Saturday, January 02, 2010

Hokies Big Win To End Non-Conference Play

The Hokies improve to 12-1 to start the 2009-2010 season with a 103-92 win over the Seton Hall Pirates in Cancun, Mexico. [I wish I were there!] This is Tech's best opening record since the 1995-1996 season. The win also concludes Tech's regular season non-conference play.

The Hokies were able to squeak out the win without team leader Malcolm Delaney who was injured last week in the win against Longwood.

Dorenzo Hudson stepped up to fill in the void left by Delaney. He led all Hokies with a whopping 41 points. Jeff Allen also was in double digits with 23 points.

Jeremy Hazell led the Pirates with 24 points but he made too many mistakes--turnovers and poor shot selections--to give Seton Hall a chance.

The Hokies next face the North Carolina Tarheels, next Sunday, to open ACC play with this win to boost this very young team's confidence. The march to 12-1, though impressive, was not filled with the greatest of power ranked opponents. The Hokies have a full week to get ready. Maybe they can take a dip in the Caribbean before they start. They've earn it.

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