Sure the Hokies have lost six straight ACC games for the first time ever, but let’s not give up on Tuesday night just yet. It is a rivalry game so you can throw out the records! Or as they say south of the border, expulsar a los tocadiscos! After not winning in ch’ville between 1968 and 2008 (although the two teams didn’t play on campus for 24 of those years… thank you, uva), a streak of nine straight losses, Tech has won 3 of 5 in wahoo land since, including a 47-45 victory there last year. Let’s just hope Erick Green is fully recovered from the bout with dehydration he suffered on Saturday, though I am sure his minutes will be down since this is Tech’s third game in six days (Green leads the ACC averaging 38.2 minutes per conference game, two minutes more than #2).
This is the second meeting of the season between these two rivals, and it is very much a ‘then and now’ situation.