Virginia Tech’s James Johnson tries to keep his head held high

Virginia Tech Coach James Johnson has found a good night’s sleep to be almost as elusive as a win these days. When he makes it to bed, he just tosses and turns. Often, he can only manage to doze off for an hour at a time, watching television and game film to fill the void insomnia has brought on. Mostly, though, that just leaves him more frustrated — at another last-place finish...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Va. Tech hires Whit Babcock as AD, and his first order of business may be ‘the basketball problem’

Virginia Tech has named Whit Babcock as its new athletic director, President Charles Steger announced Friday evening. He will be officially introduced during a news conference next week. Babcock spent the past three years as the athletic director at Cincinnati, where he spearheaded the school’s $86 million renovation and expansion of its football stadium and hired football coach...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Connaugton leads Irish to 70-63 win over Va. Tech

Pat Connaughton scored 21 points, Demetrius Jackson added 13 and Notre Dame ended a three-game losing streak, beating Virginia Tech 70-63 Sunday night. The Irish (11-7, 2-3 ACC) ended their losing streak on a night when former coach Digger Phelps was inducted into the school's Ring of Honor on the 40th anniversary of his second-ranked Notre Dame squad beating UCLA 71-70 to end...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Notes: VMI @ Virginia Tech

VMI at Virginia Tech 11/18/2013 7:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN3 | LIVE STATS  November 17, 2013 Hokies, Keydets renew rivalry in Cassell Coliseum Tech wraps up four-game homestand against VMI Virginia Tech hosts rival VMI in Cassell Coliseum Monday night at 7 p.m. This concludes the Hokies' four-game homestand to open the 2013-14 season.   About Tonight’s Game The Hokies are...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Western Carolina @ Virginia Tech

Western Carolina at Virginia Tech 11/15/2013 7:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN3 | LIVE STATSBLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech basketball coach James Johnson wasn’t shy about hyping his youngest players entering the season. Tuesday against West Virginia, he let their walk back up his talk. “We’re not ordinary freshmen,” guard Ben Emelogu, a team captain, said after scoring a game-high...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

USC Upstate stuns Virginia Tech, 64-63

Babatunde Olumuyiwa's inside basket with 1:52 to play broke a 62-all tie and USC Upstate made it stand up Saturday, beating Virginia Tech 64-63 in the season opener for both teams. The Spartans won for the first time in eight games against a school from the Atlantic Coast Conference as Ty Green scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half and Torrey Craig added 13 points. ...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Notes: USC Upstate @ Virginia Tech

USC Upstate at Virginia Tech 11/9/2013 12:00:00 PM |  TV:ESPN3 USC Upstate at Virginia Tech basketball preview capsule Men's basketball: USC-Upstate at Virginia Tech preview capsule ... Preview: South Carolina Upstate at Virginia Tech | Sports - Home Team Stats Embed This Chart On Your WebsiteVirginia TechNameGPMinsPtsAstsRbdsStlsBlksTOsFG%3P%FT%Off...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech 2013-14 Basketball Preview

Our ACC basketball previews continue today with the Virginia Tech Hokies. ACC Season Previews Boston College |  Clemson |  Duke |  FSU |  Georgia Tech Maryland |  Miami |  North Carolina |  NC State |  Notre Dame Pittsburgh |  Syracuse |  Virginia |  Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Season Preview ...
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November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

#108 Virginia Tech Hokies: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s fourth annual college basketball season preview series where we break 111 teams in the 111 days leading up to the opening tip-off of the 2013-2014 season.  We will rank the 84 power conference teams (including the new Big East and American Athletic Conferences) and top 27 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers...
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July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Projected 2013-14 Lineup: Virginia Tech Hokies

Last year the Virginia Tech Hokies were not a good team and that was with the scoring monster Erick Green leading the way. Maybe this will be a classic case of…big star gone, team becomes an actual team and plays better as a group. On the other hand, the Hokies could continue to struggle as head coach James Johnson breaks in seven new faces and a new-look fast pace VCU style press...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Depressing Hokie Basketball Season Gives Little Hope for 2013

Depressing Hokie Basketball Season Gives Little Hope for 2013Mercifully, the Hokies’ basketball season is finally over. NC State ousted Tech in the first round of the ACC tournament by beating the Hokies 80-63 to end James Johnson’s painful, puzzling first season. Courtesy of the Daily Press It’s safe to say that nobody was expecting greatness after Seth Greenburg’s departure...
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March 20, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 2/21 with Game Sim Predictions

Only one game in ACC action tonight as Duke travels to Blacksburg to take on Virginia Tech.  Duke is coming off a loss at Maryland, so it should be interesting to see what, if any, adjustments are made.  The number one task for the Blue Devils will be to figure out a way to slow down Erick Green.  Look for Rasheed Sulaimon to start out on Green and expect to see a lot of Tyler Thornton...
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February 21, 2013  |  Discuss

ACC Losses Help Hokie Hoops

ACC Losses Help Hokie HoopsIt’s truly difficult for two consecutive losses to be encouraging for a college basketball team these days. Yet, the Hokies have to find some solace in their spirited losses to Miami and North Carolina last week, despite the depressing final outcomes. Courtesy of After the recent poor defensive performance I alluded to last week, James...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Virginia @ Virginia Tech

Virginia at Virginia Tech Date 1/24/2013 8:00:00 PMLive StatsLinkTV ACCN Team Stats Advantage Virginia TechAdvantage VirginiaFG %  FT %  3 PT %     2 PT %   3/FG   Four FactorseFG%   TO%   O Reb %      D Reb %      FT Rate     Defensive Allowed3 PT %   2 PT %      TO%      Embed This Chart On Your WebsiteMatchup Simulation...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Hokies’ Loss Will Show What Team’s Made Of

Hokies’ Loss Will Show What Team’s Made OfAfter a 1-2 stretch following the Hokies’ spectacular 7-0 start, the honeymoon period in the James Johnson era seems to be over. While it was thrilling while it lasted, and probably earned a lot of goodwill from a fan base that might have been indifferent towards this team otherwise, it’s probably for the best. Now that they’ve...
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December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Game Notes: VMI @ Virginia Tech

VMI at Virginia Tech Date 11/15/2012 7:00:00 PMLive StatsLinkTV ESPN3 Team Stats Embed This Chart On Your Website On Thursday night the mini-keydets head to the Cassell to take on the Hokies.  The two military schools (of sorts) do battle for the 130th time.  Tech, as you’d expect, holds a significant home court advantage – 51-10 all time vs vmi at home, though many...
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November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

ACC Morning Linkfest 11/13

The ACC went 5-0 on Monday night with only Virginia being tested seriously.  The Cavaliers still managed to win by 9 points, opening the game up late. One thing I'd like to start doing when available is giving you a look into the postgame audio/video.  That along with the box scores and other links below should give you the complete picture of what happened around the ACC last...
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November 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech Hokies 2012-13 Basketball Preview

Our Virginia Tech writer @hokieguru gives his Virginia Tech basketball preview. ACC Season Previews Boston College |  Miami | Clemson | Virginia Tech Virginia Tech Season Preview Record Last Season 16 - 17, 5 - 13 ACC ...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

#104 Virginia Tech Hokies: College Basketball 111 in 111

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season. We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Game Notes: Virginia Tech @ Duke

Virginia Tech at Duke Date 3/9/2012 7:00:00 PMLive StatsLinkTV ESPN2/ACC Network Team Stats Embed This Chart On Your WebsiteMore Stat ComparisonsMore Team StatsEfficiency Predicted Final ScoreDuke 71 Virginia Tech 65Matchup Simulation StatsThis game has been simulated 111 times.DU (2012) has won 88 times (79.3% of the time), won by > 20 pts 17 times (15.3% of the time)VT...
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March 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Hokies's resilience knocks out Clemson

ATLANTA --- Few observers would have been all that surprised had Virginia Tech's basketball team simply wilted at any point in the last six weeks. The Hokies essentially wrote the book this season on how to lose close games. Fluke plays, bad plays, and just not having enough reared their ugly heads too often. Yet, somehow coach Seth Greenberg kept his team's will and desire...
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March 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Hokie Hoops vs. Klempson

OK, it's official now. Anytime a basketball post is written on this site, the Hokies immediately lose. Then again, losing may be a direct result of us, ummm, well you know, SUCKING.Since the last post, we are now 0-2 with close losses to UVA and Duke. We'll speak a bit more on that after the jump, but for now, let's take a moment to reflect this season. OK. Thanks for...
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March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Duke Enters Hostile Cassell Coliseum Tonight

After a disappointing showing against St. John’s, the Duke Blue Devils look to get back in a groove against the Virginia Tech Hokies.  In their last game on Saturday, Duke jumped out to 22 point lead only to let St. John’s back into the game, having to then knock down free throws to close it out.  Mason Plumlee continued his good play with a 15 point, 17 rebound performance...
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February 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech: Where Do We Go From Here?

The Hokies entered the ACC season with 11-3 record, and I think most ACC followers felt Virginia Tech could be a fringe NCAA tournament team. A disappointing and rather surprising 0-3 ACC start has the Hokies not thinking about the NCAAs, but of how they can crawl out of last place in the conferece. Our resident Virgina Tech expert @HokieGuru, appropriately asks the question “Where...
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January 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech beats Rhode Island 78-67

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Erick Green scored 18 of 24 points in the second half to lead Virginia Tech to a 78-67 non-conference victory over struggling Rhode Island Wednesday night. Jarrell Eddie added 15 points and six rebounds and Cadarian Raines came off the bench with 12 as the Hokies (6-3) broke a two-game losing streak. The loss was URI's fifth in a row and sent the Rams...
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December 07, 2011  |  Discuss
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