November 17, 2015
Hokies host Jacksonville State
Game two of a four-game home stand
Jacksonville State (2-2) 332962
Virginia Tech (1-1) 383371
  • Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Va. - 4,984
  • High Points: 15 - Zach LeDay
  • High Rebounds: 11 - Chris Clarke

Virginia Tech hosts Jacksonville State in the second game of the Emerald Coast Classic in Cassell Coliseum on Wednesday night. The game, tipping off at 7 p.m., will be broadcast on ESPN3.

About Tonight’s Game

The Hokies enter tonight’s game 0-1 on the season ... Jacksonville State is 2-1 overall ... Tonight’s game is part of the Emerald Coast Classic.

Last Time Out: ASU 85, VT 82

The Hokies lost their season-opener on Saturday night, 85-82, to Alabama State ... Tech cut an eight-point ASU lead to three points in the final seconds, but missed a game-tying shot with four seconds remaining ... Zach LeDay recorded a double-double with 26 points and 15 rebounds and Seth Allen scored 13 points and had four assists ... Chris Clarke scored 10 points in his collegiate debut.

Series Against The Gamecocks

This is the first-ever meeting between the two schools ... The Hokies are 10-7 all-time against members of the Ohio Valley Conference.

A Golden Opportunity

Virginia Tech sophomore wing Justin Bibbs won a gold medal as a member of the championship USA team at the FIBA U19 World Championship, held in late June and early July in Heraklion, Crete, Greece ... Bibbs becomes the first Hokie to win a gold medal in a sanctioned USA Basketball FIBA world championship.

The Waiting is Over

Two Hokies, Seth Allen and Zach LeDay, were on the team last season, but did not play, due to NCAA transfer rules ... When Tech played Alabama State on Nov. 14, both came out of the gates with some gusto ... LeDay lead all players with 26 points and 15 rebounds ... Allen added 13 points and four assists.

More on LeDay’s Day

Zach LeDay recorded a double-double in his first game as a Hokie against Alabama State ... He had 26 points and 15 rebounds, both career-highs for him, including his two seasons playing at South Florida ... The 26 points is the most by a Hokie since Jalen Hudson scored 32 points in the win over Wake Forest in the first round of the 2015 ACC Tournament ... The last Hokie to record a double-double in a season opener was Jarell Eddie, who scored 17 points and 10 rebounds in the 2013-14 season opening win over East Tennessee State ... The last Hokie to record a double-double in his first game as a Hokie was Dorian Finney-Smith, who had 10 points and 16 rebounds in the 2011-12 season opening win over East Tennessee State ... This is LeDay’s second career double-double, as he had 15 points and 15 rebounds as a member of the USH Bulls against Seton Hall on March 12, 2013, his freshman season at USF.

Even More on LeDay’s Day

The 26 points by Zach LeDay in the Alabama State game is the first time a Virginia Tech player scored 20-or-more-points in their Virginia Tech debut since Deron Washington scored 20 points in the 2004-05 season opener ... The last time a Hokie scored more than 26 points in a season-opener was Terry Taylor, who scored 28 points in the 2002-03 season-opener against St. Bonaventure in St. Thomas, V.I. ... It marks the first time that any Hokie scored 20-or-more-points in a season opener since Erick Green had 21 points in the 2012-13 season opening win over ETSU ... The last time a Hokie newcomer recorded a double-double of at least 20 points was Dale Solomon, who scored 23 points and had 11 rebounds in his Virginia Tech debut on Nov. 25, 1978 against Buffalo State ... LeDay’s 26 points is the most by a player in his first Virginia Tech game since at least 1978, when the Hokies entered the Metro Conference.

LeDay’s Boards

When Zach LeDay grabbed 15 rebounds in the Alabama State game, it marked the most rebounds for a Hokie since Marshall Wood grabbed 16 rebounds at NC State on Feb. 16, 2013.


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