February 1, 2013
Hokies travel to UNC
Tech and the Tar Heels meet for the 76th time
Virginia Tech (11-10, 2-6 ACC) 3223560
North Carolina (15-6, 5-3 ACC) 26291772
  • Smith Center, Chapel Hill - 20,762
  • High Points: 16 - Erick Green
  • High Rebounds: 6 - Cadarian Raines, Erick Green
Virginia Tech at North Carolina Game Notes

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech will travel to Chapel Hill to face the Tar Heels in the Dean E. Smith Center on Saturday afternoon. The game will tip-off at noon and will be broadcast live by The ACC Network.

About Today’s Game

The Hokies are 11-9 on the season and 2-5 in ACC play after losing to No. 14/15 Miami on Wednesday night.

North Carolina is 14-6 overall and 4-3 in ACC action after an 82-70 win at Boston College on Tuesday night.

No. 14/15 Miami 73, Virginia Tech 64

Erick Green scored 30 points and the Hokies led by as many as 12 points in the first half, but could not hold on and lost 73-64, to No. 14/15 Miami in Cassell Coliseum on Wednesday night. Jarell Eddie scored 14 points and Cadarian Raines added 10 points and eight rebounds off the bech for the Hokies.

Green Notes

Erick Green leads the ACC and the nation in scoring.

Green has scored 20-or-more points in 19 games of the 20 games this season.

ACC Legend

Ace Custis has been named to the 2013 ACC Men’s Basketball Legends Class.

Honors for Green

Erick Green has been named a watch list finalist for the Bob Cousey Award, given annually to the top point guard in the nation. Green has also been named to the John R. Wooden Award’s Midseason Top 25. Wooden Award given to nation’s best player.

Odds & Ends

Erick Green’s 35 points in the loss to Virginia marks the most points by an ACC player in a game this season. Green has three of the ACC’s seven 30-plus point games this season.

The Hokies’ two largest comeback victories this season have come in their two overtime games, both victories. Tech was down 13 points against Bradley and 11 points at Georgia Tech.

The Hokies have played in two of the four overtime games played this season by ACC teams. Tech defeated Georgia Tech in the only ACC conference overtime game this season.


The ACC Network/ESPN3

Tim Brant & Dan Bonner


Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network

Bill Roth & Mike Burnop

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