Hokies Hoops Central: Duke at Hokies

Sorry all lost access to my laptop files so tonight this will have to do.

Vegas has us favored. I however do not.

Duke isn't very good at much other than rebounding and defending the paint. Unfortunately that is probably enough to beat the Hokies right now.

Hope I am wrong but this team no longer gets the benefit of the doubt.

This is a 3 Charmin Ultra Soft decision.

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LET'S GO.....

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

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

Let's Go Hokies!

Since your prediction has been wrong the last 6 or 7 games, I hope you keep your streak alive.

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

Streak ended against UVA but started up again against Klempson. Only ones that surprised me were Boston College and Syracuse. All the others were expected to be a couple possession games and were except UVA. But that's not shocking at flashing light JPJ on any day. Just ask UNC who has now lost at UVA a school record eight times in a row.

C'mon law of averages.

If you feel the leather in your hand let it rip.

duke will out-rebound us and get more second chance points. that's good for +8 pts to them (+4)
duke will score after our lazy pass turnovers. that's good for +6 points to them (even)
duke will make more FT than us. that's good for +5 points for them (we made 4 more than they)
one of our bigs will foul out. Mutts, Kidd, Basilie, or Poteat (no foul outs)
we will make less than 8 three-pointers. (we made 10)

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

Got 7 3 pointers out of 10 rn

I must have read a thousand faces
I must have robbed them of their cause
Sickened thirst, Sickened thirst
Keeps it together
Soft white glow in the cranium
A bullseye made sedated

Why can Pedulla suddenly play defense?

We put the K in Kwality

No doubt about it. I'm ready to be hurt again.

Not sure if it's their best half in an ACC game or if Duke is just much worse than I thought already. Definitely their best shooting half. Possibly best of the season.

Also has been Kidd and Poteat getting more time that I have been asking for. 0 minutes for Maddux. He needs to get his game figured out.

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

Really gotta do better making FTs

Gotta make the throws that are free๐Ÿ˜ญ

I must have read a thousand faces
I must have robbed them of their cause
Sickened thirst, Sickened thirst
Keeps it together
Soft white glow in the cranium
A bullseye made sedated

Well, we actually look like a basketball team tonight. The question is, can we keep it up for another half?

Is coronavirus over yet?

Guess that Clemson loss soured a lot of people. Real quiet around here.

Nah I'm just ready to be hurt again. Seen this story before. Missing FTs at the clip were missing ain't good for the long game, expect our shooting to average out in second half based on how high a clip it is rn

Yeah I think you're right and we lose this game because of poor FT shooting

Was thinking the same thing....and was cursing up a storm when my laptop got screwy. I admit I was more pissed because I spent the time doing the writeup for a team playing this poorly to see that time completely wasted.

Seems like they figured out offense for a night although the defense is still pretty spotty. Duke doing whatever they want in the paint so if not for 70% from 3 the Hokies are probably losing at the half.

Pleasantly surprised. Now put two halves together.

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

Happy to see a half like this but in the closing minutes our 13 pt lead ended at 7. We missed 3 FT's in that stretch. I hope our Hokies come out and play it out in the 2nd half. Please Lord Baby Jesus

My most pressing question... Did Red Panda catch all her bowls?

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

I ask that right before the TV coverage came back!
Drink!

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

14 point lead. Down to 1. Haven't made a bucket in 2H

We put the K in Kwality

Pedulla starting to play like an idiot again...get him reeled in Mike

Pedulla driving out of control again against numbers.

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

Commentator saying can't be flop with contact....we got called for it twice last game with contact lol

Duke in the second half beyond the arc

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7 of 14 for the game. VT luck continues

It's not luck when it's this consistent. We are just a terrible team at defending the 3 and it's been like that for years and years

This is my school
This is home

All these missed free throws will cost us dearly

VB born, class of '14

Defense. Where it go?

I must have read a thousand faces
I must have robbed them of their cause
Sickened thirst, Sickened thirst
Keeps it together
Soft white glow in the cranium
A bullseye made sedated

We're playing slow, poor spacing and movement. 1H was aggressive and swarming.

We put the K in Kwality

Hey maybe don't leave the shooter

Ok we're back to incompetent

Jesus.....one of you two guys need to dunk that shit! Your standing right there!

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

And this is the VT team we've come to know all too well.

Is coronavirus over yet?

liaBasility

VB born, class of '14

As he scores and one ๐Ÿ™„

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His inconsistency drives me crazy, especially on the defensive end

VB born, class of '14

He's just not an ACC caliber player. He could or even should be a lot better but for whatever reason he just isn't.

This is my school
This is home

Yet hes got 22 against Duke

I must have read a thousand faces
I must have robbed them of their cause
Sickened thirst, Sickened thirst
Keeps it together
Soft white glow in the cranium
A bullseye made sedated

It's the lack of consistency that really frustrates me about him. He can put up points, and then just have stretches of absolute pants shitting play that allows the opponent to put us on our heels. It's head scratching sometimes, as I said, he could or should be better, but man...

This is my school
This is home

Basile...not a good passer

And NEVER wants to dunk even when wide open under the basket lol

I hope Maddox is not hurt. But we are a better team with Kidd.

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

Wait... Basile can dunk??

Is coronavirus over yet?

And make two FTs.

We put the K in Kwality

Basile getting mad and playing hard. I like it.

We put the K in Kwality

And Basil's can dunk!

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

I'll drink.

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

Duke took about twenty steps lol

He took three steps into Pedulla.

But it was a block because he put his jaw on Roach's elbow.

We put the K in Kwality

How the hell was that a block on Pedulla? Had his feet set and took an elbow in the jaw.

We put the K in Kwality

That was trash

Bob: What would ya say ya do here?

Brad: I already told you! I iron out the minutiae so Justin doesn't have to. I have people skills dammit! What the hell is wrong with you people?

My bigger problem was the announcer saying you have to give the guy the "Ability to change direction".... he had more space to shift there than most charges u nder the basket

Anyone else feel like Duke can do whatever they want right now?

Bob: What would ya say ya do here?

Brad: I already told you! I iron out the minutiae so Justin doesn't have to. I have people skills dammit! What the hell is wrong with you people?

Yeah. For about the last 30 years.

We put the K in Kwality

40....

Sheshefsky took over in 1980

This is my school
This is home

Yeah. But they didn't gift him with everything for the first 10 years.

We put the K in Kwality

Missing frees....

Mutts wtf bro you're a mf super senior

Roach's parents getting Zion like camera time.

Filipowski should sue ESPN.

We put the K in Kwality

Oh good a nail bitter down the stretch. My favorite.

We put the K in Kwality

11-17 FTs. Make half of those and this game would have been over

We put the K in Kwality

5:25 without a FG.

We put the K in Kwality

If they call a flagrant on that I give up

Danggg great shot but man he punched that guy straight in the throat. Hope he is ok!

So help me if they call that flagrant and didn't even review Pedulla getting the elbow in the jaw on the "blocking"

We put the K in Kwality

MJ with a clutch shot for a freshman
Edit: AND the rebound! ONIONS

VB born, class of '14

If it's a foul it would be par for course because ACC

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

Should have two guards on 3 quarter defense

They had to stop play for Filip to be hurt. Doesn't have have to exit the game? That's an uncalled TO

We put the K in Kwality

I think Duke took the TO there

I thought that would have been their final TO.

We put the K in Kwality

No. It was official timeout to review the possible foul.

Collins accidentally fist pumped him to the jaw. They are trying to call it throat but replay clearly shows contact with his jaw.

Still we got lucky they didn't call a technical.

Prevent defense?

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Hunter back baby!!!!

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Hey hey hey look at that, a big ol Hokie Dub

Bout fucking time

This is my school
This is home

Is coronavirus over yet?

Cattoor be back big time

The LewDew, Professional Golf Bum

He a win. Neato. I kind of like those.

We put the K in Kwality

Fam...good to be wrong

Rob- Was there last night in 4th row and watched condensed game... thought Mutts was just not good defensively vs Filipowski. Got broken down off dribble, helped off on strong side to give up 3's, one poor hustle play where he left him open... Went from 5 down to five up with him out. I thought Basile was more effective defensively. What's your take on Mutt's D.

'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'

He has definitely not been the active defender he was last season but I am not sure if that's because last year he was the off ball help side defender more and is the primary defender in our games this season. It would effect his positioning, his posture and the quality of the opponent he matches up on.

Either way he seems slow to force his man into decisions which has made him more likely to be in the wrong spot or likely to get whistled for a foul compensating.

Last night Basile had some monster moments on both ends. Problem there is that he isn't consistent. It can be game to game but even possession to possession. That also put the other bigs, Mutts included in a bind not knowing what to expect from him play to play.

Thanks!

'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'

Pulled it out.

Mike Young has a great pull-out game!

Worse last play: The Cowboys Sunday night, or that Duke play?

Glad to see the W

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

FAM!!

I've joked many times that the biography of the VT basketball would be titled "Missed Free Throws: The Virginia Tech Story" and it will always drive me crazy when we struggle from the line. Glad to see us find a way to overcome that struggle tonight!

FAM!!!

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Crazy. Vegas had Vt-2.5 and we won by 3. I want their predicting software.

We opened at -1.5. Apparently the betting public still thought that was a good bet and drove the spread up to 2.5.

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