Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Determined Hokies Fight Back Against Wake In Enormous ACC Victory

As I type this right now my voice is all but gone. The atmosphere in Cassell Coliseum tonight was electric and it reminds me why I love this school so much. Enough of my musings though, on to the recap.

Early in the game it looked as though Wake Forest was going to run train on Virginia Tech. Al-Farouq Aminu for Wake Forest was having a monster game amassing over 17 points in the first half.

Virginia Tech couldn't shoot the ball in the first half, shooting just over 60 percent from the foul line and missed every three-pointer attempted.

Heading into halftime the Hokies were obviously shaken, as well as the fans who were painfully silent (myself included). Once the second half started though, things picked up in a big way.

About halfway through the second half, Malcolm Delaney went down with an injury. The crowd sat looking on in silence, but their worries were eased as J.T. Thompson stepped up big with six points while Delaney was out.

Delaney came back in the game shortly thereafter and proceeded to put on a clinic. Delaney finished the game with 31 points. Delaney would foul out late in the game.

Luckily for the Hokies, Dorenzo Hudson somehow stayed out of foul trouble while able to put up 21 points. Dorenzo gave the Hokies someone to turn to once Delaney fouled out.

Late in the game when Virginia Tech was up just four, in an attempt to put up a three-pointer, Wake Forest committed a traveling violation which sealed the game for the Hokies.

Virginia Tech beats Wake Forest: 87-83

This win against #23 Wake Forest should push Virginia Tech into the NCAA tournament with a decent run in the ACC Tournament. Virginia Tech moves to 21-4 and 8-3 in the ACC. The Hokies are now 2nd in the ACC right behind Duke. Wake Forest drops to 18-6 on the season and 8-4 in conference play.

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