Sunday, February 24, 2013

Virginia Tech celebrates good times

Feels great to get a big win, doesn't it?

Obviously, Virginia Tech (9-19, 3-13 ACC) hasn't posted many. But every now and then they've provided glimpses of what's possible. The latest came Sunday, when Monet Tellier crashed through the 1,000-point barrier with a 24-point performance and Uju Ugoka added 21 points and 12 rebounds in Tech's 71-52 drubbing of No. 19 Florida State.

That Tech was able to hold down a potent Florida State offense (the Seminoles came in averaging an ACC-leading 78.5 points per game) wasn't really that surprising, as the Hokies almost always play pretty stout defense. What Sunday really showcased was how, when the Hokies share the ball - 19 assists - and get Tellier and Ugoka cooking offensively, too, they can present some real problems. Just ask Florida State.

Tellier, a junior who began the day with 989 points, now has 1,013 after 87 games with the Hokies. She ranks 13th on the list of active scorers among Virginia's Division I schools.

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