I don’t think anybody saw Saturday’s loss to Georgia Southern coming. Jarell Eddie admitted as much after the game.
“We weren’t expecting to lose that game at all, especially at home,” Eddie said following the disappointing loss.
I sure didn’t see it coming. I was confident that the Hokies were going to be 9-1 heading into their trip to Las Vegas.
I can’t comment too much on Saturday’s game, because I didn’t see all of it. I attended a wedding during the game, and could only catch the first four minutes, and about the last 15 minutes. However, the Marshall Wood injury and a glance at certain statistic gives us some things to talk about.
Wood’s Loss Creates More Depth Issues
Marshall Wood didn’t get the memo. Wood fractured his third metatarsal on Saturday against Georgia Southern. He forgot that the “Official Injury of Virginia Tech Basketball” is supposed to be a fractured fifth metatarsal. Isn’t that just like a freshman?
All kidding aside, with Wood out indefinitely, it creates more depth problems for a team that already had plenty of those issues. The Hokies are now down to just seven scholarship players, and right now they aren’t getting consistent performances from a couple of them.
Before we get to that, let’s talk about Wood. The true freshman was averaging 5.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game from his power forward position. Although his jumpers haven’t been falling, it’s clear he has a nice stroke as evidenced by 71.9% mark from the charity stripe. He’s active on the glass, he runs the court well, and he’s a very good athlete. He can be a very good player for Virginia Tech, but unfortunately this injury will set him back.
Though the injury won’t require surgery, and Wood is expected...
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