Friday, March 12, 2010

Live Updates From The Quarterfinals Of The ACC Tournament

2:23 p.m.- Almost tip-off, pretty excited right now. Duke played a tough game against UVA just about 20 minutes ago. Hopefully this is another good game.

2:27 p.m.- Tip-off lost by the Hokies. Tech starts on defense by double-teaming a Miami player and forces a turnover. Good start for Virginia Tech. Victor Davila picks up an offensive foul early.

2:29 p.m.- Another great defensive play by Virginia Tech, Delaney ends up with the ball and hits a lay-up and draws the foul. Sadly, Delaney misses the free-throw. 18:18 left in the first, 2-2.

2:31 p.m.- Great shot by Dorenzo Hudson for the 3-pointer. Tech needs him to get hot early. 16:53 left in the first, 5-4 Virginia Tech.

2:32 p.m.- Hudson hits another deep 3-pointer. Hudson has 6 points early, as I write this he hits a short jumper and draws the foul too. Hudson now has 8 points, awaiting the free-throw. 16:08 left in the first, 10-4 Virginia Tech.

2:34 p.m.- First break in the action right now, great start for the Hokies. Hudson has 8 points early and the Hokie defense is forcing a lot of turnovers. Virginia Tech is up right now 12-7.

2:37 p.m.- Dorenzo Hudson is fouled while taking a 3-point shot. With 15:00 left in the first, Hudson already has 11 points. Virginia Tech leading, 15-9.

2:42 p.m.- Another intermission, and I have to say, Dorenzo Hudson is playing like a stud right now. He has 13 points already and we aren't even halfway through the first half. Delaney has been pretty quiet so far but he really hasn't been needed so far, though he has done a good job of drawing fouls.

2:48 p.m.- The game has gotten a little bit sloppy but the Hokies are still getting the ball inside pretty well. Miami is missing a lot of open shots which could bite them later on. 9:04 left in the first half, Virginia Tech up 24-16.

2:53 p.m.- Another intermission which has this game just a bit closer than it was. Virginia Tech has cooled off since their hot start and the shots aren't falling like they were.

2:57 p.m.- Virginia Tech is ice cold right now. The Hokies are only up by 5 now with 5:08 left in the first half. Score is 28-23.

2:59 p.m.- Intermission time yet again with under 5 minutes to play in the first half. Virginia Tech could use a run at this point to give them a spark going into halftime. Miami has stayed resilient despite being down early, kudos to them for that.

3:04 p.m.- With 2:17 left in the first, Miami just went on a run and now leads the Hokies 33-32. Virginia Tech is unable to rebound right now and can't hit a shot. The fast start has worn off fast and Miami is looking like they have all the momentum right now.

3:08 p.m.- There are 48 seconds left in the first half and Virginia Tech just found their shot again. Virginia Tech is now back up 37-35. I wanted a good game, I certainly have it so far.

3:10 p.m.- Halftime right now, Virginia Tech had the last shot of the half but Hudson couldn't hit the 3-pointer. Virginia Tech is leading right now 37-35. Hudson has 15 points right now, J.T. Thompson has 8 and Delaney has 5. The Hokie's defense has forced 12 turnovers so far which is impressive.

3:27 p.m.- The second half has started! The Hokies start with a quick basket and are playing good defense again. The defense has switched to a man-to-man from that zone they were running in the first half.

3:31 p.m.- Game is tied up again at 39 apiece. Virginia Tech just cannot hit a shot from outside the paint -- of course as I type that Bell hits a three ball. Virginia Tech is now up 42-41 with 16:00 left in the game.

3:34 p.m.- Bell hits another 3-pointer and now Virginia Tech seems to have some momentum. Jeff Allen is calling for a break from the court and seems a bit winded.

3:39 p.m.- Reggie Johnson for Miami has been held to only 3 points so far with 13:45 left in the game. Johnson put up 22 last round so this is a major positive for the Tech defense. With 13:20 left in the game Virginia Tech leads Miami barely 48-46.

3:40 p.m.- I am happy to report a Witcher sighting in this game and Lewis put up a layup for two points. Nice to see Lewis getting some playing time in this ACC Tournament.

3:48 p.m.- The game is still tight with under 10 minutes to play in the game. The Hokies lead by three right now up 51-48 but Virginia Tech is having trouble rebounding. Miami is getting too many second chance opportunities.

3:53 p.m.- Jeff Allen just made a very acrobatic falling shot. Allen is obviously tired but he is playing with a lot of heart right now. With 7:35 left to play, the score is 57-54 Virginia Tech.

3:58 p.m.- Virginia Tech has lost their lead and the game is now tied up with just under 7 minutes left. The score is 57-57.

4:04 p.m.- The momentum is 100 percent towards Miami right now. After the fast start, the Hokies have hit the brakes hard and are having trouble getting back into their rhythm. Miami leads Virginia Tech now 59-57 with 4:30 left.

4:11 p.m.- Jeff Allen just hit the double-double mark getting an offensive rebound. J.T. Thompson just drained a free-throw giving Virginia Tech a lead of 61-59 with 2:50 left.

4:16 p.m.- 1:31 left to play, Miami is up 66-65 on the Hokies. This is crunch time at it's highest right now. Delaney has been completely silent all game due to the zone that Miami has been running so it seems that the game is going to rest on Jeff Allen or Dorenzo Hudson.

4:19 p.m.- 46.7 seconds left, Virginia Tech ball and the possession arrow goes to the Hokies. Jeff Allen and Durand Scott are named the players of the game. The score is still 66-65.

4:20 p.m.- After a scramble underneath the Miami basket Virginia Tech has to foul Miami as the shot clock turns off. Jeff Allen fouls out with 25.7 seconds left in the game. Miami will shoot free-throws. Delaney missed about three shots underneath the basket, really struggling today.

4:22 p.m.- Miami makes both free-throws, Miami is up 68-65. Timeout Virginia Tech.

4:23 p.m.- After the VT timeout, the Hokies go with a questionable playcall to shoot a 3-pointer with Bell. Bell missed it way short and the Hokies have to foul again. Miami is now up 4 points, the game outcome looks bleak for the Hokies.

4:25 p.m.- Delaney throws up an airball with 12 seconds left, that about sums up the day for Malcolm. The Hokies lose to the 12th seeded Hurricanes: 70-65.

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