Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sensational debut for Tech transfer

We're so giddy. We were excited about 6-1 junior Uju Ugoka joining Virginia Tech and now you know why. And you also know why Tennessee wanted her, too!

The junior college transfer (Gulf State College, Fla.) from Lagos who had to sit out the Hokies' first nine games scored 28 points in her college debut and VT rolled over Wake Forest 73-52 in its ACC opener. Did we mention she had eight rebounds? Two steals, too.

Dennis Wolff sound pretty happy himself, saying, "This is probably as good a game as played since I've been the coach here. We really weren't sure what we were going to expect with Uju being out for nine games, and this is about as good as you can expect for someone's first game back."

Tech's next ACC foe is Virginia on Jan. 3, but we're also excited to see how the Hokies will matchup against up against no-slouch North Carolina A&T (Dec. 28) and defensive menace Hampton (Dec. 30). Tech, by the way is 5-5 and a glorious 1-0 in the ACC.

We also love that Hokie nation turned out -- 4,017 fans on the Saturday before Christmas at Cassell. We have a feeling, folks, to quote a favorite crooner of ours, the best is yet to come.

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