Well, I wasn’t in Las Vegas to see this one: Colorado State crushed Virginia Tech 88-52.
It was the most lopsided loss for the Hokies since a 92-53 loss at UNC in 2007-08.
It was the most lopsided nonleague loss for the Hokies since a 101-52 loss at WVU in 1988-89.
It was the most points allowed by Tech since a 104-100 double OT loss to Maryland in 2009-10.
Erick Green had half of Tech’s points: 26. He had 10 baskets, one more than the rest of the team combined.
Green was 10 of 21 from the field, while the rest of the team was 9 of 32 combined (28 pct). Tech shot 35.8 pct from the field as a team.
Tech was just 8 of 16 from the free throw line. Tech had 32 rebounds to Colorado State’s 45.
Tech (9-3) was playing its second game in as many nights, and had just seven scholarship players.
Robert Brown had his 2nd straight bad game in Vegas, going 0 of 8 from the field and 0 of 2 from the free throw line with four fouls in 21 minutes.
Jarell Eddie was just 4 of 10 from the field for 10 points.
Cadarian Raines did not put two good games together. He was 1 of 2 from the field with four fouls in 21 minutes. He had four boards, one less than Green. He had 2 points.
C.J. Barksdale was 2 of 4 from the field with 4 points.
Marquis Rankin was 1 of 4 from the field for 3 points.
Joey van Zegeren made two free throws but did not attempt a basket.
Christian Beyer was 0 of 2 from the field.
Colorado State (10-2) shot 47.6 pct from the field.
CSU was 11 of 24 from 3-point range, while VT was 6 of 21. All 3 teams that beat VT had double figures in treys.
Four CSU players scored in double figures.
CSU was 17 of 27 from the charity stripe.
CSU led just 33-27 at the half but built a 54-31 lead with 12:51 left. The lead grew to 77-39 with 5:26 left.