GIFTORY: Frame-by-Frame Highlight Reel of Virginia Tech's 52-49 Road Win over Georgia Tech

Sometimes an ugly game produces a fabulous GIFTORY. This is one such instance.

There's a lot happening here.


Woah buddy, that's certainly a dunk play.

Tip drill.


When you know the answer, but the teacher won't call on you.

When Berman asks you a question.

Late night banking hours.

Wide open, under the basket, for the lead, and ...

Final seconds, surveys the floor, and ...


Awesome - thanks!

NAW's emphatic jump is in sync with Med's emphatic slam

Med's dunks, slam's, and flips have been things of beauty all season.

I approve this message.
I also approved of how excited NAW gets when he has an assist.

Go Hokies

That pass was pretty awesome too.

#Let's Go - Hokies

Having a defense that sets up so many fast break points when scoring is at a premium is definitely the gift that keeps on giving. This summarized the whole game in few clips. Needing a miracle to get a base O shot to fall, scoring on the fast break because of a D that would not quit, a frustrating game to watch/coach, but an opponent that did just enough to give it to us.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

NAW is really starting to remind of LeDay emotionally. Gives that signature LeDay stank face and looks to be just playing with a bit of a mean streak. Look at his reactions on those fast breaks.

Great Giftory this morning!

Awesome, thanks!

I really thought we'd see smarmy Paul Johnson video juxtaposed against something here.

It's probably for the best that it wasn't.

Leonard. Duh.

If its not his pouty after a loss look I never want to see it.

Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

It wasn't a flashy play, but I'll remember the buzzer beater in the first half for a long time, especially since that wound up the margin of victory.

"I liked you guys a lot better when everybody told you you were terrible." -Justin Fuente

I didn't see the game and I understand it was ugly, but it feels good to be on the winning side of an ugly game. After suffering through the Hussey and Stokes years, getting teased by Seth, and then watching it all burn with Johnson, I'm still at the point where I just appreciate and enjoy all the wins. I'm absolutely blown away and not quite believing we're on a 9 game win streak, ranked #9 in the AP top 25 and on pace for a 3rd straight NCAA tournament birth.

this just reminds me that we CANNOT play this way against top or even mid tier ACC teams. That missed layup gif and the throw out of bounds typifies the GT play way more than our smothering defense. Any halfway capable team would have embarrassed us the way we played. Let's hope we can look back at this game in April and say that it was our worst performance of the season by a mile.

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Loved Buzz's response to that travel call.

He handled it much better than I did in my living room. He would've had to tell me to quit cussin.

Me too. The wife was sounding a bit like Buzz during that game.

I know Med wasn't very good from behind the three-point line (along with everyone else in orange), but seeing him play good defense and finding other ways to score is going to be huge for this team going for. It's pretty well-documented at this point why Med struggles from the thre-point line once conference play starts. That will never change. He has more dimensions to his game now though which will help this team come March.

Marshall University graduate.
Virginia Tech fanatic.
Formerly known as JWillHokieAlum.

3 ACC games and 3 GIFTORIES. Hopefully we're in for a lot more this year

Old School: "Teabag Paulus!"

NAW was really serving up some sweet passes on the break. And Hill was bringing the thunder on the finish.

GIFtory breakdown:
our making awesome plays: 5
our players getting lucky with an awful shot: 1
Buzz reactions: 2
player celebration: 1
other team shooting themselves in the foot: 2

just in case anyone was curious BC giftory was
our making awesome plays: 4
fan reactions: 1
player celebration: 1

ND giftory was
our making awesome plays: 8
player celebration: 1

that's right, I'm breaking down buzzketball GIFtory posts for analysis. This is truly football offseason...

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The " our making awesome plays" percentage:

ND: 89%

BC: 67%

GT: 45%

Hoping the GIFtory next week is a bunch of great plays and celebrations. Actually any GIFtory next week would be awesome!

This plays in my head whenever KBJ or Hill throw one down