Monday, March 24, 2008

VT in the NIT

We are absolutely steamrolling people on our way through the NIT. Our first round game against Morgan State was not even a game. We punished them for an 82% shooting effort in the second half. Tonight's game against the UAB Blazers was hardly more difficult. Greenberg had five freshmen on the floor for a significant portion of the first half, on our way to a 15 point half time lead.

Every game makes me more and more excited for the next couple seasons. Delaney has ice flowing through his veins. His jump shot is a little awkward in form, but it's such a pure stroke it's fun to watch. And he has been on fire lately. AD is unstoppable. He is overcoming his laziness and is really attacking the game on both sides of the ball. He will be a great leader next year as a senior. He is relaxed now and is just enjoying every aspect of the game. He smiles and jokes with refs. He grabbed a reporters note pad and wrote "AD not foul" after a questionable call against UNC, midgame.

Jeff Allen is realizing he has to put in more effort as well. Deron has found his jump shot. Thorns is getting more comfortable as a distributor and a floor general, despite a horrendous shot.

If we don't bring home the banner (Basketball tournament championships mean you get to hang a banner that says "NIT Champion 2007-2008" in your arena), I'll be shocked and disappointed.

Our next game is at home Wednesday night against the winner of the Nebraska vs Ole Miss game that is currently in overtime. It's a two point game with 1:53 left as I type this, Ole Miss leads. Time is TBA.

Go Hokies!

UPDATE: Ole Miss takes it, 85-75 in OT. We'll see them in the Cassell Wednesday night.

1 comment:

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