Green Gets His Points, but Tech’s Slide Continues

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Erick Green

I’ve avoided discussing basketball in articles recently.  As depressing as they would be for you to read, they are even more depressing to actually write.  That said, we’ve avoided the topic for too long, and today we’ll cover several different subjects.

Getting Green his Points

Recently there has come a time in each game where I’ve found myself thinking: “Okay, this one’s over.  The rest of this game, and probably the season, is all about getting Erick Green his points.”

Sadly, that’s what it’s come to.  I want Erick Green to score as many points as possible.  I’d love to see the Hokies win in the process, but speaking realistically, that’s just not going to happen.  In fact, it might not happen for the rest of the season.  If the Hokies are going to have a terrible year, at least we can have something to hang our hats on.  That something is Erick Green .

Green had a rough night shooting the basketball last night, and he only finished with 22 points.  Newsflash: if you score 22 points in a game and that actually lowers your season average, that means you’ve been playing at a very high level.

Virginia Tech likely has eight games remaining, assuming they are eliminated in their opening ACC Tournament game.  Let’s pretend that Green plays in all eight of those games, but he doesn’t score a point in any of them.  He would still finish the season with an average of 18.9 points per game.  Mason Plumlee, the ACC’s second leading scorer, currently averages 18.2 points per game.  If Green didn’t score the