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Hokies hope to snap three-game losing streak on senior night
BLACKSBURG, Va. — As the Virginia Tech men’s basketball team rode the bus back from Duke last week, after another down-to-the-wire, punch-in-the-gut loss, the only senior to play for the Hokies that night said something to his teammates.
“I think I was kind of reminding myself,” Hudson said. “‘It’s coming to an end.’”
Davila has missed the last five games because of a groin injury. It is unclear whether he’ll give Tech any minutes tonight, though coach Seth Greenberg said he’d be open to giving Davila a ceremonial start if that’s all the 6-foot-8, 242-pounder could do.
Racer has seen action in just five games.
Thompson has missed the past two seasons after a pair of knee injuries.
Hudson, meanwhile, has played in all 30 games this year, overcoming a foot injury that cost him last season and soldiering through a collection of maladies in the past few months, including a strained knee.
He came off the bench for a stretch, battled through a scoring slump and has endured a string of last-second losses that have all but assured he’ll leave Tech without ever reaching the NCAA tournament.
The Hokies (15-15, 4-11 ACC) have seen their last six games come down to the last shot of regulation or go into overtime. They are 2-4 in that stretch and have lost three straight.
They followed up the 70-65 overtime loss at Duke with Thursday’s 58-56 heartbreaker at Clemson.
“He’s just been an unbelievable teammate,” Greenberg said. “Anything and everything we’ve asked him to do, he’s done and accepted it with a smile on his face, both feet in, committed, just trying to help us win. Not everyone can do that. That’s a special person that has the ability to almost be a chameleon and fit in any situation.”
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