The under-appreciated Virginia Tech Hokies posted a 23-8 record and finished in fourth place in a very rough Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). The Hokies posted a 10-6 record in conference and showed why they are the most elite team in college basketball that nobody is talking about.
Is there a coach who gets more out of his players than Seth Greenberg? Despite injuries to key players every season, Greenberg has his team compete at the highest level in the toughest conference in college basketball. Perhaps the only coach who has his players giving as much effort is Brent “Buzz” Williams of Marquette University. Both Williams and Greenberg should be dancing their way to the NCAA Tournament and March Madness this season.
Greenberg has helped Junior Guard Malcolm Delaney blossom into a star. If Delaney played for a perennial power such as Duke or North Carolina, he would be mentioned as a player of the year candidate. Delaney is a star and has excelled under the watchful eye of Greenberg.
To go along with Delaney, Greenberg has Junior Forward Jeff Allen and Junior Guard Dorenzo Hudson showcasing their talents on a regular basis. The threesome of Delaney, Allen and Hudson can lead the Virginia Tech Hokies to a strong performance against any team in the country.
The Virginia Tech Team
Besides the “Big Three” of Delaney, Allen and Hudson, this Hokie team is well-balanced and always put the needs of the team above their own statistical glory. Players such as Terrell Bell, J.T. Thompson, Victor Davila and Erick Green have the Hokies poised to make a run.
In recent seasons, the Virginia Tech Hokies has been overlooked and disrespected by the NCAA Selection Committee. This season, if there is justice, the Hokies will take their well-deserved position in the field of 65.
Joe Lunardi is the NCAA Bracketology guru from ESPN. As of Saturday night at 7:30 pm, Lunardi has the Hokies as one of the final four teams to make it in the tournament. Fans will soon see if the committee agrees.
Tomorrow night at 6pm, the world of sports will turn to the CBS and ESPN and see if their postseason dreams will become a reality of a disappointing nightmare. Whether the Virginia Tech Hokies make it or not is still up for debate. However, if there is any justice and/or objectivity within the selection committee, Seth Greenberg and his never-say-die Hokies will make a run in this year NCAA Tournament.