Erick Green scores 29 points as the Hokies beat Clemson 69-61. Berman’s game story is here.
My column should be posted soon. I’ll link it then (update: Here it is). You will be shocked to learn I wrote about Green.
HALFTIME: Hokies lead Clemson 36-25. Erick Green has 17 points, and he’s been very efficient about it: 6-for-7 from the field, 4-of-5 from 3-point range. He’s not forcing anything on his night.
Good effort so far from Robert Brown, who has 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting. He’s living off runners in the lane — very high-percentage shots for him. He also hit a 3 in the corner just the before the break.
Crowd has filled in nicely. Just the upper corners of the arena lacking fans.
Cassell a little better than half full as senior night festivities begin, with some fans wearing green. Erick Green gets a nice ovation as he accepts his framed jersey.
Hokies are a 1-point underdog tonight.
SATURDAY MORNING: Tonight is Senior Night at Cassell Coliseum. Berman has an excellent feature on Erick Green, who will play his final home game against Clemson at 8 p.m. on CSN.
I’ll be posting some updates from the arena later today.
A few other morning nuggets:
-For today’s column on the UVa victory over Duke and the emergence of Akil Mitchell, click here.
-For a quick thought and some discussion on the court-storming issue, click here.
-For those of you who know Doughty, check this out: His son Matt drained the winning free throws with just seconds remaining last night to help North Cross edge Carlisle 34-33 and advance to the VIS Division III title game. Matty Ice! Apparently, he shares his father’s sunny outlook on all things sport: “Honestly, I thought I was going to miss both,” he said. Seriously, congrats to him and his pops, who got to watch from the stands as Andy covered the game.
-For details on all the high school state tournament action, click here.