The Virginia Tech Hokies are off to a stellar start to the 2018-19 college basketball season. Following a win against the VMI Keydets on Wednesday, the team feels even better about itself moving forward.
Justin Robinson, who scored 18 points and helped Virginia Tech dispatch of VMI by 21 points, is far more excited about the team’s defensive development than how the Hokies did on offense.
“I think we’re turning the corner,” Robinson said of the defense, via The AP. “We’re getting the principles down really well. We’ve been practicing really hard and learning principles of the defense we’re running. That’s really big for us. Knowing when to help, when not to help and playing hard the whole time … that’s what we’re going to keep doing.”
Oddly enough, the Virginia Tech Hokies were already — at least statistically — a sound defense. At the time of this writing, Buzz Williams and company only allows 59.2 points per game, ranking the Hokies as the 12th best defensive team in the nation.
That being said, Virginia Tech has only played two major conference foes this season. One of those being a hard to figure out Penn State squad, the other being Purdue, a team the Hokies saw score 83 points against them.
Basically, the sample size is a bit small and rather corrupt.
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