Men's Basketball vs Notre Dame Jan 15 at 6PM

The Hokies host Notre Dame in Cassell Coliseum today at 6 PM. The Hokies are favored by 6.5 with the over/under at 132. Notre Dame(10-5, 4-1) is on a 6 game winning streak and the Hokies(8-7, 0-4) are on a 3 game losing streak.
When I first moved to the Pittsburgh, the Pirates play by play announcer was Bob "The Gunner" Prince. One of his theories involved "Hidden Vigorish". His theory was that no streak lasts forever; so the longer a streak, the more likelihood that the next game would end the streak. Let's hope "Hidden Vigorish" favors the Hokies tonight.

SCHEDULE

Notre Dame roster matches up fairly well with VT. They play a 7 man rotation that has a lot of seniority. with the exception of their Freshman guard, all of their regular players are a year older than their eligibility probably because of the Covid year.

ROSTER

I don't have much time for analysis this morning; so here's the stats. Maybe Shelton will put something up about the game.

The scoring leaders on the team are guards. ND makes about 9 three's per game; so guarding out to the line and keeping track of players will be important today. 6'9 forward Paul Atkinson, Jr. is the third leading scorer. He's shooting 60% with no three's; I'm guessing he spends a lot of time in the paint. The other big 6'10 Laszewski is more versatile shooting almost 50% overall and 45% from three. That's all I have time for today.

LET'S GO HOKIES

DISCLAIMER: Forum topics may not have been written or edited by The Key Play staff.

Comments

Let's go.......

SCHokie

Hokies!!!

Anyone interested in 4 free tix to the game tonight?

In Disney with the family and don't want them to go to waste!

Tickets gone

Gimme some Maddox and Pedulla. Maddox is shooting 48% from 3, with 27 attempts (pretty damn good), and Pedulla is at 62%, only 16 attempts but that's still lights out.

Aluma and Mutts obviously should not be allowed to shoot 3's (unless wide tf open). Aluma is shooting 24% and Mutts is 30%.

Maddox and Pedulla? Best I can do is Alleyne for 38 mins with 18% shooting.

More like 78% fam!

We have a double shot of 38 minutes of Alleyne mixed with Storm shooting a 3 while up by 2 with 20 seconds on the clock?

I'm confused. From the other thread I thought we were in protocol again. Glad to see we're not. My hope is if we can play on a regular schedule we can start to eliminate the some of the poor play that has cost us recently.

The Pitt thread was from December 30. We had COVID issues then. Game is rescheduled and we're good to go now.

For some reason I thought the game got rescheduled to today and then postponed again. Thanks for the clarification.

Just wondering how many 3 pointers we are going to give up tonight...

Is coronavirus over yet?

Folks....i gotta apologize.....i just figured out i haevnt actually worn a VT jesrey during a game since St. bonnie. ive of course worn VT shirts etc. But no jersey. On top of that, my go to jersey is #4 (eddie royal) but we also know a #4 whos been struggling on the hardwood. Lets hope i take the hex off tonight for Alleyne!

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

Working so far.

3 outta 4 for 7 pts....ill take that improvement...

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

Mission accomplished. 22 points for Alleyne tonight. #4 jersey will be donned for the rest of the year!

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

Atkinson throwing that elbow around when he has the ball needs to get whistled.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Come on basketball team. Make it 2-0 for hokie sports today

Are you justified
Are you justified
Are you justified
Justified in taking
Life to save life?
Life to save life?
Life to save life?

Baby needs new ACC win.

did I just hear as many points as fouls for Mutts last game..8 points and 8 fouls? How does that work?

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

I think it was last 2 games.

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

Again with the inconsistency with this team.

Are you justified
Are you justified
Are you justified
Justified in taking
Life to save life?
Life to save life?
Life to save life?

2 players get hot. The rest stink

Are you justified
Are you justified
Are you justified
Justified in taking
Life to save life?
Life to save life?
Life to save life?

Pretty cool seeing the little highlight on my old vice principal, Jerry Gaines

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

Irish making it look easy. Our defense is hot garbage

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

Irish making it look easy. Our defense team is hot garbage

FIFY

Is coronavirus over yet?

This aged...

poorly.

Haha... I'm glad it did!

The boys certainly turned it on finally.

Is coronavirus over yet?

Me, too!

Watched the game a second time last night, as I missed the second half when it was live. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

What the fuck is wrong with these refs calling this unseeable bullshit on every possession

Mike Young was really unhappy with that one.

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

mike young just concurred with this assessment

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

totally bogus charge....thought so and replay really confirmed it

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

On the road we never get calls. Too much home cooking. At home we never get calls. No home cooking..

Norte Dame can't miss. That's at least two unplanned bank shots.

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

Down by 8 at half. They have 5 points on bank shots. We are the have the worst luck in division 1.

Technically we have the second worst luck ranking but the point stands and now I believe it's more than a star, it's true

If we're closing out the half with a 3, I'd prefer to see a three point shooter take that shot, rather than Aluma

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

ND shooting 55% overall and from three. We're shooting 52% and 46%. We just need to stop turning the ball over.

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

4 turnovers in a half is pretty good - with one being the dubious call on Mutts. But when your opponent doesn't turn the ball over once, its tough to be ahead.

Murphy still taking too much time with the ball. Dribbling around and looking around. The ball needs to move for the offense to work.

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

This is true. Our offense is better when we get that extra pass. If we'll start our motion a couple of seconds sooner then we'll get that extra pass or two. This can be a kick out three, or a back door bunny.

I seldom speak to loluva grads, but when I do, I tell them I want large fries.

Missing Bede's assist to turnover ratio, combined with his stellar defense.

Positive thoughts: I like seeing mutts take on the roll of a slasher like we'd been talking about missing with the loss of Radford. Hope he keeps it up

Oh shit gang๐Ÿ‘€

Are you justified
Are you justified
Are you justified
Justified in taking
Life to save life?
Life to save life?
Life to save life?

Alleyne finally getting out of the slump.

See my earlier comment above...โฌ†โฌ†โฌ†

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

And again

Hokie Club member since 2017

Please stop shooing threes Aluma

Pedulla gets more fouls called him that I don't actually see than anyone on our team

Has taken that title from Cattoor.

That was cattoor's first point of the game

Hokie Club member since 2017

that whistle was a slow coming

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

ALLEYNEEEE

Are you justified
Are you justified
Are you justified
Justified in taking
Life to save life?
Life to save life?
Life to save life?

ALLEYNE YOU BEAUTIFUL BASTARD WHY DID YOU LEAVE US FOR SO LONG!? IT WAS SO COLDDD WITHOUT YOU

That was an absolutely terrible foul call on Aluma. I'm mad about it. Dude dove at his legs what is he supposed to do?

Hokie Club member since 2017

So happy for Alleyne. Hope this is a sign of a lights out rest of the season.

I've never seen more pushing fouls called than in this game

WOW BULLSHIT FUCKING SHOOTING FOUL CALL

Ok maybe it was a foul but damb

There is absolutely no way that is a Shooting Foul.

Terrible, Terrible call.

If you don't get the ball above your damn waist, you're not shooting.

Terrible call, but at the end of the day we simply need better defense.

Is coronavirus over yet?

bball win and epic snow storm in Blacksburg coming

it'll be a good weekend in Blacksburg

Dub Fam!

So apparently the secret to winning is my not watching the games. Sorry guys, not sure if I can weasel out of the NCSU game Wednesday, but other than that I'll try to do my part.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Jet Sweep

Me as well...

"Take care of the little things and the big things will come."

FINALLY FAM!!

Is coronavirus over yet?

Bacon and a dub FAMMMM. what a game by the boys

VB born, class of '14

That's such a satisfying win.

Holy cow I was ready for heartbreak again. Great to see alleyne back, mutts working it down low and blocking shots instead of playing the perimeter, and storm taking efficient shots.

If they can keep up that and have Keve on his a game with cattor offering more we can be a force. Problem is we haven't put all of those together in a game yet.

An ACC W! January 15th, 2022 shall be remembered fondly in The Commonwealth!

VT '10--US Citizen; (804) Virginian By Birth; (210) Texan By the Grace of God.

Rick Monday... You Made a Great Play...

CAZZATA, MENDENHALL!

69% fg in second half for the Hokies is some nice shooting

Mutts 9-11
Alleyne 8-10

They got the job done, kudos to them. Hopefully more of that from Mutts and hopefully Alleyne turned the corner.

Gonna need better team defense to beat some of the other acc teams though. But a much needed win. Still last in the acc, so can't get too excited. But some nice signs.

Not last. Tied for last๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜‚

Are you justified
Are you justified
Are you justified
Justified in taking
Life to save life?
Life to save life?
Life to save life?

Hopefully we can get revenge against Nc State and beat BC this week

Are you justified
Are you justified
Are you justified
Justified in taking
Life to save life?
Life to save life?
Life to save life?

Not for nuthin' but about to be second to last in about 20 minutes! ๐Ÿ˜…

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

Think of it this way, ND dropped from 2nd to fifth.

They said that was Adam Witten's last play by play fill in call so I wonder if they've hired a full time replacement for JL?

Hokie Club member since 2017