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Michigan Topping Virginia Tech At The Half, 39-30

After a slow start, can the Hokies respond?

NCAA Basketball: Mount St. Mary's at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies came to Ann Arbor with high hopes. The Hokies started slowly, and Michigan was red hot. That is not a recipe for success. The Hokies trailed 20-8 EARLY in the first half, and things didn’t get much better. Zach LeDay didn’t start again for the Hokies, but was on the floor after about three minutes. Michigan is looking quicker, and the Hokies appear out of sync. There is going to have to be some major changes in the second half if this game is going to be competitive.

First half leaders for Virginia Tech include Justin Robinson, with a team high 7 points. Khadim Sy chipped in with 6 points. The shooting was pretty equal, as the Hokies were hitting on a 53% clip, while the Wolverines were shooting 55%. Michigan held a 14-10 rebounding edge, including 4 offensive swipes. Michigan was looking more aggressive, but after the slow start for the Hokies, the sky is the limit.