Top Basketball Games of the Decade: #11 through #15

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There have been a lot more great basketball games than great football games
over the last decade. That’s partly because there have been more basketball
games in general, and partly because ACC basketball games are generally very
close. Some very close games, including plenty that came down to the final
possession, did not make this list.

Because there have been so many basketball games, the list has been expanded
from 10 to 15. Today we’ll take a look at #11 through #15.

#15: February 10, 2007 – Virginia Tech 84, Virginia 57

This hardly qualifies as a good game. The Hokies took the Hoos to the
woodshed from the opening tip. This game was never close, and Tech beat UVA in
every single phase of the game. This game is included as one of the top games of
the decade because of who the Hokies beat and how much they beat them by.

Tech was considered a laughingstock in hoops by UVA fans for many years.
Beating up on the Hoos by 27 points in Cassell Coliseum is a good way to respond
to that criticism. The best thing of all is that the Hokies did it without
Zabian Dowdell, who got in foul trouble early and only scored five points in 15
minutes.

No Dowdell, no problem. Deron Washington and A.D. Vassallo had no problems
picking up the slack. Washington 22 points and 10 rebounds, while Vassallo added
22 points and eight rebounds. Jamon Gordon posted a great line, as usual: 15
points, 6 assists and 5 steals. Coleman Collins only had six points and four
rebounds, but he blocked six shots.

IVirginia scored the first basket of the game, but that was their only lead of
the game. The Hokies quickly went on a 21-4 run, which was started by two Jamon
Gordon jumpers. At that point the rout was on, and much of the game was a dunk
fest for Deron Washington and others. The Hokies scored in transition, they
scored in the halfcourt, and they played defense. It was a complete game.

Tech had to face the

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