to put up around 50 points combined. This should overcome any issue with meshing this lineup together. Bede could go for the points assist double-double. Points would be the drag on that number. Mutts will likely pull the points rebounds double-double.

Hokies overcome some early sloppy play and win 85-71.

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Thanks for the heads up, and looking forward to your write-up, as always!

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Looking forward to it! Thank you for the time/effort you put into these write-ups in advance! Excited to see this team.

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At first i was like WTH! NOON ON A WEDNESDAY! But its day before Thanksgiving so I kinda get it. Happy to see some HokieHoops!

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Yeah, thats why I got it out early so everyone can be tuned in to the lovely ACC Network

Thanks for the heads up. It seems to have snuck up on us.

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Are we gonna do a game thread?

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This usually turns into the game thread after I post the opponent writeup

Oh yeah I forgot😂

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Its been a year since I did one of these posts so you arent the only one.

Very excited, but it's been so long I almost forgot about our precipitous fall from tourney lock to bottom third of the ACC, by losing 5 definitely winnable games in a row. My one request this year, win or lose: stop jacking threes. Nothing will convince me that didn't lose us tourney status last year. We've gotta start pounding the rock inside, and luckily this year we've got the roster to do it.

#painttouches

I think your last point explains the strategy. Mike Young had to make a winning strategy out of what he had, which was a smaller roster that could shoot the ball well. This year we should have some better size and Diarra should be able to drive the ball and either score or draw a defense to allow for open 3s or open big men layups. If we can get another player to become a threat to drive to the rack, we might have something really cooking.

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I'm expecting a ton of 3's again this year, but created off of more actions than just a bunch of double screens

Young explained that last year he didn't have the inside guys that he really wanted so they jacked a lot of three's. But this year to expect to see a lot more drives to baskets, rebounding, etc.

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Real damn glad to see you doing write ups again. It's like a little bit of sports normality in a world that needs it.

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Felt good to do it, better than the alternative

There's been concern about Jalen Cone being in a boot recently, but it looks like he's a go for Wednesday, per Jon Rothstein. Very good news for the rest of the season.

He just posted practicing Lillard distanced 3's in Cassell on IG. Unless it was old, he looked good on those shots.

I might have to leave early on Wednesday.

Already in my playbook

Dang, I took Wednesday off to brew...gonna either have to reschedule the brew day, or record the game and watch late

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

You could put a TV/tablet/computer where you brew or at least a radio so you could listen in.

I've never looked forward to a Virginia Tech basketball season more than I have this year

I am the heartbeat of Blacksburg. A fortress built out of stone but made with champions.

Fingers crossed we get a season but I am going to enjoy every game like its the last

Any tea leaves on projected starting lineup or rotations? I'm excited to see what Keve Aluma brings to the floor.

If I had to guess a "starting five" it looks like this:

Bede
Diarra
Radford
Mutts
Pemsl/Ojiako

First three off the bench:
Aluma
Bamisile
Catoor/Alleyne

Cone not in the top 8?

He said give to me Roscoe

Not first off the bench, unless Bede needs a breather. I expect Bede to play around 25 minutes tomorrow, where Tech should have the game firmly in hand, so Cone will likely get 10-12 minutes. All of this is of course impacted if anyone gets in foul trouble.

Tweet this morning from Jalen's father

How many points does Radford score against Radford? Or maybe should ask which Radford will score more?

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Radford should be close to double digits with Radford having to focus on the Hokies interior play, he will benefit from several backside passes from a big for easy layups.

Aluma is 100% starting over Ojiako/Pemsl.

OK, I'm still getting Longwood at Duke, women's basketball tomorrow at noon on channel 612 the ACCN on Directv. Anyone have insight?

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ACCNX. Basically ESPN3 with extra steps. Exclusive to WatchESPN or the ESPN mobile app.

Yeah thats ACCNX, you should see the Lady Hokies on after the Duke game on that channel.

Well, I've always gotten ACCN games only on 612 on Directv and it is listed as ACCNHD, with no mention of ACCNX, so I remain confused. Never even heard of ACCNX. Anyone with Directv have any insight?

Edit: I am going by what is in the Directv guide, which could be, and has been in the past, wrong. Getting a bad feeling, though.

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Do you have DirecTV Now? It sounds like you can log into the ESPN app with your DirecTV Now log in and access the ACCN content that way.

Apparently the geniuses at the ACC decided to flip the games, so your channel guide is correct showing the Duke women on ACCN. The Hokies are now on ACCNX which is only available through the ESPN App.

According to both Hokiesports and tomorrow's WatchESPN schedule, it is on ACCNX (the X stands for "Xtra"), which like I said above is a streaming-only "channel" only available through espn.com/watch and the ESPN app.

Well snap. I guess that kills any chance of recording it, but I assume I can just get on the espn app when I get home and watch it on a delayed basis. Scrolled way through ACCN upcoming stuff and no rerun, you would think they would bounce some packer and durham or other rehash (like the game replacing it that is shown over and over) and put this on sometime after it aired but I am guessing they ain't that clever.

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Problem is you can't even watch it "delayed" until it pops up in the Replays section in the app, which usually happens shortly after it ends. Until that point your only option is to pick up live, you can't start at the beginning and catch up through ads and at halftime or anything.

OK, thanks to all. I'm not confident in getting streaming stuff and don't know an app from an apple, but I do get Hulu as well, so maybe I can get it figured out. Hate that I can't just hit a record button, but that's life in the digital age, I guess.

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I believe you should be able to signin with your direct tv account and access is on watch espn. Thats how I usually watch these events itll ask for your provider and you'd click on direct tv and sign in that way and it should give you access. Any help needed I'll be watching at work today so let me know.

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Naw, my internet speed with Verizon pretty much nixed this game for me. I could receive it via the link on hokiesports.com, but out of the 35 minutes I had it on, I've seen maybe 30-40 seconds of action and a couple of commercials, otherwise, it just keeps sticking after a few seconds. Unwatchable and annoying as hell. I wanted to watch it on my TV, but the mechanism is so clumsy and cumbersome that it took forever to finally even load, but then it's just as stuck as my computer, for the same reason, I assume. We need broadband in Mathews, but if wishes were horses...
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See update regarding game change to ACCNX rather than ACCN.

I'm seeing that this also slide to 4 PM is that correct? Are we in danger of a cancellation?

Nevermind - I can't read the ESPN Screen, women's game is 4pm. Richmond, Radford, it's all the same right 😜

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We need a fam thread so bad around this place we need this W. LETS GO

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HOKIES!!! So pumped for Hokie Hoops.


Thank goodness roundball is upon us. I need some Mike Young popcorn GIFs and post-game pressers in my life.

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Ask and you shall receive....

Ugh. My boss just re-scheduled our weekly 2 hour catch up that was 3-5pm to noon -2pm so he can leave early. Not going to lie - he won't have my full attention. I'll be dropping the game on my main laptop screen so the camera will think I'm looking at him.

Alright looking at the officials for the game and we have... Ted Valentine.......... FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

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Anyone know how to actually watch this? I don't see it on hulu live. The ACCN is showing Longwood at Duke at noon.

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The espn app is how I'm gonna watch it

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It was moved to ACCNX, so you'd have to access watchespn to see it.

A few quick things I'm watching today:

How does Bamisle look off the dribble? Bede and Diarra should be enough in a primary ball handler role, but one of Tech's biggest problems last year was that they just couldn't get to the hoop for an easy bucket or two foul shots. If Bam can take someone off the bounce and attack, it'll open the offense up significantly for the shooters.

How much does Young play two bigs together? Credit to CMY, he completely rebuilt the front court with Aluma, Mutts, Pemsl and N'Gaussen. But the strength of the roster still lies in the guards and wings, the team's best...five players?....are all guards (Diarra, Bede, Bam, Cone, Radford). How much does he balance getting his best players on the floor vs force feeding size. Especially vs an opponent who you should be able to dictate your will against.

Who's doing the shooting? I'm actually a little excited that Cone isn't playing today, because I want to see how they space the floor without their best shooter. Diarra, Bede, Radford are all 30% or worse from 3. Can they play together? (probably not) so who's floor spacing? And how will those rotations work?

I expect to see a ton of pick and rolls between Diarra and the bigs. Aluma or Mutts shifting to the top of the lane, allowing Diarra to create from the top of the key.

I'm really hoping that Mutts is the guy on P&R. Love Ojiako, but his hands in traffic need to come along. I'm not sure what to expect from Aluma (it wasn't like he was the offensive focal point at Wofford), or Pemsl (to me, he's a bench guy who plays spot minutes.)

But Mutts is a little LeDay-like to me. Can catch and score, or get a pass in that awkward mid range area, take a dribble and get a shot.

Well off to an embarrassing start so far. Offense looks awful

It's the first 5 minutes of the season and you already bringing football level negative vibes? Get outta here

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Damn didn't realize I couldn't express frustration with a slow start. Thanks for policing my comment. Obviously I'm not expecting us to blow the roof off. Relax

Will we score?

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

Anyone having problems getting the game to play on Watch ESPN?

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Yep. Mine won't even start the stream. Had to find an illegal stream

Mine's working. You haven't missed much yet. Slow first few min for us. Bede got a new dome cut and the announcers keep getting the head coaches' names messed up.

Yeah, I already went to radio. Still trying though.

Didn't think our first points of the year would be a radford 3

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Nice fastbreak

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Diarra already on fire

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So far we seem to be looking for a 3 point shooter and only Radford has had a clue.

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Trading empty threes. Need to work inside more.

Diarra looks sharp and quick. Still trying to figure out whos who though this teams completely different.

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Almost entirely new roster and no scrimmages this offseason. It's gonna take a little while for this team to grow for sure

Aluma looking good the last few possessions. He and Diarra I feel like have been the best players for VT so far

Has scored both on pick and roll and pick and pop. If he can keep that up, that's going to open up a lot for the offense.

Is that fake crowd noise they're pumping in? Maybe the most annoying thing ever, I can't imagine actually being in that building.

It sounds nothing like a crowd, it sounds more like just a constant alarm going off

Whatever it is, it's on a 3 second loop and is the only thing I hear anymore so I muted the stream. For a moment it wasn't there and I was hopeful, but that was coming back from a TV timeout, and it came back as soon as they started setting up to play again.

Who is the best person to contact for complaints about things like that?

Still relying on outside shooting too much. Radford isnt being forced to defend much down low.

Aluma + Diarra + Radford have all our points. Need contributions from the other guys

I guess they were reading

Damn Bamisile almost dunked that. He's explosive

Where is Jalen Cone?

Injured I believe

Alleyne finding a groove

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Doesn't appear to be anyway to watch this as a DirecTV customer. Bummer. Was looking forward to it. Glad I paid extra for the sports package to get ACCN. Fuuucckk

Where's the beef?

Yeah I'm in the same boat. Had to find an illegal stream. Thanks Direct TV & ACCN <3

espn.com/watch or the ESPN app. It's streaming-only on ACCNX, not ACCN.

I know, but when I put in my directv info it says it's not available with this provider

Does your DTV package include ACCN? If so, that sounds like a bug.

Yes it does

You should be able to sign into WatchESPN using your DirecTV credentials and then watch it there.

Everytime I try to log-in its asking for Verizon FIOS credentials and I don't see any option to change my provided. What am I missing?

Where's the beef?

Website or app?

App

Where's the beef?

I don't use the app much, but there should be a link in a menu to log out of or change your TV provider.

Sorry I can't be more help.

Did you log into the ESPN app with your DirecTV log in? The game isnt on ACCN, its on ACCNX. I had to log in with Verizon.

i'm using a Spectrum log in in PA and I can't get anything ACC related to play. ESPN3 programs will play.

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I was able to click through when I brought up the Hokies basketball team page.

Its only allowing me to log-in as a verizon customer which I am not.

Where's the beef?

I tried logging in as both a Spectrum customer and a Comcast customer. Neither works. I also tried logging in through the Hokie Sports Men's BBall page as Lt. Peterson suggested. Nothing works. I can't even get the replay of the Pitt football game to run. I guess I'll try telling it I'm a Verizon customer and see if that works. I have Verizon cell phone service.

Verizon did not work; but when I came back to Spectrum, it works>

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I had this same thing happen to me when I switched from Comcast to Verizon. Kept asking for my Comcast info. Actually had to delete the app and reinstall.

"It's always great to beat UVA, that makes us all smarter and better looking for a couple days".

Offense finally coming to life at the end of the first half. Really hope we get into more of a rhythm in the second half

Going into the half at a major free throw line discrepancy: 11-5....only reason Radford is still close.

Aluma apparently is the major focii for Radford coming out for the second half, especially with Mutts and Diarra already with two fouls each

Ali is going to be a great player for Radford.

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

Ball washing is new

masks for the bench players weird to see too

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Of course TV Teddy had to get in the first live ball-sanitization of the year

"It's always great to beat UVA, that makes us all smarter and better looking for a couple days".

Rebounding leaving a lot to be desired

Should have been offensive goaltending by Porter since he grabbed the net after missing the dunk and it dropped in after

You can take a charge with your shoulder? Moving a little too?

Hmmmm.....Valentine is post season form

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Expected a lot worse from this crew so still not terrible, but yes Valentine is the worst official I n the ACC by far

That was a slick steal by Tyrece

Very confused by that goal tend call.....based on what?

Oh, right, probably a make up for the real goal tending by Radford.......

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Hand hit the glass while the ball was still rattling around

Looked like his fingertip might've grazed the ball after it hit the glass?

Had some much sloppier turnovers compared to the first half. The looks are there more often, just have to drain them.

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

Defensive rotations have been excellent in the post this half

Just noticed the chair setup for the benches, pretty crazy looking

give me all the dunks

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Rebounding has been very bad today. Luckily it won't matter this game but definitely something that needs to improve

Hahahaha: "Make a fuckin' layup!!!" making it into the broadcast audio loud and clear. I guess that type of stuff's gonna happen with floor mics and no crowd.

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That hardest part of playing football and basketball in high school, was going from being able to say whatever you want on the football field to every single word you yell on the basketball court being heard loud and clear. Parents learned quickly that the c-word was my go to in times of frustration.

Gobble Till You Wobble

Also, this is now a Hunter Cattoor appreciation post.

Seems like him getting going and lighting it up inspired everybody else's shooting.

“Also, a microwave has never danced it's ass off to Jackie Wilson.” - AssPocketFullOWhiskey

maybe Bede's shooting will be better this year

Hokie Club member since 2017

Idk who the strength and conditioning coach is, but he must be doing work. Bede's arms are gigantic and even Cattoor looks cut. Damn, somebody give me that shoulder program.

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

David Jackson is bak this year

Maybe the football team could recruit him?

Hokie Club member since 2017

I'm pretty excited about Aluma

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

How in the world was that a foul

That either was a foul or a basket, couldn't be both but Valentine

"Game is just about out of reach"? 17 points up with 2:20 left, duh yeah

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

Honestly completely forgot about Maddox and how highly rated he was. Excited about him & Bamisile continuing to play & improve

What a terrible offensive possession. Five rebounds and zero baskets

Bamisile stuffing the stat sheet with 4 FGA and 3 Offensive Rebounds on one possession.

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

Maddox either needs to cut his hair or braid it. I don't think I would hate the hair so much if I didn't still have Collin Sexton PTSD.

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

I know he's probably hurt, but biggest thing missing today are those beautiful Big John minutes. Loved watching him progress last year and am excited to see him continue to improve this year

And in less then a minute Pemsl has drawn two fouls. Now he needs to make the free throws.

Its official we are a basketball school

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1-0 FAM!

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

Aluma - excellent
Alleyne & Cattoor - more of the positives we saw last year
Radford - he's been working on that jumper, excited for him
Diarra - as advertised
Bede - good veteran presence
Freshmen - Bamisile has potential and is the longest 6'4" guy on earth, weird game 1-8 but leading the team in boards
Mutts & Pemsl - not much to say, hoping for more from Mutts

Bede seems to have worked on his shooting over the offseason, and Mutts was doing some work on the defensive end. Also, Bam only led in boards because he missed 4 shots in one possession, also leading to his awful 1-8 shooting line.

For Bamisle he got half of his rebounds in one possession.

Also had half his missed shots in said possession. He's gotta work on that putback game, play some 21 or something.

Fam!