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Virginia Tech won a thriller Monday night against Georgia Tech behind Muller, Smith and Henry.

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Virginia Tech pulled off a tough come-from-behind victory to beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 65-63. Malik Muller was outstanding for the Hokies Monday night as he provided 17 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds. His 3 pointer with 18 seconds left in the game was enough for the Hokies to get their second ACC victory of the season.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hokies?src=hash">#Hokies</a> win! VT holds on to knock off GT 65-63 in Cassell. Muller leads the way with 17 pts.</p>&mdash; VT Men&#39;s Basketball (@VT_MBBall) <a href="https://twitter.com/VT_MBBall/status/565000276290310146">February 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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On the evening Virginia Tech was able to outshoot the Yellow Jackets behind a solid FG percentage of 52.1% compared to GT's 37.7 %. However, the reason why the Hokies trailed for most of the second half was GT's size and hustle. The Yellow Jackets out rebounded the Hokies 39-27, which provided them with many second chance (and easy) opportunities to score.

GT was led by Maryland transfer Charles Mitchell who boasted a solid 17 points and 8 rebound performance despite only playing 22 minutes. Three other Yellow Jackets scored in double figures, but overall the Hokies did a nice job on the defensive end despite the huge size mismatch.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>This guy has a lot to celebrate tonight. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Hokies?src=hash">#Hokies</a> with the win in Cassell and <a href="https://twitter.com/MM_U1L">@mm_u1l</a> leads the way… <a href="http://t.co/Y9GUXs0bH9">http://t.co/Y9GUXs0bH9</a></p>&mdash; VT Men&#39;s Basketball (@VT_MBBall) <a href="https://twitter.com/VT_MBBall/status/565009758646972416">February 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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This VT team is beginning to look like a Buzz Williams basketball team (some might say they have all season) because they not only play hard, but it seems like a different guy is able to step up on a given night. Monday night it was Muller and Smith, but also Shane Henry who hasn't played his best ball lately. Henry added 10 points while going a perfect  4-4 from the field and had a huge presence on the defensive end guarding much larger interior players.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>[ESPN Video] 2H VT M. Muller made Three Point Jumper. Assisted by J. Hudson.: &#10;2H (0:20) VT Malik Muller m... <a href="http://t.co/Ua6u7z6UMS">http://t.co/Ua6u7z6UMS</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VT?src=hash">#VT</a></p>&mdash; Virginia Tech Hokies (@BR_VTHokies) <a href="https://twitter.com/BR_VTHokies/status/565007142344617984">February 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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The Hokies will be back in action on Saturday as they travel to Clemson.

Go Hokies