I will have a complete follow on the Maryland game/look ahead to GT in Saturday’s paper and on the website, but for now here is the preview caspule:
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
1 p.m. at Cassell Coliseum
Records: Georgia Tech 12-9, 2-7 ACC; Virginia Tech 11-11, 2-7.
Last meeting: Virginia Tech won 70-65 in OT at Georgia Tech on Jan. 12.
Va. Tech probable starters: F Jarell Eddie (13.9 ppg), F C.J. Barksdale (4.8 ppg), C Cadarian Raines (7.1 ppg), G Erick Green (25.2 ppg), G Robert Brown (9.1 ppg).
Georgia Tech probable starters: F Marcus Georges-Hunt (10.2 ppg), F Robert Carter Jr. (10 ppg), C Daniel Miller (7.8 ppg), G Mfon Udofia (9.5 ppg), G Chris Bolden (6.8 ppg).
Notes: The Hokies made only two baskets in the final 6:39 of Thursday’s loss to Maryland. … Green had 29 points Thursday but made just one of his final five shots. “At the end, I’ve got to make more plays,” Green said. … Green, the nation’s scoring leader, has widened his lead over Creighton’s Doug McDermott, who is second at 23.3 ppg. … The Hokies have led at halftime in each of the past three games (all losses).”I don’t know what it is with us, but every time we come out at halftime we’re up and then we let them come back and punch us in the mouth and we never respond,” Green said. … Georgia Tech is 0-7 in Blacksburg. … Georgia Tech has yet to win on an opponent’s court this season. … The Hokies have beaten Georgia Tech four straight times, with the past two meetings going to OT. … Georgia Tech lost at home Tuesday to Florida State on Michael Snaer’s third buzzer-beater in a 13-day span.