The first game of the year is over and done with and Tech is now 1-0. That’s really all you can hope for with this bunch. The Hokies struggled mightily in this game as Tech was plagued by sloppy play and senseless turnovers. Also, Tech failed to really find a 3rd scorer this year, something that’s going to be a season long
But for now, Tech is undefeated and honestly, this isn’t a bad starting point. Delaney played very well, as you can see below and some of the Hokies supporting cast has improved their games from last season.
The starting five for this game was Malcolm Delaney, Dorenzo Hudson, Terrell Bell, Victor Davila, and Jeff Allen. That group scored 62 of the Hokies 69 total points in this one. Erick Green added a 3-ball, Boggs added a jumper, and Thompson added a layup to round out the 69 points.
Player of the Game:
Malcolm Delaney was on his game today, shooting 6-12 from the field and 3-7 behind the arc. As you can see from above, he also added 4 rebounds and 4 assists. If the Hokies are going to win, Tech will need this type of game from Delaney day in and day out throughout the course of the season.
Unsung Hero of the Game:
Dorenzo Hudson is a raw player that has struggled in his first two years on campus. But, this year, Hudson is looking to step up his game and he did today scoring the Hokies first five points of the game and finishing with 8 on the day. Zo also added 6 rebounds and 6 assist, rounding out a very good day for the starting shooting guard
Sloppy, Sloppy, Sloppy. That’s about all you can say about this game against the color Brown. The Crayola Kids played well though, shooting 45% from the field and really put some pressure on the Hokies with their man-defense. Brown’s gameplan was to try and force the Hokies into making some mistakes and for the most part Tech did. Although the Hokies had only 8 turnovers, The Hokies did jackup a few bad shots and did make a few bad decisions that damaged the scoreboard a bit down the stretch.
All in all, this wasn’t a bad opening start to the game but it wasn’t necessarily pretty either. But the Hokies do have the talent to win 20 games again this year if Tech can solidify their defense and find some bench players that can contribute down the stretch.