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CJ Barksdale is the latest to leave Virginia Tech

Buzz Williams's roster will look a lot different than the Virginia Tech roster that James Johnson had last season.  CJ Barksdale becomes the fifth player to leave the program since Williams was hired in March. The Washington Post had the scoop... Forward C.J. Barksdale has informed the Virginia Tech men’s basketball program that he will not be a member of next season’s...
Via SCACC Hoops
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Emelogu to transfer from Virginia Tech

Hiring a coach with a good reputation isn't always a quick fix.  Buzz Williams was well regarded during his time at Marquette, but Williams will face an uphill battle in Blacksburg. On Friday, Mike Barber of the Richmond Times-Dispatch tweeted this... SOURCES: Virginia Tech sophomore guard Ben Emelogu has left the #Hokies basketball program. — Mike Barber (@RTD_MikeBarber...
Via SCACC Hoops
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech hires Buzz Williams

Virginia Tech announced Friday that they have hired Buzz Williams as the new head men’s basketball coach. “I am extremely excited about welcoming Buzz Williams to the Hokie Nation,” director of athletics Whit Babcock said. “Buzz is a proven winner who has earned his way up through the ranks with a strong track record of success. I am confident he will energize our fan...
Via Sports-Glory
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Will the Firing of James Johnson Affect the Status of VT Signee Justin Bibbs?

After a 1-17 stretch to end the season, Virginia Tech parted ways with head coach James Johnson on Monday, marking the end of Johnson’s two-year stint at the helm of the program. An assistant on Seth Greenberg’s staff from 2007 to 2012, Johnson took over in May of 2012, leading the Hokies to a 13-19 record in his first year on the job. The loss of Erick Green, the 2013 ACC Player...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech fires head coach James Johnson after two seasons

Virginia Tech fired men’s basketball coach James Johnson after two seasons and will begin a national search for his replacement, new Athletic Director Whit Babcock announced Monday. Johnson compiled a 22-41 record leading the program, which finished its worst season (9-22) since 1955 after a loss to Miami in the first round of the ACC tournament. The Hokies won just one of their...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech's James Johnson is the first ACC coach to go

After just two seasons on the job, Tech has fired James Johnson. He compiled a 22-41 record, winning just six games in the ACC. If you recall, Johnson actually accepted a job at Clemson, before being hired back less than two weeks later. I have to be honest, I’m not sure what Virginia Tech expected when they fired Seth Greenberg and hired his assistant, James Johnson. If you recall...
Via SCACC Hoops
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech fires James Johnson

Virginia Tech has fired second-year men’s basketball coach James Johnson after a 9-22 season. New Athletic Director, Whit Babcock, fired Johnson after meeting with him and reviewing the past two seasons.  Johnson had a record of 21-41 in his first two season, but struggled in ACC play with a 6-30 record. Johnson was an assistant coach under Seth Greenberg, who was fired in 2012...
Via Sports-Glory
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Hokies end skid, beat Miami 52-45

C.J. Barksdale scored 12 points and Devin Wilson got all 12 of his in the final 3:37 as Virginia Tech ended a 10-game losing streak with a 52-45 victory against Miami, the Hokies' second this season. Wilson, who also had nine assists, also came up with a huge rebound for the Hokies (9-15, 2-10 Atlantic Coast Conference), who hadn't won since beating Maryland-Eastern Shore...
Via AP on Fox
February 15, 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Hokies roll early, beat Md-Eastern Shore 82-66

Jarell Eddie scored 13 of his 17 points in the first half and Virginia Tech used two runs before the intermission to bounce back from a crushing loss by drubbing Maryland-Eastern Shore 82-66 Tuesday. Devin Wilson added 16 points for the Hokies (8-5), who let an eight-point lead slip away in the final five minutes against UNC-Greensboro on Saturday and lost 55-52. There was no chance...
Via AP on Fox
December 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech's Marquis Rankin has decided to leave the team

Marquis Rankin has played this season due to personal reasons and the school has announced Rankin has decided to leave the team.  “I completely support Marquis on his decision, “ Johnson said. “He is an outstanding young man who had to make a difficult choice and I know that he took the time to make sure it was the correct decision. While we will miss not having him on...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Smith with 28, Virginia Tech beats Radford 81-56

Adam Smith scored 28 points to carry Virginia Tech past Radford 81-56 on Friday. Smith's 28 points were his career high as a Virginia Tech player. He scored 32 in a game while at UNC Wilmington before transferring to Virginia Tech before last season. Smith made 9 of 18 from the floor against Radford, including two 3-pointers, and shot 8 of 10 from the free-throw line. The...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech defeats Furman 75-54

Jarell Eddie scored 14 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 75-54 win over Furman on Tuesday. Eddie made 6 of 15 from the floor, including two 3-pointers, and he also grabbed 10 rebounds for his second straight double-double. The Hokies (4-3) also got 13 points from Marshall Wood and 12 points from Will Johnston. Johnston hit four 3-pointers and Wood hit three 3's as the Hokies...
Via AP on Fox
November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Eddie leads Virginia Tech to a 105-92 win over VMI

Jarell Eddie scored 21 points to lead Virginia Tech past Virginia Military Institute 105-92 on Monday. The Hokies (3-1) hit a season-high 11 3-pointers. Eddie tied his career high with five and shot 7 of 12 from the floor overall. He also made both of his free-throw attempts and grabbed six rebounds. Freshman guard Ben Emelogu added 19 points off the bench for the Hokies, and C...
Via AP on Fox
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

Virginia Tech tops West Virginia 87-82

Freshman Ben Emelogu scored a game-high 22 points to lead Virginia Tech past West Virginia 87-82 on Tuesday. Adam Smith added 19 points for the Hokies (1-1), who rallied from a 17-point deficit in the first half. Smith scored seven of Virginia Tech's last nine points. Smith's three-point play with 33.2 seconds to play gave the Hokies an 83-79 lead, and after West Virginia...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Hokies drop opener to USC Upstate 64-63

Virginia Tech's season got off to a rough start as they lost to USC Upstate 64-63 on Saturday.  Virginia Tech did have a couple players missing as neither CJ Barksdale nor Marquis Rankin were in uniform.  It's easy to see there is a country mile between the top of the ACC and the bottom of the ACC. In the Coaches vs Cancer “these games don’t really matter because...
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November 10, 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. ...
Via AP on Fox
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

Hokies' Barksdale suspended 3 games

Virginia Tech has suspended Forward C.J. Barksdale the first three games of the season for a violation of team rules. Coach James Johnson said Monday that Barksdale ''made a bad decision'' but still fits prominently into the Hokies' plans. Johnson did not release any details about Barksdale's actions. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Barksdale averaged 5.6 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Virginia Tech suspends F Barksdale for 1st 3 games

Virginia Tech has suspended Forward C.J. Barksdale the first three games of the season for a violation of team rules. Coach James Johnson said Monday that Barksdale ''made a bad decision'' but still fits prominently into the Hokies' plans. Johnson did not release any details about Barksdale's actions. The 6-foot-8, 235-pound Barksdale averaged 5.6 points...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 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 ...
Via SCACC Hoops
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Young Hokies looking to surprise ACC foes

Virginia Tech's players know not much is expected from the men's basketball team this season. The Hokies no longer have Erick Green, who led the nation in scoring last year at 25.0 points per game. With Green graduated, the media picked the Hokies to finish last in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Jarell Eddie and his teammates can't wait to prove the voters wrong. The...
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 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...
Via The Sports Bank
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss
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