Virginia Tech goes up against Gardner-Webb
Gardner-Webb (3-6) vs. Virginia Tech (7-3)
Cassell Coliseum, Blacksburg, Virginia; Sunday, 1:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Gardner-Webb plays Virginia Tech in a non-conference matchup. Virginia Tech won at home over Chattanooga 63-58 on Wednesday, while Gardner-Webb came up short in an 81-77 game at Wofford last week.
SQUAD LEADERS: Virginia Tech’s Landers Nolley II has averaged 18.6 points and 5.5 rebounds while Wabissa Bede has put up 7.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and seven assists. For the Runnin’ Bulldogs, Jose Perez has averaged 12.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and four assists while Eric Jamison Jr. has put up 13.8 points and 4.9 rebounds.
FUELING THE OFFENSE: Bede has either made or assisted on 41 percent of all Virginia Tech field goals over the last three games. The junior guard has accounted for 14 field goals and 19 assists in those games.
SLIPPING AT 70: Gardner-Webb is 0-6 when it allows at least 70 points and 3-0 when it holds opponents to less than 70.
STREAK STATS: Gardner-Webb has lost its last five road games, scoring 63.6 points, while allowing 75.4 per game.
DID YOU KNOW: The Virginia Tech offense has recorded a turnover on only 15.9 percent of its possessions, which is the 17th-best rate in the country. The Gardner-Webb defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 18.3 percent of all possessions (ranked 273rd among Division I teams).