Virginia Tech dropped a tough one Thursday night to Maryland, losing 60-55 in a back-and-forth battle in Cassell Coliseum.
The loss dropped the Hokies to 11-11 on the season and 2-7 in the ACC.
After struggling his way to 16 points at North Carolina over the weekend, senior guard
However, without any help from sophomore guard
"I feel like it's Shawshank Redemption," coach
"We're not doing the things we really need to do to win a game," Green said.
A dejected Eddie said afterward, "I feel like I had good looks; I feel like my teammates found me in good positions. I just didn't make the shots."
At the first media timeout, things looked eerily similar to the first matchup this season between the two teams, a matchup the Hokies lost 94-71. Maryland freshman
From there, the Hokies struggled offensively until the latter portion of the second half. The Hokies scored just two points from the 17:02-11:01 mark in the first half, a layup by junior forward
Going against future NBA lottery pick
"I think when I play against bigger guys, I think I'm quicker than them," Raines said.
Shortly after that first half sequence however, the roles completely switched for the rest of the opening frame.
Things reversed again immediately in the second half, as Maryland went on a 14-3 run in the first six and a half minutes to take a 38-30 lead before the Hokies settled down.
Green led the Hokies on a 7-0 run during the middle of the second half to pull Tech within two at 46-44. From there, it was a back-and-forth affair with both teams making plays on the offensive and defensive ends.
With just under a minute and a half to go, Green pulled up in transition from the elbow again to pull the Hokies within one at 54-53. Two Len free throws made it 56-53 Terps with 52.3 remaining as coach
"It (the play) wasn't for Brown, they did a good job on Green," Johnson said. "At times, especially late in the game, someone else is going to have to step up."
"We just got to try and get back on track this weekend," Eddie said.
The Hokies were without sophomore guard Marquis Rankin, who Johnson said was sent home before the game with flu-like symptoms.
Virginia Tech returns to action on Saturday afternoon against Georgia Tech. Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. in Blacksburg.