Hokies fall to FSU

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.

hokiesports.com box score

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  1. One of the many things I liked about Greenberg is that he didn’t accept excuses. Reporters sometimes offered up excuses as factors the Hokies might not be able to win in pre-game interviews or as reasons for losses, but he was always quick to shoot them down. He expected his teams to win and set that expectation with the players.

  2. Lets put the blame where it belongs. This team has no direction. You don’t fire the players!

    1. Worst Hokie Basketball team team in school history!! Worse than Stokes’ team…….We wouldn’t finish in top half of the worst D1 conference. If you disagree, feed us your line of wishful thinking. Time to blow this thing up and move on.

  3. “Virginia Tech was hammered by Florida State 70-50 on Wednesday night in Tallahassee.”

    It’s funny, if you listened to the post game on the radio last night you would thought the Hokies played one of their better games of the season and were just outmanned (because of our injuries and sicknesses). You definitely didn’t hear any words synonymous to “hammered”!!

  4. Eddie showed last year he faded in the second half. This should not surprise. FTs come down to who is shooting them. And lately it has been JVZ and Wilson…neither one of them reliable. If Eddie actually drew fouls…..

    1. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a VT player regress like Jarrell Eddie has regressed these last two years. He was much better as a sophomore than he is now. Usually players get better as they gain more experience, but for some reason it’s been the opposite for him. I feel for the kid, because I know he’s trying.

      1. I think it’s because Jarrell Eddie is like origami: folds under pressure. Back as an underclassman he had more help around him, so the pressure was lesser for him to produce points. Now that he’s fallen into the leading scorer roll, he’s cracking under the pressure and getting in his own head. Kids “fix” that in their own ways, so it’s up to JJ to figure out what the solution is for Eddie. But given that it’s been going on for so long now, my guess is there will be no solution as the losses (and therefore pressure) keep piling up.

        1. But yet, he showed such promise in the OT win versus Miami this year. I thought he had turned the corner and more clutch play was in store for this season.

  5. FSU scored 21 points at the line, we scored 3. FSU shot 84% at the line, we shot 33%. How fast, how talented, how good on defense the other team is really does not matter at the free throw line. It is hard for me to imagine that these kids are just this bad, they had to be fairly good just to get on the team. Time for JJ to bring in a sports psychologist. Something going on inside their heads IMO.

    1. On one level I’m definitely sympathetic. On another I don’t feel bad because these kids don’t put enough effort into the game, particularly defense.

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