Virginia Tech was hammered by Florida State 70-50 on Wednesday night in Tallahassee. Tech dropped to 8-14 overall and 1-9 in ACC play. The Seminoles are now 14-8 overall and 5-5 in the ACC.
The Hokies lost their fourth consecutive game by 20 or more points…
65-45 L to UVA
76-52 L to BC
80-60 L to Maryland
70-50 L to FSU
Tech has failed to score 60 points in three of the last four games. They have now lost nine in a row and 11 of the last 12.
Cadarian Raines led Tech with 13 points, while Will Johnston added 12 points while going 4-of-7 from three-point range. Jarell Eddie struggled again, going just 3-of-14 from the field and 1-of-7 from three-point range. He had seven points.
As a team, the Hokies shot 21-of-61 (34.4%) from the field, 5-of-21 (23.8%) from the three-point line, and they were just 3-of-9 (33.3%) from the free throw line. Joey van Zegeren finished with nine rebounds, including five on the offensive end. However, he did not score and fouled out in 23 minutes.
This was a five point game with under four minutes left in the first half. However, the Seminoles closed the half on an 8-2 run to take a 31-20 lead into halftime. From there, they steadily increased their lead in the second half.
Tech returns to action on Saturday when they take on #25 Pitt on the road. Tipoff is scheduled for noon, and the game will be televised by RSN. Check your local listings.