BLACKSBURG – After almost capturing the Charleston Basic championship final week, the Hokies will return dwelling on Friday night time in opposition to Charleston Southern to defend its unbeaten dwelling file.
Friday, Nov. 25 | 8 p.m. ET
Cassell Coliseum (Blacksburg, Va.)
vs. Charleston Southern
Sequence: VT leads 6-0
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Virginia Tech is 6-0 all-time in opposition to Charleston Southern, profitable by a mean of 27.2 factors per recreation.
The Hokies and the Buccaneers have met 5 instances inside Cassell Coliseum, together with the latest contest – an 87-59 Tech victory on Dec. 20, 2016.
CSU head coach Barclay Radebaugh and Tech head coach Mike Younger (at Wofford) have squared off twice head-to-head, with every profitable at dwelling.
J-MUTTY NAMED TO ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Virginia Tech ahead Justyn Mutts was named to the Shriners Kids’s Charleston Basic All- Event Group after averaging a double-double.
The senior contributed 12.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg, whereas capturing 56.7% from the ground.
He performed in 112:06 of the attainable 120 minutes (93.1%).
Following Tech’s three-game stint in Charleston, head coach Mike Younger has gained some readability on the outlook of this 12 months’s group.
“I informed them I had some considerations [entering the tournament],” Younger mentioned of his group. “Nothing egregious, nothing evident after our first three video games. I wanted to see some warmth on their bottom and see how they’d reply. The brand new guys, Maddox and Pedulla in several roles. Three video games right here, we noticed a variety of totally different conditions, we performed three good ball groups and I am extra satisfied now than once we started the trek to the low nation about our group’s toughness, our group’s resolve and our group’s skill to win a variety of video games.”
VALUE THE BALL
An emphasis in Coach Younger’s system is valuing the basketball, thus limiting turnovers.
Via six video games, the Hokies are averaging 8.3 turnovers per recreation, which ranks fourth within the nation and first within the ACC.