The knock on the now 7-0 Hokies previously had been they hadn’t faced any significant competition therefore it was hard to judge how good this team actually was. Defeating the Cowboys proves this Virginia Tech team can’t be overlooked.
Just like every other game of the season, the Hokies were once again led by Erick Green and Jarell Eddie.
The ACC’s leading scorer Green delivered a season high 28 points and seven rebounds while shooting 12 for 13 from the free throw line. Green’s free-throw percentage over the past five games has been spectacular as he’s gone to the line 53 times and only missed twice. He entered tonight’s contest ranked third in the ACC for both assists and steals average.
The 6-foot-3 senior hasn’t failed to score in the twenties once this season and after the first month of the season is easily one of the ACC’s best players, averaging 24.8 points per game.
Not far behind Green in the rankings for the conference’s best players is Eddie.
The 6-foot-7 junior recorded his second double-double of the season against the Cowboys with 15 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four assists.
Eddie doesn’t get to the foul line as much as Green does but through seven games of the season he’s only missed twice from the charity stripe. Instead of hurting teams from the foul line Eddie has preferred to do it from outside with his three-point shooting. Eddie has shot 19 for 36 from the long range this season for an incredible average of 52.7% from downtown. Eddie’s shooting ability along with his effectiveness on the boards has him averaging 17.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 2.4 assists.
It starts to make a little more sense why Virginia Tech is 7-0 given the play of Green and Eddie. Especially when you consider the Hokies have scored 603 points this season with 294 of them belonging to the duo.
Meaning Green and Eddie are averaging 48.7% of the team’s offensive production this season.