BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Erick Green tied a career high with 25 points to lift Virginia Tech past Rhode Island 69-50 on Monday night.
Green scored 17 of his 25 in the first half, as the Hokies (2-0) jumped out to a 13-0 lead and never trailed. Rhode Island missed its first seven shots from the floor and didn't score in the first 5:08 of the game.
The Rams (0-2) cut the lead to 28-24 on a basket by Xavier Munford with 1:59 left in the first half. But the Hokies scored the last eight points of the half - six of those coming on two Green 3-pointers - to take a 36-24 lead at halftime. Rhode Island got no closer than 11 the rest of the game.
Green hit 8 of 15 from the floor, including four 3-pointers.
Munford led the Rams with 24 points.
The Stanley Cup no longer resides in Washington, and all eyes have shifted toward the offseason as the Capitals look to retool for next season. But, that doesn't mean we can't stop and appreciate the magical 2018 season now and again.
A week after reminiscing about the championship run and ensuing parade, the famous game show "Jeopardy!" gave us one more moment of glory on Monday night.
One of the clues featured in the latest episode had the Capitals as the answer and even featured Alexander Ovechkin.
It appears that one of the contestants did answer it correctly. More importantly, according to the replies, it was also cleared up that no one brought up the Pittsburgh Penguins during that round.
While it may be somewhat hard to cope with the fact that the Capitals will not be enjoying another offseason of championship partying in 2019 we can take pride in the fact that the question was about the Caps winning the Stanley Cup, and not centered around a dreaded title drought.
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Bryce Love hopes he'll have the opportunity to carry many footballs in his NFL career. But this past weekend, the running back picked up something that'll be just as, if not more, valuable than the attempts he'll be getting on Sundays.
How's a college diploma from Stanford sound? Pretty solid, right?
Oh, how about a college diploma from Stanford in human biology? Yeah, probably something worth hanging up on the ol' fridge, huh?
Well, that very hard-earned and impressive degree is what Love is now in possession of:
Drafted by the Redskins in late-April and walking across the stage at Stanford in mid-June, Love is doing well for himself recently. He passed up the chance to enter the draft early to ensure he graduated, and now he has.
His college GPA isn't known, but once you find out his high school GPA was 4.5 (that's apparently possible) and add that to the fact that he was able to finish up school out west while also churning up yards for the Cardinal, you can imagine it was very, very good. And if his yards-per-carry average as a pro matches or exceeds it, then the Redskins will be thrilled.
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