Monday, February 22, 2010

Hokies Fall Short Against Duke

Virginia Tech looked to take down the ACC's top dog, the Duke Blue Devils. Unfortunately, Duke was who we all thought they were -- Duke.

Virginia Tech got down early in the first half. Foul trouble plagued Jeff Allen once again as he was limited in his playing time.

Looking back at the stats, Virginia Tech should have been able to win this game. Duke accumulated only one point off the bench. Had Virginia Tech been able to get the starters into foul trouble, the Hokies might have been able to be more aggressive.

The Hokies would storm back in the second half taking the lead but a late 14-4 run by Duke, including two three-pointers in the last minute, locked up the game.

Duke beat Virginia Tech: 67-55

Seth Greenberg couldn't have been happy with the performance. The Hokies struggled to get points from behind the arc and the bench provided almost nothing. Victor Davila and Terrell Bell started hot but then remained quiet for the rest of the game. Dorenzo Hudson struggled shooting the ball, missing two wide open three-pointers which could have shifted the momentum.

Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith for Duke couldn't be stopped, both scoring 25 and 23 respectively. Jon Scheyer also added 15 points of his own.

Virginia Tech falls to 21-5 on the season and 8-4 in ACC play while Duke moves to 23-4 on the season and 11-2 in the ACC.

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