Previewing Virginia Tech

Previewing Virginia Tech

Point guard Erick Green and Virginia Tech come to Raleigh looking to upset the Wolfpack. Here is a quick preview of the Hokies.

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    PROJECTED STARTERS
    G 11 Erick Green (6-4, Sr.) 25.2 ppg, 3.9 apg
    G 01 Robert Brown (6-5, So.) 8.9 ppg, 2.6 rpg
    F 13 Jarrell Eddie (6-7, Jr.) 12.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg
    F 42 C.J. Barksdale (6-8, So.) 4.5 ppg, 4.5 rpg
    F 04 Cadarian Raines (6-9, R-Jr.) 7.0 ppg, 6.7 rpg

    STAR WATCH
    Erick Green -- Green is the best scorer in the ACC right now, and it isn't even close. He puts up points in a variety of ways and even though Virginia Tech has struggled this year he is the type of talent that can win a game anytime he takes the court.


    Virginia Tech Notables

    Last Time Out
    Virginia 73, VT 55 The Hokies lost at Virginia, 73-55, on Tuesday night in JPJA ... Erick Green was the only Hokie in double figures, scoring 22 points, 21 of which came in the second half ... Tech turned the ball over just nine times and rebounds were even at 33 each, but Tech shot just 34.6 percent from the field and 57.9 percent from the line in the loss.

    Leading the Way
    Erick Green enters today's game leading the nation in scoring, averaging 25.2 points per game ... Only one other ACC player has led the nation in scoring, South Carolina's Grady Wallace led the nation in scoring (31.2 ppg) in the 1956-57 season ... Green is also leading the ACC in scoring ... Only one Hokie, Malcolm Delaney, has ever led the ACC in scoring ... Delaney averaged 20.2 ppg in the 2010 season ... The last ACC player to average more than 25 points per game in a season was J.J. Redick of Duke, who averaged 26.8 ppg as a senior in 2006 ... Green is the leading active career scorer in the ACC at this point.

    The Series vs. NC State
    The Wolfpack lead the all-time series, 35-14 … NC State won the last meeting, 70-58, in Cassell Coliseum last season … Tech is 4-19 in road games in the series and 2-3 in the PNC Arena … The Hokies are 5-7 against NC State since joining the ACC and 5-6 in ACC regular season games ... Tech is 6-28 against NCSU in all conference games, including Southern Conference games.

    Low Board Totals
    In the Hokies' loss to Virginia, Tech outrebounded the Cavaliers, 32-24 ... The 56 total rebounds is a season low ... The 24 total rebounds by UVa are the fewest rebounds allowed by the Hokies since Tech allowed the Cavaliers 24 rebounds in the Hokies' home loss to UVa last season ... The last time Tech allowed less than 24 rebounds in a game was on Feb. 12, 2012, when the Hokies allowed Boston College 19 rebounds in a home win over the Eagles.

    Four Doubles is Rare
    When C.J. Barksdale recorded his first career double-double in the overtime win at Georgia Tech, he became the fourth Hokie to record a double-double this season (and the third to record his first career double-double this season) ... This is the first season since the 2007-08 season that four different Hokies have recorded a double-double (J.T. Thompson, Jeff Allen, A.D. Vassallo and Deron Washington) ... That season was the third-consecutive year that the Hokies had four players record double-doubles.

    Interesting Free Throw Note
    In the Hokies' win over Wake Forest, Tech made eight of 16 free throw attempts, for 50 percent from the line ... The last time Tech shot 50 percent or worse from the line and won that basketball game came on Feb. 26, 2011 in Cassell Coliseum, when the Hokies made just eight of 19 attempts from the line and defeated No. 1 Duke, 64-60.

    Hokies' All-Time Record
    Virginia Tech is now 1355-1121 all-time in collegiate basketball, good for a .547 winning percentage ... This is the Hokies' 104th season of men's basketball.

    Hokies vs. Ranked Teams
    With the loss to No. 14/15 Miami, the Hokies are 13-40 against nationally ranked teams since joining the ACC for the 2004-05 season ... Tech is 30-148 all-time against teams ranked in the AP poll ... Tech is 1-1 against ranked teams this season ... These numbers are only for teams ranked in the AP poll.


    Virginia Tech athletics contributed to this report.

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