3 takeaways from Virginia Tech's enormous second half comeback win over Wake Forest

Down nine at halftime, the Hokies outscore the Demon Deacons 50-30 in the second half for a big ACC win at home.

Mar 2, 2024; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons guard Hunter Sallis (23) drives to
Mar 2, 2024; Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Wake Forest Demon Deacons guard Hunter Sallis (23) drives to / Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
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Virginia Tech guards play strong game

Young only played seven players with Tyler Nickel and Mylyjael Poteat the only bench players to see the floor and the Hokies guard had one of their better games as a unit this season. Virginia Tech had 10 turnovers, but the four guards combined for just four of those, which is a huge turnaround from the first matchup in Winston-Salem back in December. Not only handling the ball, but they spread it around with Sean Pedulla having six assists, MJ Collins five and Hunter Cattoor and Nickel had two each.

A lot of the assists they got were to Poteat and Kidd around the basket. In fact, in the second half, a lot of the baskets for Kidd and Poteat were dunks and uncontested dunks at that. Even Robbie Beran had a finish around the basket. In the first matchup at Wake Forest, Virginia Tech struggled with the Demon Deacons pressure and it allowed the game to get away from them before halftime. Saturday night, playing at home, the Hokies were able to handle the pressure much better and it paid off as the game went along.