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Hokies' Terrell Bell has 'monster game' vs. Wake Forest

Virginia Tech has its scorers (Malcolm Delaney, Dorenzo Hudson) and players who get plenty of attention from all parties (Jeff Allen). But what makes the Hokies unique are their unsung heroes.

Terrell Bell has been one of the most important elements for Virginia Tech, even if his contributions don't always shot up in a box score. In Tuesday night's 87-83 win over No. 23 Wake Forest, he had had a night to remember.

"Terrell Bell just had a monster, monster game," Coach Seth Greenberg said.

Bell, a swingman, had 14 rebounds on a night when Greenberg said it would be crucial for his guards to grab rebounds because of the physical nature of the game for the post players. In fact, Greenberg called Bell on Monday night to remind him of the importance of him and others rebounding.

Bell also had a hand in one of the biggest plays of the night. But Bell looked like he could be the goat of the game in a pivotal moment.

With Wake Forest leading 65-61, Bell turned the ball over to Wake Forest's C.J. Harris. But Bell recovered by hustling to get back and blocking Harris's shot, starting a fast break that Hokies guard Malcolm Delaney capped with a three-point play to make it a 65-63 Wake Forest lead with 8:54 left.

"I just knew I had to get back," Bell said. "I didn't panic too much. I just used my length against smaller guards."

Greenberg said: "Those are the types of plays that have enabled us to have ... a special season. It's not just Dorenzo and Malcolm and Jeff scoring. It's all those other guys and their scoring that make this team different."

By Mark Viera  |  February 17, 2010; 11:45 AM ET
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