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

© David Butler II-Usa Nowadays Sporting activities Celebrating wins – will we wear burnt Orange

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© David Butler II-Usa Nowadays Sporting activities
Celebrating wins – will we wear burnt Orange in Syracuse?

Western New York Point out in this article appear the Hokies

We can say from practical experience of daily life that Western New York Point out in the middle of Winter is not for the faint of heart. The snow can be deep (while this yr it hasn’t been terrible) and the climate is normally cloudy and cold.

Where are the Orange, in any case? History clever, not geographical reference smart.

Perfectly, the Orange are smack dab in the bottom of the center 3rd of the ACC groups. Their in general document is actually not horrible at 8-4, but they are powering the electricity curve in the ACC at 2-3.

For whichever purpose the Hokies are 2 14 level puppies in this matchup in some of the early Smart Guy rankings. That may well alter as items solidify, but there is a unique deficiency of that form of strength behind the Hokies who are new to extended operates in the Best 25 activity, and Syracuse seems to be on some form of improvement streak. Their final game was a sound get over Miami (83 – 57) but that adopted their 2nd decline to Pitt (96 – 76). A crew with that degree of inconsistency can be susceptible.

The Orange do provide some broad based scoring numbers to the combine.

Their workforce leaders Forward Quincy Guerrier and Guard Joseph Girard III have very good assistance from the discipline by the remainder of the staff. Syracuse appears to be ready to place up some massive points, and pull down some significant boards. ‘Cuse is primary Tech in overall rebounds. Tech’s ball handling will also come to be an problem if the staff is not cautious. The Hokies are vulnerable to 2nd 50 percent slumps and turning the ball over. In both instances they’ll have to decrease their issues in get to notch their subsequent ACC win.

The activity is plan for midday on Saturday January 23. (That’s tomorrow for the calendar challenged – like me.) It is on the lookout like the broadcast will be on Regional Athletics Community, so it is most likely to be on 1 of the other university basketball masking channels. So, no sweating not having the ACCNetwork for Xfinity customers.

It’s likely to be a hard outing for the Hokies. No matter what the wiseguys could say, Tech really should get this just one, but it is not going to be a run away unless there is some form of breakdown on the Syracuse facet of the court docket.

We’ll see what occurs with Mike Young’s crew. It’s only his second 12 months with the program and he’s already jogging a ranked workforce. That is explanation enough to celebrate, but the Hokies require to win on Saturday to stay there.

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