It's been a while since senior guard
He had a hand from junior forward
Green still finished with 24 points, while Eddie added 21.
"When they had to go against our set defense, 29 points off of turnovers, we can't guard that," coach
What was an undermanned team stayed that way tonight as sophomore guard
Virginia Tech started out strong and built as much as a 23-17 lead with 5:35 to play after a jumper by Green. But the Hokies' strong start soon turned the other way, with sloppy play on both ends of the floor.
Boston College turned nine Virginia Tech turnovers into 15 points and took a 32-26 lead into haltime. The Eagles might have had a larger lead if not for 8-17 shooting at the free throw line as a result of 12 Hokies fouls. Each team shot an identical 11-28 from the field and had 19 rebounds.
"It's just not taking care of the ball," Green said. "That's it, just not taking care of the ball.
"We weren't staying in front of our person we were guarding. If you don't stay in front, they get by you, dish off like they did, kick out for wide open threes and they beat us. We knew they were a good three-point shooting team."
Virginia Tech didn't get much production from its starting posts, Barksdale and junior
Boston College got moving afterward, using a 5-0 run capped by a three-pointer from sophomore guard
The Hokies responded with back to back three-pointers by Eddie and sophomore guard
A fast break by Green, who got the bounce to fall on a layup, capped a 7-2 run and knifed into the lead at 51-45. The run kept going for the Hokies, after sophomore walk-on guard
The Hokies inched closer after a Barksdale lay in made the score 61-58 with 7:02 to play, but Boston College got its advantage up to 73-63 with 2:54 left. The Eagles held firm in the final minutes to hold on for the win.
"Anyone who's competitive, coaches, players, you don't like losing," Johnson said. "You wanna find a way to get out of this thing and get to the next game and try to get a win. In the ACC, it's tough. You can't get too high on any win and you can't get too low on any losses. You've just gotta try to move on. Those guys are looking at me and they're trying to see how I'm gonna handle things and how I'm gonna react to things. Sure, it's frustrating but it's a long season and we've gotta move on and try to get better and try to get to the next game."
It's now a four-game losing streak for Virginia Tech, which is 9-6 overall, 0-2 in the ACC and will try to get back going at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Georgia Tech.