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Hokies' Season Ends In ACC Tournament

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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team lost 80-63 against NC State in the first round of the ACC Tournament Thursday in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The Hokies finish the season with a record of 13-19 overall, and 4-14 in the ACC.

Senior Erick Green scored 15 points in his final game at Tech.

"It was so emotional," says Green. "I'm going to miss playing with these guys. I'm going to miss coach JJ. I'm going to miss college basketball. It's been a great honor to be a Hokie, and to be one of the best in my career. I worked really hard , and the best thing about it is I get to graduate in May."

The Hokies held the lead for much of the first half, but trailed 38-32 at halftime.

The Wolfpack blew the game open with an 11-0 run in the second half, and Tech was never able to get the deficit below double-digits.

Richard Howell led NC State with 21 points and 12 rebounds.

The 5-seed Wolfpack will play 4-seed Virginia in the second round Friday at 2pm on NBC29.

"It's gonna be a good game," says Howell. "We got to go out there and make them play our game. We can't play their tempo, the slow-down, type of game. We want to get up and down the floor."

Senior forward Scott Wood adds, "They're a good defensive team, and they obviously got us at their place this year. We're going to have to bring our 'A' game and play well."

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