July 13, 2024


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#16 Virginia Tech Hokies Men’s Basketball Travels to Syracuse to Take on the Orange

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Celebrating wins – will we use burnt Orange in Syracuse?

Western New York Point out in this article come the Hokies

We can say from knowledge of daily life that Western New York Point out in the middle of Winter season is not for the faint of coronary heart. The snow can be deep (although this calendar year it hasn’t been horrible) and the climate is typically cloudy and chilly.

Exactly where are the Orange, anyway? Report smart, not geographical reference sensible.

Perfectly, the Orange are smack dab in the bottom of the middle third of the ACC teams. Their in general file is basically not terrible at 8-4, but they are powering the electricity curve in the ACC at 2-3.

For regardless of what rationale the Hokies are 2 14 stage canines in this matchup in some of the early Sensible Person rankings. That may possibly transform as matters solidify, but there is a distinct lack of that form of strength guiding the Hokies who are new to prolonged operates in the Top 25 match, and Syracuse would seem to be on some sort of advancement streak. Their past sport was a sound gain above Miami (83 – 57) but that adopted their 2nd reduction to Pitt (96 – 76). A team with that degree of inconsistency can be susceptible.

The Orange do carry some broad based mostly scoring figures to the blend.

Their team leaders Ahead Quincy Guerrier and Guard Joseph Girard III have excellent support from the discipline by the remainder of the crew. Syracuse seems to be ready to place up some large factors, and pull down some severe boards. ‘Cuse is major Tech in overall rebounds. Tech’s ball handling will also grow to be an difficulty if the staff is not watchful. The Hokies are inclined to 2nd fifty percent slumps and turning the ball above. In the two conditions they’ll have to lower their issues in order to notch their future ACC earn.

The game is routine for noon on Saturday January 23. (That’s tomorrow for the calendar challenged – like me.) It’s hunting like the broadcast will be on Regional Athletics Community, so it is most likely to be on 1 of the other university basketball covering channels. So, no sweating not getting the ACCNetwork for Xfinity consumers.

It is going to be a challenging outing for the Hokies. No subject what the wiseguys could say, Tech need to get this one particular, but it’s not going to be a run away except there is some type of breakdown on the Syracuse side of the courtroom.

We’ll see what comes about with Mike Young’s crew. It’s only his second 12 months with the plan and he’s already functioning a rated group. That’s cause more than enough to rejoice, but the Hokies need to have to gain on Saturday to stay there.

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