Welcome To Miami – Hokies Dropped By Canes

Posted: February 9, 2012 in Men's Basketball

The Hokies have lost eight of their last 10 games and are hovering right around .500 on the season overall.  If you can’t tell, Tech lost tonight to the Hurricanes of Miami.  The final was 65-49.

This was an easy game to figure out and anyone who follows Virginia Tech hoops could have predicted this outcome.

Can you guess what Miami has that Virginia Tech doesn’t?

NCAA trouble?  Strippers on a yacht?  An attendance of what looked all of 1,000?

All good guesses.

The correct answer was size, though.  Miami is a huge team while Virginia Tech is not.

Between Reggie Johnson (6″10, 284 lbs) and Kenny Kadji (6″11, 251 lbs), Tech was was undersized to compete down the stretch.  Johnson and Kadji would post up down low and take it right to Davila, Raines, and Barksdale.  Hell, Johnson even hit a 3-pointer against the Hokies tonight.  That’s his second 3-pointer made EVER in his career.

It was that kind of night for Tech.

Erick Green led Tech in scoring by dropping 17 points and grabbing five rebounds.  He was the only Hokie to score in double digits tonight.  The next closest was Dorenzo Hudson with eight points off the bench.

Tech could have been in this game if they had executed better and been more careful.  10 turnovers in the first half is not a recipe for success.  It also doesn’t help when you have more turnovers in the game than assists (14 to 10).  Combine that with 37 percent shooting from the field and that will usually be the game right there.

Miami hit shots and was more careful with the ball than Tech was tonight and that was the difference.  There’s not a whole lot Seth Greenberg can do when the team turns the ball over so much and just straight up can’t hit shots.

You might want to start ordering your CBI tickets Tech fans.  That is, if you want to even bother going to watch that post-season play.  I don’t blame you if you don’t.

Up next for the Hokies: Boston College at Cassell this Sunday at 6 PM.

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