BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech looks for a season sweep over the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum. The game will be televised by regional sports networks and can also be viewed on ESPN3.
About Today’s Game
The Hokies are 11-11 on the season and 2-7 in ACC play after losing to Maryland on Thursday night.
Georgia Tech is 12-9 overall and 2-7 in ACC action after a 56-54 loss to Florida State on Tuesday night in Atlanta.
This is the second meeting of the season between these two schools. The Hokies defeated the Yellow Jackets, 70-65 in overtime on Jan. 12, 2013.
Maryland 60, Virginia Tech 55
Erick Green leads the ACC and the nation in scoring.
Green has scored 20-or-more points in 19 of the 21 games this season.
Rankin Misses Maryland Game
The Hokies had just seven scholarship players available for Thursday night’s game with Maryland, as Marquis Rankin missed the game due to the flu. His status for today’s game is a game-day decision.
Ace Custis has been named to the 2013 ACC Men’s Basketball Legends Class.
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 eight 30-plus point games this season.
The Hokies have played in three of the five overtime games played this season by ACC teams. Tech defeated Georgia Tech and lost at UNC in the only ACC conference overtime games this season.
Regional sports networks/ESPN3
Rich Waltz & Cory Alexander
Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network
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