Well, the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team suffered its 2nd straight lopsided loss today, falling to BYU 97-71 in Salt Lake City.
Wel have Associated Press in Utah covering this game for us, so you can read the AP account and interviews in tomorrow’s paper. But here is the gist of what happened today.
The 97 points is the most the Hokies have allowed in a non-OT game since a 100-65 loss at Duke in the 2004-05 season.
Coupled with the 36-pt loss to Colorado St. on Sunday, these are the most lopsided back to back losses for VT since 2000-01, when they lost back to back to Providence and Notre Dame by a combined 64 pts.
BYU shot 46 pct from the field, cooling off late in the game. VT shot 38 percent from the field and was just 2 of 20 from 3-point range. BYU made seven treys.
VT was just 21 of 38 from the charity stripe, while BYU was 24 of 29.
VT was outrebounded 48-39.
Erick Green had just 12 points, less than half his average. He was just 4 of 17 from the field. Green and Robert Brown were 0 of 9 from 3-pt. range combined.
Brown had 13 pts and was 5 of 12 from the field. Jarell Eddie had 17 pts and was 5 of 12 from the field as well. Eddie had seven boards.
Cadarian Raines had four fouls and no points. He was 0 of 2 from the field. C.J. Barksdale had just two points, attempting only one basket and making it.
Walk-on Christian Beyer had 9 pts and 11 rebounds off the bench. Joey van Zegeren had seven pts.
BYU guard Tyler Haws had a whopping 42 pts. He was 14 of 25 from the field, including 6 of 8 from 3-pt. range. His 42 points ties him for the seventh-best output by an opposing player against VT ever.
BYU forward Brandon Davies had 17 pts.
VT was coming off an 88-52 loss to Colorado State, so that makes 185 points allowed in the two games. That’s the most points VT has allowed in back to back games since allowing 192 in the last two games of the 2008-09 season: a 116-108 double-OT win over Duquesne followed by an 84-66 loss to Baylor.
As far as the most pts. allowed in back to back games that did not involve OT, it’s the most since VT allowed 185 in back to back losses to BC and Notre Dame in 2002-03.
BYU jumped out to a 9-0 lead and led the rest of the way. BYU led 47-27 with 3:44 left in the first half. BYU led 56-31 at halftime. BYU led 71-39 with 15:21 to go in the game.