Erick Green’s 26 Points Powers Virginia Tech Past Florida State

Peter Casey USA TODAY Sports

It is inevitable that Erick Green will win the 2013 ACC Player of the Year Award.

Game in, game out, he puts up over 20 points. Clearly, he is the most valuable player to this team, the Virginia Tech Hokies.

When Virginia Tech faced Florida State on this past Sunday afternoon, Green continued to make his case for the ACC’s best player as Florida State lost to Virginia Tech by the score of 80-70. Green finished the game with 26 points, five assists and four rebounds. He almost played the entire game. C.J. Barksdale was Green’s sidekick in this game. He added 17 points and nine rebounds.

Florida State was led by Okaro White‘s 18 points and 10 rebounds. Florida State’s best player, Michael Snaer, failed to reach double figures in points. He finished the game with eight points, three rebounds and three assists.

Although Florida State lost the game for several reasons, they could have won the game if they hit more free throws and field goals. Florida State shot a whopping 45.5 percent from the field (25 of 55 field goals) and 56.5 percent from the charity stripe (13 of 23 free throws).

Although Virginia Tech started out slowly, they picked up the pace in the second half. Virginia Tech led the game at halftime, 28-26, and outscored Florida State 52-44 in the second half. Virginia Tech made a great deal of their free throws, 25 out of 30 (83 percent). This was the key statistic of the game. Making 12 more free throws than Florida State solidified a victory by 10 points.

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