Virginia Tech to enter Cameron with tired legs after marathon loss

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The Virginia Tech Hokies will enter Cameron Indoor Stadium to face the Duke basketball team with tired legs after falling to Miami in a three-overtime marathon on Wednesday night.

Duke suffered a humiliating loss on Wednesday night against North Carolina State, but Virginia Tech suffered an absolutely crushing defeat in triple overtime against the Miami Hurricanes.

It was truly a back-and-forth game between the Hokies and Hurricanes as Virginia Tech led by as many as seven but trailed by as many as 12 points which resulted in a 102-95 loss in 3OT.

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Under first-year head coach Mike Young, Virginia Tech has experienced some big victories this season, most notably against then-No. 3 Michigan State in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational and a double-overtime win over North Carolina in conference play.

Saturday night will be the second matchup of the season between the Duke Blue Devils and Virginia Tech Hokies when the then No. 10 Blue Devils entered Cassel Coliseum and came away with a 77-63 victory over the Hokies.

Virginia Tech led by three at halftime but Duke turned on the jets in the second half to come away with the conformable victory.

PJ Horne led the Hokies in that December matchup with 15 points but the junior is only averaging 7.3 points per game.

Duke did a fantastic job on Landers Nolley II who only scored seven points in the first meeting but leads the way for the Hokies, averaging 17.3 and 6.3 rebounds per game.

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Tyrece Radford is the only other member of the Hokies who averages double-digit points with 10.2 points per game as the freshman did a good number on Duke with 12 points on 6-of-7 shooting in the first matchup between these teams.

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As a team, Virginia Tech averages 70.9 points per game and shoots 42.8 percent from the field, 35.5 percent from 3-point range, and 70.6 percent from the charity stripe.

Duke and Virginia Tech will tip things off at 8:00pm from Cameron Indoor Stadium as the game will be broadcasted on ESPN2.