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The Mount is back in action at ACC school Virginia Tech to start the 2011 portion of its schedule. The Mount has lost seven in a row and is coming off an overtime loss to Vermont.
The Hokies are 8-4 with four straight wins. Tech beat South Carolina Upstate 64-53 in its last outing.
The Mount has played well against better competition this year, seemingly raising its level to the level being played but it is a large underdog here. The Mount lost 62-57 in its last trip to Blacksburg back in 2009, in a game it led most of the way.
2:03PM - The Mount going to start three forwards today. Atupem, Thompson, Barber, and then Golladay and Trice on the perimeter. I expect that means we'll see a lot of zone. But we'll wait and see. Hope that helps on the glass, as the Mount has been victimized by offensive rebounding all year.
2:12 PM - 7-3 Virginia Tech early on. The Mount hasn't gotten a lot offensively and has missed the shots they have taken/forced. Even the three from Trice that amounts for the Mount's only points wasn't the best decision. The Mount has looked to get the ball to Barber in the post and that could be a positive, but thus far has not been able to convert from there. Tech has four or five turnovers to aid the Mount cause.
2:14PM - Jean Cajou has entered the lineup. Good to see the senior back on the floor.
2:19PM - 13-4 Tech and not a lot good going for the Mount. Tech just got a second chance bucket to extend the lead. The Hokies don't exactly look sharp but they hold a nine-point advantage.
2:24PM - Shawn Atupem scored on a rebound bucket for the Mount, but Tech is doing a good job of keeping the Mount away from the basket. It's a 17-6 Hokie lead, thanks to a 9-0 run.
2:31PM - Down 24-6 the Mount has called timeout. There isn't a lot to analyze at this point. The Mount is either missing shots or turning the ball over. It has been far from encouraging.
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