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VT men's hoops facing WVU, Iowa, BYU

VT men's hoops facing WVU, Iowa, BYU

On Wednesday Virginia Tech nation learned the when and where of the Hokies' ACC basketball scheudule. One day later, all the dates have been filled in. The Hokies will open the 2012-13seasonat home against East Tennessee State on November 10, the first of three straight home games. Notable opponents include Iowa and Oklahoma State at Cassell Coliseum, West Virginia in Morgantown and Brigham Young in Salt lLake City on Dec. 29.
New head coach James Johnson will also direct his squad in theContinental Tire Las Vegas Classic. Early round games against Mississippi Valley State (Dec. 10) and Georgia Southern (Dec. 15) are at home beforeheading toVegas for two games, starting with BradleyDec. 22.Conference play begins Jan. 5 at Maryland.2012-13 Virginia Tech Mens Basketball non-conference schedule (home games in CAPS)Day Date Opponent Time Sat. Nov. 10 ETSU TBA Mon. Nov. 12 RHODE ISLAND TBAThurs. Nov. 15 VMI TBAMon. Nov. 19 at UNC Greensboro (Greensboro Coliseum) TBAFri. Nov. 23 APPALACHIAN STATE TBATue. Nov. 27 IOWA 7:15 p.m. (Big TenACC Challenge)

Sat. Dec. 1 OKLAHOMA STATE TBASat. Dec. 8 at West Virginia TBAMon. Dec. 10 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE TBA Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic (Blacksburg, Va.)

Sat. Dec. 15 GEORGIA SOUTHERN TBA Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic (Blacksburg, Va.)Sat. Dec. 22 Bradley TBA (Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic, Las Vegas)

Sun. Dec. 23 Champ.Consolation TBA (Continental Tire Las Vegas Classic, Las Vegas)Sat. Dec. 29 BYU (Salt Lake City, Utah) TBASat. Jan. 5 at Maryland 12 p.m

Wed. Jan. 9 BOSTON COLLEGE 7 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 12 at Georgia Tech 2:30 p.m.

Sat. Jan. 19 WAKE FOREST 2 p.m.

Thur. Jan. 24 VIRGINIA 8 p.m.

Sun. Jan. 27 at Clemson 1 p.m.

Wed. Jan. 30 MIAMI 9 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 2 at North Carolina 12 p.m.

Thur. Feb. 7 MARYLAND 9 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 9 GEORGIA TECH 1 p.m.

Tue. Feb. 12 at Virginia 7 p.m.

Sat. Feb. 16 at NC State 2 p.m.

Thur. Feb. 21 DUKE 9 p.m.

Sun. Feb. 24 FLORIDA STATE 6 p.m.

Wed. Feb. 27 at Miami 7 p.m.

Sat. March 2 CLEMSON 8 p.m.

Tue. March 5 at Duke 7 p.m.

Sun. March 10 at Wake Forest 2 p.m.

March 14-17 ACC Tournament (Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, N.C.)

Brown's big day leads BC to rout at Virginia, 41-10

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Brown's big day leads BC to rout at Virginia, 41-10

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Anthony Brown threw three touchdown passes and Boston College's defense stifled Virginia in a 41-10 victory on Saturday.

The Eagles (4-4, 2-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their second straight road game, and did it behind Brown, who completed 19 of 24 passes for 275 yards, and a defense that limited Virginia to 247. The Eagles, by contrast, had 275 through the air and 237 on the ground.

Virginia (5-2, 2-1) came up well short in its bid for a fifth straight victory and bowl eligibility for the first time since 2011.

The Eagles used big plays to blow the game open quickly.

Thadd Smith took a jet sweep 76 yards down the sideline to make it 10-0 with 4:16 left in the first quarter. After Virginia went three-and-out, Brown hit Kobay White with a screen pass and White took it 76 yards down the middle of the field to make it 17-0 with 1:57 left.

After another Virginia punt, the Eagles ran a flea flicker, and Brown hit Michael Walker for 46 yards, setting up Brown's 10-yard touchdown throw to tight end Tom Sweeney with no defenders anywhere near him five plays later. He later found Sweeney again, this time from 3 yards out, to give BC a 34-7 lead.

While Brown was having his way with the Cavaliers defense, the Eagles were giving Kurt Benkert fits. They sacked him three times and had him on the run all day. His frustration finally showed in the second quarter when, scrambling left, he threw a left-handed backhand pass that was intercepted.

Oh boy.

No. 5 Wisconsin stays unbeaten with 38-13 win over Maryland

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No. 5 Wisconsin stays unbeaten with 38-13 win over Maryland

MADISON, Wis. -- Jonathan Taylor ran for a touchdown and broke the 1,000-yard mark for the season, Alex Hornibrook passed for two scores and No. 5 Wisconsin stayed unbeaten with a 38-13 win over Maryland on Saturday.

Taylor finished with 126 yards on 22 carries, a relatively ho-hum day following two straight 200-yard outings for the running back.

Playing in his seventh contest at Wisconsin (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten), Taylor tied a major college football record shared by five other backs for fewest games by a freshman to get to 1,000 yards.

Hornibrook shook off an interception on his second attempt of the day, finishing 16 of 24 for 225 yards to balance the offense.

Maryland (3-4, 1-3), which has the league's worst defense, could have picked up some early pointers from Wisconsin.

Under heavy pressure, Max Bortenschlager's pass over the middle was intercepted by Wisconsin linebacker T.J. Edwards and returned 54 yards for a touchdown to open the scoring with 12:18 left in the first quarter.

No wonder Maryland rarely took a shot down the field.

But the Terrapins did have some success running the ball out of spread formations, with Ty Johnson leading the way with 83 yards on 16 carries. They dented a defense that was allowing a Big Ten-best 78.8 yards a game for 143 yards overall on 35 carries.

An 11-play, 73-yard drive set up in part by eight runs and a penalty ended with Bortenschlager's 10-yard touchdown pass to Taivon Jacobs to get Maryland to within 28-10 about midway through the third quarter.

Wisconsin, though, sets a high bar in the ground game, and Maryland just couldn't keep up.

Fullback Austin Ramesh's 1-yard touchdown run with 9:10 left in the game ended an 11-play, 76-yard drive, giving Wisconsin a three-score lead that extinguished any faint upset hopes.