Hokies Tyrece Radford enters name in transfer portal
Virginia Tech confirmed Wednesday that guard Tyrece Radford has entered his name into the transfer portal. Radford averaged 12.2 points per game this season and 55% shooting. This news comes just a few days after it was announced Keve Aluma was withdrawing his name from the draft to return to the Hokies.
Going dancing: Virginia Tech tabbed as a 10 seed for NCAA Tournament
ROANOKE, Va. – During Sunday’s NCAA Selection Show, it was announced that Virginia Tech would be a 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament. This will mark the Hokies’ 12th appearance in the ‘Big Dance’, after making three consecutive trips from 2017-2019 under Buzz Williams. “To me, it’s never been about the reaction to the seed, but rather enjoying the reaction of our kids when they see Virginia Tech pop up on the screen,” Tech coach Mike Young said. It was the first time since the field expanded to 15 teams that Virginia Tech had earned a double-bye and only the second time in school history they had received the three seed. Virginia Tech will open play on Friday against No.
Virginia Tech falls to North Carolina in ACC Tournament Quarterfinals
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA - MARCH 11: Caleb Love #2 of the North Carolina Tar Heels attempts a shot against Tyrece Radford #23 and Keve Aluma #22 of the Virginia Tech Hokies during the second half of their quarterfinals game in the ACC Men's Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 11, 2021 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech trailed close behind North Carolina for much of Thursday’s Quarterfinals game, ultimately losing momentum and falling, 81-73. The Tar Heels had nine players score, including R.J. Davis with 19 points. This loss eliminates the Hokies from the ACC Tournament, but the team is still projected to play in the NCAA Tournament. Meanwhile, the Tar Heels victory secures a spot for them in the ACC Tournament Semifinals as they take on Florida State Friday.
Aluma, No. 16 Virginia Tech pound Wake Forest 84-46
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Keve Aluma scored 23 points, Tyrece Radford had 15 and No. 16 Virginia Tech pounded Wake Forest 84-46. Virginia Tech recorded its largest margin of victory for an Atlantic Coast Conference game. The previous record for the Hokies was a 94-65 win over Wake Forest in 2011. Wake Forest has lost five straight games
Johnson ends slump, Pitt tops No. 16 Virginia Tech 83-72
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Xavier Johnson scored a career-high 32 points and Pittsburgh beat No. 16 Virginia Tech 83-72 to end a three-game skid. He shot 11 of 17 from the floor, including 4 of 7 from 3-point range, as the Panthers had their way against a usually stingy Virginia Tech defense. They were more physical, they threw the ball into the post, we had absolutely no answer for Johnson,” said Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young. They made sure to let us know that pittsburg identity is to be an extremely physical team,” said Hokies forward Justyn Mutts.
Aluma, Sheppard named ACC Players of the Week
Virginia Tech's Keve Aluma (22) celebrates a score during the second half of the University of Virginia - Virginia Tech NCAA college basketball game in Blacksburg Va. Saturday January 30 2021. (AP Photo / MATT GENRTY, The Roanoke Times, Pool)BLACKSBURG, Va. – After turning in two double-doubles last week, Keve Aluma earned two prestigious awards on Monday, earning Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week. On the Women’s side of the ACC, Virginia Tech senior guard Aisha Sheppard has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, and Syracuse center Kamilla Cardoso is the ACC Freshman of the Week for the second consecutive week. 1/31/2021, UNC at VT, ACC women's basketball. On Sunday, the Alexandria, Virginia, native added 16 points and four assists, as Virginia Tech defeated North Carolina, 73-69.
No. 20 Virginia Tech rallies in 2nd half, beats No. 8 Virginia
20 Virginia Tech to a 65-51 win over No. The Hokies rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half and snapped a four-game losing streak to the Cavaliers. “I think it was an 8 point Virginia lead at the under 12. I thought the ball was moving a little bit better and I thought we screened a little bit better from that point on,” said Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young. We played well as a team, I thought it was a great team win and a great win to keep moving forward in ACC play,” said Hokies guard Hunter Cattoor.
Syracuse dominates No. 16 Virginia Tech in 78-60 win
Jan 23, 2021; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Joseph Girard III (11) drives the ball past Virginia Tech Hokies guard Nahiem Alleyne (4) in the first half at the Carrier Dome. 16 Virginia Tech 78-60 on Saturday. Nahiem Alleyne led Virginia Tech with a season-tying-high 20 points. Virginia Tech closed to 47-44 on a lay-in by David N'Guessan with 13:45 to go, then Syracuse outscored the Hokies 31-9 to build its biggest lead of the game at 78-53. “Their zone was good today,” said Virginia Tech coach Mike Young.
Radford helps No. 20 Virginia Tech beat Wake Forest 64-60
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Tyrece Radford scored 20 points to help No. 20 Virginia Tech hold off Wake Forest 64-60. Virginia Tech won despite committing 15 turnovers while having quiet days from top scorers Keve Aluma and Jalen Cone. I credit Oguama, and I credit the Demon Deacons,” said Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young. Ismael Massoud scored 12 points for Wake Forest, which was playing a fourth straight game against a ranked league opponent.
No. 20 Virginia Tech takes down No. 19 Duke
Virginia Tech won the game 74-67. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech played with a high level of intensity of both ends of the floor Tuesday night on its way to a 74-67 victory over Duke. Virginia Tech also stepped up on defense by forcing 12 turnovers and turning them into 13 points. Duke fought hard in the second half behind a strong performance from Jeremy Roach who led with a game-high 22 points. “I was pleased with their, you know, their patience there,” said Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young.
No. 24 Virginia Tech holds off Miami 80-78 in ACC battle
Virginia Tech won the game 80-78. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP, Pool)BLACKSBURG, Va. – Keve Aluma scored a career-high 26 points and No. 24 Virginia Tech made crucial free throws in the final minute on the way to an 80-78 victory over Miami. The Hokies won their fourth straight game and will enter 2021 atop of the ACC standings. Isaiah Wong and Matt Cross paced Miami with 16 points apiece.
Cone gets 18 off bench as No. 24 Virginia Tech tops Longwood
Virginia Tech's Jalen Cone 15 shoots a 3-pint basket in the first half of the Longwood - Virginia Tech NCAA basketball game in Blacksburg Va. Monday December 21 2020. (AP Photo / MATT GENRTY, The Roanoke Times, Pool)BLACKSBURG, Va. – Jalen Cone scored 18 points off the bench to lead No. 24 Virginia Tech over Longwood 84-58. Keve Aluma added 14 points and Joe Bamisile finished with 11, leading a balanced Virginia Tech offense as 10 players scored. The Hokies, though, scored on their next 13 possessions to pull away.
Virginia Tech topples #24 Clemson
Blacksburg, Va. – Tyrece Radford scored 15 points and Virginia Tech beat No. 24 Clemson 66-60. Radford hit 5 of 11 from the floor and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line for the Hokies (5-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their conference opener for the fifth time in the past six seasons. Keve Aluma and Nahiem Alleyne each added 13 points for Virginia Tech, which was 25 for 31 on free throws, including 4 for 4 in the waning seconds. Al-Amir Dawes led Clemson (5-1, 0-1) with 18 points.
Hokies battle past ‘pesky’ VMI 64-57
Blacksburg, Va. – RECORDS AND NOTABLES ● Virginia Tech moves to 4-0 on the season after taking down VMI 64-57. ● Tech forced VMI to commit nine turnovers and the Hokies scored 13 points off those turnovers. ● KEY FIRST HALF RUN: With just over 5 minutes left in the half, tied at 16-16 Tech went on a 12-2 run giving the Hokies a 28-18 edge. ● KEY SECOND HALF RUN: Late in the second half the Hokies went on a 10-2 run to give Tech a 53-47 advantage. This run would prove to be enough as the Hokies defeated VMI 64-57.