Despite a good first half, Virginia Tech fell to Maryland 64-47 on Tuesday night. The Hokies led 29-28 at halftime, but were outscored 36-18 in the second half. Tech fell to 9-20 overall, and 2-15 in the ACC. It marks the first time since 1955 that the Hokies have lost 20 games in a season. Maryland improved to 16-14 overall and 8-9 in the ACC with the win.
Tech came out strong in this game, as Maryland only made 11 field goals in the first half. However, the big difference was Virginia Tech’s offense from the first half to the second half. The Hokies scored 29 points in the first half and shot 37% from the field and 50% from three-point range. In the second half, they only scored 18 points while shooting 22.7% from the field and 12.5% from three-point range.
Virginia Tech got a career-high 14 points and nine rebounds from Joey van Zegeren. He had just two points and no rebounds in Tech’s last game against UNC, so it was good to see him get back on track. Jarell Eddie also added 14 points and five rebounds.
Freshman forward Trevor Thompson had six points and 10 rebounds, but he also had seven of Tech’s 17 turnovers. Freshman guard Devin Wilson only had five points on 1-of-10 shooting. He had four assists and four turnovers.
The Hokies return to action this Saturday against Georgia Tech. Though the Yellow Jackets have had a down season, they did knock off Syracuse on Tuesday night in the Carrier Dome. Tipoff is scheduled for 2pm, and the game will be televised by ESPN2.
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