|(2) Syracuse (15-0, 2-0)||35||37||72|
|Virginia Tech (8-6, 1-1)||29||23||52|
Virginia Tech opens its home ACC schedule on Tuesday night, as they host No. 2 Syracuse. The game, shown on The ACC Network, tips at 9 p.m., in Cassell Coliseum.
About Tonight’s Game
The Hokies are 8-5 on the season and 1-0 in ACC action.
The Orange are 14-0 overall and 1-0 in the ACC after a 49-44 win over Miami on Saturday.
The Orange lead the all-time series, 4-2.
Syracuse is ranked second in both the AP and Coaches polls.
VT 82, UMES 66
The Hokies defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore, 82-66, on New Year’s Eve in Cassell Coliseum.
Ben Emelogu dished out a career-high nine assists.
Rankin Leaves Team
Junior guard Marquis Rankin has decided to leave the team, effective immediately, but will remain at Virginia Tech as a student.
10 With 10
So far this season, 10 different Hokies have recorded at least 10 points or more in a game.
In his weekly Monday press conference, head coach James Johnson announced that Adam Smith is questionable with a left calf strain and both C.J. Barksdale and Marshall Wood are questionable, suffering from the flu.
This weekend, Jan. 9-12, is Alumni Weekend for Virginia Tech Men’s Basketball.
Tech will continue its home stand on Saturday, as they host Boston College. Tip-off is at noon and the game will be televised on regional sports networks.
Television/Internet - ACC Network
Tim Brant & Dan Bonner
Radio - Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network
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