USATSI/Geoff Burke

Breaking down the aspects of Virginia Tech's 71-48 loss at Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Virginia Tech started cold, then was put away for good late in a 71-48 rout to the Cavaliers. We go over the key elements from the game.

21 first half points by Virginia Tech, the fewest it's had all season.

48 total points by the Hokies are also a season low and 33 less than their average.

10 unanswered points by Virginia to start the game.

1991 Last time the Cavaliers defeated Virginia Tech by more than last night. UVA won that game 86-61.

11 offensive rebounds by Virginia.

18 second chance points by UVA off of those rebounds.

14 turnovers by the Hokies, including at least one from all eight players who saw action. Senior guard Seth Allen had a team-high three

40 minutes played by Allen, who never subbed out.

53 seconds the game was tied, before the Cavaliers scored the game's first points and led the rest of the way.

38 total fouls in the game, 19 on each team.

Game Ball...

Tough to give out a game ball in this one, but we'll go with senior forward Zach LeDay. In what's become routine, coming off the bench, he finished with 12 points on an efficient 3-6 shooting and was 6-8 from the free throw line. While LeDay was among those from Virginia Tech who had trouble keeping Virginia off the offensive glass, he did pull down six rebounds.

They said it...

"They are an effective offensive team, especially in transition, so it always starts there. They did miss a lot of shots. They had a few open ones and they didn't look like they were on tonight."

--- UVA coach Tony Bennett

Up Next...

The Hokies are off this weekend, but are back on the road next Wednesday. They'll tip-off at 9 pm ET at Miami. The Hurricanes are 14-7 on the season, 4-5 in the ACC and are coming off a 75-57 loss last night at home to Florida State. They'll travel to NC State Saturday before hosting Virginia Tech. Miami is led by senior guard Davon Reed, who averages 15.3 points per game.

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