The Hokies played their worst game of the season and got blown out by Colorado State 88-52 in Las Vegas on Sunday night. Tech dropped to 9-3 on the season with the loss, while the Rams improved to 10-2.
Erick Green was Virginia Tech’s offense, scoring 26 points on 10-of-21 shooting. Of Tech’s four assists during the game, Green had three of them. He has now scored 20 or more points in all 12 games this season, and currently leads the nation in scoring.
Jarell Eddie chipped in with 10 points on 4-of-10 shooting, but he was the only other Hokie to reach double figures. Robert Brown suffered through a miserable trip to Las Vegas. He failed to score in both games this weekend, and even managed to airball a free throw on Sunday night.
Cadarian Raines failed to score in two games last week against Mississippi Valley State and Georgia Southern, but rebounded with a big 16-point, 9-rebound effort on Saturday night against Bradley. However, he was a no-show again on Sunday night, finishing with just two points.
Colorado State continuously beat Virginia Tech’s traps and double teams and shot the lights out from the outside, going 11-of-24 from three-point range. They turned what was a six-point game at halftime into a complete blowout.
Virginia Tech returns to action on Saturday, December 29 when they travel to Salt Lake City to take on BYU. Tipoff is scheduled for 2pm, and the game will be televised by ESPNU.