Virginia vs. Virginia Tech: Full Game Preview

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Virginia vs. Virginia Tech: Full Game Preview
Virginia
(12-5, 1-4 away)
Virginia Tech
(11-6, 9-3 home)
Venue: Cassell Coliseum
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, January 24, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Virginia J Harris 15.2 A Mitchell 9.1 J Evans 3.8
Virginia Tech E Green 24.6 C Raines 6.9 E Green 4.4

Virginia Tech welcomes Virginia to Cassell Coliseum on Thursday. It takes place at 8:00 EST and you can catch it on ACC Network or ESPN3.com. The Hokies are 4-4 against the Cavaliers over the last four years. They fell 61-59 on 2/21/2012, the last time they met.

Virginia Tech is neck and neck with Virginia at 4th place in the conference.

In a 66-65 triumph over Wake Forest on January 19th, Erick Green put up 22 points for the Hokies. He contributes team-best marks with 24.6 points per game, 4.4 assists per game, and 1.5 steals per game. For the Cavaliers, Joe Harris finished with 17 points in the 56-36 blowout of Florida State on January 19th. He leads the team with 15.2 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Virginia is strong in defensive rebounding percentage at 73.2. This is good enough for 1st in the conference and 21st in the nation.

Virginia StatSmack

  • Virginia Tech has a more potent offense, scoring more points (77.1 per game vs 64.8 per game) than Virginia this season.
  • Virginia Tech has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.615 to 0.541).
  • The Virginia Tech assist leader (Erick Green) has more assists than the Virginia assist leader (Joe Harris).
  • At least you keep showing up. Virginia Tech has an average margin of victory of 7 over Virginia in 14 wins since 1980.
  • Virginia Tech has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Virginia ($16,828 vs $20,647).
  • We just win. Virginia Tech has more wins over the last 5 years than Virginia (112 vs 90).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Virginia Tech currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (976 to 939) than Virginia, per the NCAA.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Virginia Tech has come back to win after being down at half against Virginia 4 times since 2002.
  • The Virginia Tech basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Virginia (75% vs 36%).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Virginia Tech has a stronger schedule than Virginia this season (SOS Rank: #249 vs #305).
UVA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Akil Mitchell 29 12 9 2 1 0 2
B Joe Harris 30 15 4 2 1 0 2
C Darion Atkins 22 7 4 1 1 2 1
C Justin Anderson 20 5 3 2 1 1 1
C Evan Nolte 21 6 2 1 1 0 1
C- Jontel Evans 21 3 2 4 1 0 3
C- Paul Jesperson 25 5 2 1 0 0 1
C- Mike Tobey 13 6 2 0 0 1 1
C- Teven Jones 21 4 1 2 1 0 2
D+ Caid Kirven 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D Taylor Barnette 13 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Thomas Rogers 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Doug Browman 8 0 1 1 0 0 1
VT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Erick Green 35 25 4 4 1 0 2
B- Jarell Eddie 32 14 7 1 0 1 2
C Robert Brown 29 10 3 3 1 0 2
C Cadarian Raines 24 7 7 1 0 1 1
C Marshall Wood 18 6 5 1 0 1 1
C- C.J. Barksdale 21 6 5 1 0 1 1
C- J. van Zegeren 16 5 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Christian Beyer 13 2 4 0 0 0 1
D Marquis Rankin 19 2 1 1 1 0 1
D Will Johnston 10 3 0 0 0 0 0
D- Joey Racer 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Greg Donlon 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Marcus Patrick 6 0 1 0 0 0 1
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