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 got a strong second half offensively

In some games this season, the second half has been a struggle for Virginia Tech. Losses at Notre Dame and Pittsburgh last month on the road were games that were there for the taking, but second-half implosions hurt. The same thing in Miami in early February. That changed for the second straight home game after they blew Virginia out two weeks at home in the second half.

Cattoor scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half, Kidd had 14 points in the final 20 minutes and Pedulla had eight. The 3-ball was falling for Cattoor who knocked down five in the game, Pedulla drilled a key one in the second half and Kidd and Poteat were able to finish at the rim with ease. Kidd finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. There have been times this season where the Hokies have had their opponent put up 40 or more points, but against the Demon Deacons, the role was reversed and the Hokies were the beneficiary of the ball going through the basket.

Virginia Tech has two regular season games remaining, Tuesday at Louisville before closing out the regular season against Notre Dame next Saturday at home.

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