Dec 22, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Buzz Williams instructs guard Justin Bibbs (10) during a time out in the second half against the Virginia Military Keydets at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports
The Virginia Tech Hokies’ football team got the job done in Annapolis, Maryland, but the day wasn’t done just yet with Buzz Williams and his Virginia Tech Hokies’ men’s basketball team looking to finish off the day well for Virginia Tech athletics. Most expected that to be the case especially since the Hokies were taking on the Presbyterian Blue Hose.
Unsurprisingly, the Hokies cruised to a fairly easy victory over Presbyterian.
Virginia Tech defeated Presbyterian 87-65 in a game that they dominated the whole time. Virginia Tech extended their winning streak to four, and improved their record to 8-4 though that record could go downhill quickly with 5 of Virginia Tech’s next 7 games against teams currently ranked in the top 20 of the AP Poll.
Ahmed Hill is playing better and better, and his progress is showing with Hill having a career high 18 points along with 6 rebounds. Hill was agressive attacking the rim, and then got the job from the free thow line as he shot 5 of 9 from the field and 8 of 11 from the free throwing line. Hill is gaining more confidene at the right time with the toughest part of the schedule about to start.
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Overall, the Hokies were better from the free throw line shooting 19 of 27 from the charity stripe which is definitely progress compared to previous games. Hill was a big reason for this along with Joey Van Zegeren w3 points in this game and was also 3 of 4 from the free throw line which is probably the best he has shot from the free throw line in his career.
Jalen Hudson is really starting to hit his groove with a career high 15 points off the bench. Hudson did pick up four fouls in this game, but Hudson is not a guy that you usually have to worry about foul trouble with too much. Hudson is proving more and more that he is a very talented player who could crack the starting lineup before the end of the season.
Virginia Tech had too many turnovers in this game with 13 though that number should have been lower if it wasn’t for the 9 turnovers in the first half. Virginia Tech was better on the glass as they won the rebounding battle against Presbyterian 38-30 including 11 offensive rebounds. A large part of that was due to Adam Smith having 7 rebounds, and Justin Bibbs and Ahmed Hill having 6 rebounds each.
The Hokies now will start facing some really tough games with Virginia Tech preparing for a trip to Morgantown on December 30th to take on West Virginia.
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