Hokies blow by Winthrop


Virginia Tech got a career-high 34 points from Jarell Eddie and beat Winthrop 81-63 in Cassell Coliseum on Tuesday night.  The Hokies are now 6-3 on the season, while the Eagles dropped to 5-2.

Eddie played an extremely efficient game offensively.  He was 13-of-18 from the field, 6-of-8 from three-point range, and he also made both of his free throws while pulling down seven rebounds in 37 minutes.

The big game from Eddie was needed, as the Hokies were without Adam Smith (calf) and Ben Emelogu (concussion).  They are Tech’s second and third leading scorers, but fortunately their absence was not felt in the win-loss column on Tuesday night.

The Hokies shot 60.4% from the field for the game, including a staggering 70% in the second half.  They went 9-of-20 from three-point range as a team, and they outrebounded a much smaller Winthrop team 37-22.

Tech also got good performances from a few other players…

Devin Wilson: 11 points, 8 assists
C.J. Barksdale: 13 points, 6 rebounds
Joey van Zegeren: 9 points, 7 rebounds, 2 blocks

Cadarian Raines finally got back into the action, recording eight points and four rebounds in 15 minutes.

Virginia Tech will play their first ACC game of the season on Sunday when they take on Miami in Coral Gables.  Tipoff is scheduled for 12:30pm, and the game will be televised by ESPNU.

Box Score (HokieSports.com)

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  1. When I found out Smith was also out for this game, I chalked it up to a loss. When Winthrop got to 1 point difference in 2nd half, I thought the writing was on the wall. But to just pull away and dominate down the stretch was very impressive. Very proud about this win – I think we finally have some depth. And Eddie was simply H!-U!-G!-E! – he couldn’t miss. We will still take our lumps in the ACC this year, but we are very exciting to watch, and I’m encouraged about the future.

    1. It will come, he is talented. Its asking a lot for a freshman to come in and play point, running the team. Unfortunately ACC play is going to make the learning even tougher, but it will also make it better. Look forward to seeing how well he plays next year.

  2. Big game against Miami, they are very beatable and we are going to need all the conf wins we can get!

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