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Breaking down the aspects of Virginia Tech's 83-73 win over Syracuse

Syracuse kept it close, but the Hokies put away the Orange late to get a win Tuesday night and end a two-game slide. We go over the key elements from the game.

turnovers by Virginia Tech, its lowest of the season.

11 turnovers by Syracuse.

17 points by the Hokies off those turnovers.

19 fast break points by Virginia Tech, while the Orange had 0.

31 minutes by senior guard Seth Allen, after he missed the Hokies' last game with a concussion.

11 straight games in double figure scoring for senior forward Zach LeDay, who had a game-high 22

20 Virginia Tech assists on 28 made baskets, the most assists it's had in an ACC game since 2011.

8 game losing streak the Hokies snapped to Syracuse.

0 points for sophomore guard Justin Robinson, who fouled out after just 14 minutes.

50 seconds that the Orange led in the game

Game Ball...

Sophomore forward Chris Clarke, who wasn't the high scorer, but finished with 17 points. Clarke also pitched in seven rebounds and was a key piece in the Hokies' ball distribution with six assists. Clarke also had a couple of poster slam dunks, including one off his lone steal in the second half that got the Cassell Coliseum crowd up and kept the momentum with Virginia Tech.

They said it...

“I think it’s incredibly hard to win one game in this league. Eight teams had two losses heading into today, four teams had one loss. Two teams had zero losses and one team had three losses and that’s because they’ve played four game. I think it’s just going to stay clumped together because it’s so hard to win a game.”

--- Coach Buzz Williams

Up Next...

The Hokies return home Saturday to face Notre Dame in a 2 p.m. ET tip, televised on the ACC Network. The Fighting Irish are 14-2 overall this season. They're also off to a 3-0 start in the ACC, following a 75-70 win over Clemson Saturday. Notre Dame will play tomorrow night at Miami before heading to Blacksburg. Junior forward Bonzie Colson leads the Irish in scoring, with 16.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.


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