BLACKSBURG — James Johnson wasn't surprised by what he saw on film after Virginia Tech's 64-63 home loss Saturday to USC Upstate. He's coaching a team with young players thrust into key roles.
With memories of that eye-opening experience in the season opener still fresh, a Tuesday afternoon tip against West Virginia (1-0) may show Tech how much they learned, especially freshman point guard Devin Wilson. For Tech's players that were on the roster last season, they'll recall a trip to Morgantown, W.Va., being the point when the Hokies' season started to go south.
"I don't know if it's where things went off the track, but if you look at the schedule and the losses after that, that's where things went off the track," said Johnson of Tech's 68-67 loss last season at West Virginia, which was Tech's first loss after an unexpected 7-0 start.
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