Virginia Tech Basketball: 3 takeaways from disastrous loss at Wake Forest

It was a tough game for the Virginia Tech men's basketball team from the start in an 86-63 ACC loss at Wake Forest Saturday.
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Virginia Tech's offense lacked flow and confidence

From the first possession of the game until the final one, it was a rough day on the offensive end for Virginia Tech. From turnovers, to missed shots, to frustrating offensive fouls, it was an afternoon to forget. It's no secret that the Hokies rely on Hunter Cattoor and the 3-point shot, but Wake Forest did a good job of running him off the 3-point line of forcing a contested shot. He was fouled on a 3-point attempt in the first half and made all three free throws, while it appears that Young avoided another injury after Cattoor turned his ankle coming down.

Virginia Tech shot 5-for-16 from beyond the arc and didn't make their first 3-pointer until 14:42 remained in the game when Robbie Beran made his first of two from the wing. Cattoor, Pedulla and Tyler Nickel each made one in the second half. If there was one bright spot, it continues to be Lynn Kidd on the offensive end. He finished tied with Cattoor with a team-high 14 points and was able to. finish strong around the basket. He even showed off his mid-range game with a couple of jumpers.

It's going to be a long week of practice for the Hokies until they get to Tallahassee next weekend. It's unlikely Wake Forest puts up 80 points a night, but it is concerning how easy their baskets were and how tough they made it for Virginia Tech on the offensive end.