Saturday, February 27, 2010

Back To Back Losses Hurt Hokie Dreams Of Dancing

I have two games to make a reference to in this post, but I am only going to go into detail about one of them. The Boston College game was too embarrassing for me to talk about so I'll move on the the game that just finished against Maryland.

Virginia Tech had a six point lead going into halftime tonight against Maryland with things looking pretty good. Greivis Vasquez, Maryland superstar, made sure that the Terps wouldn't be outdone. Vasquez finished the game with 41 points.

For once, Virginia Tech didn't shoot well from the free-throw line. The Hokies shot a mere 71 percent from the foul line. Malcolm Delaney also missed two late free-throws which would have tied the game up.

All of the Hokie starters finished in double digit points except for Victor Davila (who continues to start for some reason). Delaney had 27, Dorenzo Hudson had 21, Jeff Allen had 25 and Terrell Bell had 10.

The Hokie bench contributed nothing with the exception of JT Thompson who had 15 points off the bench.

Some late back and forth scoring made the game go into overtime and eventually into double overtime. A late attempt at a game winning three-pointer by the Hokies went just long as Maryland pulled in the rebound.

Maryland pulls out the thriller: 104-100.

With these back to back ACC losses, Virginia Tech's hopes of making the NCAA Tournament seem to be all but gone. At this point it will likely take Virginia Tech making the ACC Finals or winning the ACC Tournament in order for them to have a good enough resume to make the Big Dance.

Virginia Tech falls to 21-7 on the season and 8-6 in ACC play while Maryland moves to 21-7 on the season and 11-3 in ACC play.

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