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Hokies Journal: March 7, 2010 - March 13, 2010

Video: Virginia Tech falls to Miami in ACC tournament

In case you wanted to relive the Hokies' loss to the Hurricanes in the ACC tournament quarterfinals, here you go....

By Matt Bonesteel  |  March 13, 2010; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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For Hokies fans, a weekend viewing guide

Over the next two days, Virginia Tech will be anxiously wondering whether it will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2007. But the Hokies' chances will be impacted by other results around the...

By Mark Viera  |  March 13, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: Will Virginia Tech make NCAA tournament?

With its loss to Miami on Friday in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, Virginia Tech thrust itself back into the NCAA tournament bubble conversation. Before then, the Hokies were in a better place: in the field of 65. Now, until...

By Mark Viera  |  March 13, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Virginia Tech loses to Miami in ACC tournament

Happy Saturday to everyone. Let's get right to some reading. Well, that wasn't what everyone expected, was it? Virginia Tech lost to Miami on Friday to be knocked out of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. But the lose did more...

By Mark Viera  |  March 13, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech awaits NCAA tournament fate

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia Tech did its NCAA tournament hopes no favors by losing, 70-65, to 12th-seeded Miami here in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Despite the loss, the Hokies could still back into the bracket, but...

By Mark Viera  |  March 12, 2010; 6:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dorenzo Hudson will play vs. Miami

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia Tech guard Dorenzo Hudson, who is battling a stress-related foot injury, will play in the Hokies' meeting with Miami on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, according to trainer Chad Hyatt. Asked...

By Mark Viera  |  March 12, 2010; 1:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Reassessing Virginia Tech's schedule

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia Tech's schedule has been the source of much conversation. The nonconference portion of the schedule could be historically bad, and its Atlantic Coast Conference schedule is about as easy as it could get. But as the...

By Mark Viera  |  March 12, 2010; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Pressure is off for Hokies in ACC tournament

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The pressure is off Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Unlike the past two seasons, in which they were left out of the NCAA tournament, the Hokies don't have to come to the conference tournament...

By Mark Viera  |  March 12, 2010; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech, Miami tip off in ACC quarterfinals

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Happy Thursday. We're gearing up for Day 2 at Greensboro Coliseum, and this time Virginia Tech will actually take the court. Here's some reading to fill you in on the basics. The fourth-seeded Hokies will face 12th-seeded...

By Mark Viera  |  March 12, 2010; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech to face Miami in ACC tournament

GREENSBORO, N.C. – While Miami was cruising to an 83-62 win over Wake Forest here on Thursday afternoon, three Virginia Tech assistant coaches sat along the baseline. They talked and munched cheese-slathered nachos as they scouted their next opponent. And...

By Mark Viera  |  March 11, 2010; 6:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech prepares for Wake Forest, Miami

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg said he was happy that the Hokies have a first-round bye in this week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. But the downside is his coaches and players have to be prepared to face...

By Mark Viera  |  March 11, 2010; 2:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Seth Greenberg's shot a good omen for the Hokies?

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Toward the end of Virginia Tech's practice on Wednesday afternoon, Virginia Tech Coach Seth Greenberg stood at center court and drained a hook shot. And the crowd -- albeit a small one -- went wild. "It's definitely...

By Mark Viera  |  March 11, 2010; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech takes it easy on off day

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Virginia Tech has had a first-round bye in the ACC tournament four out of the six years it has been a member of the league. The statistic, which might surprise some, is mostly indicative of the program's...

By Mark Viera  |  March 11, 2010; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Dorenzo Hudson will try to play on injured foot

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Although guard Dorenzo Hudson, who has been battling a foot injury, said Wednesday that he would likely try to play in Virginia Tech's ACC tournament quarterfinal, the Hokies will have to weigh the expense of such a...

By Mark Viera  |  March 11, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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ACC tournament gets underway

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Greetings from Greensboro, where the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament gets underway in a matter of hours. Here's some morning reading. Dave Fairbank of the Newport News Daily Press examines the five questions leading in the the league's...

By Mark Viera  |  March 11, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Poll: How will Hokies fare in ACC tournament?

Virginia Tech is in an unfamiliar position this week as it prepares for the ACC tournament. Instead of needing a win, or two, to gain an NCAA tournament berth, the Hokies are probably already in the tournament field. In short,...

By Mark Viera  |  March 10, 2010; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Jeff Allen is 'fine' after shoulder injury

Virginia Tech is already coping with the stress-related foot injury that has limited its second-leading scorer, Dorenzo Hudson, so the last thing the Hokies can afford is another injury to a key contributor. That's what made it troubling to see...

By Mark Viera  |  March 10, 2010; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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ACC tournament quickly approaching

This Wednesday unofficially kicks off the ACC tournament, as teams will be practicing on site in Greensboro, N.C., later on. For now, here are the morning links. Virginia Tech, a No. 4 seed, will play either fifth-seeded Wake Forest or...

By Mark Viera  |  March 10, 2010; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Malcolm Delaney wanted ACC player of year

Even before it was announced Tuesday that Maryland guard Greivis Vasquez was the ACC player of the year, Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney knew he had no chance that the award. "I already know I'm not going to get it," Delaney...

By Mark Viera  |  March 9, 2010; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
 
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Hokies are excited about adding Allan Chaney

The next big thing at Virginia Tech could already be walking the campus. Forward Allan Chaney, who transferred from the University of Florida before the season, has been the target of gushing praise by teammates who say he will be...

By Mark Viera  |  March 9, 2010; 11:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Malcolm Delaney hasn't thought about NBA

Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney said Monday afternoon that he hasn't thought about leaving school early for the NBA but that he would make a decision that is best "for me, Virginia Tech and my family" after the season. Delaney,...

By Mark Viera  |  March 9, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Virginia Tech guard Malcolm Delaney has big day

Top of the morning' to ya on this Tuesday. The teams practice in Greensboro, N.C., on Wednesday for this week's ACC tournament. Meantime, here are some morning links. Around these parts, Monday belonged to Hokies guard Malcolm Delaney. He became...

By Mark Viera  |  March 9, 2010; 8:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Malcolm Delaney named ACC player of week

It's been a big day for Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney. On early Monday afternoon, the junior guard became the first Hokie to be unanimously selected first-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference. Hours later, he was named the ACC's player of the week...

By Mark Viera  |  March 8, 2010; 4:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Malcolm Delaney, Dorenzo Hudson named all-ACC

Capping a regular season in which they led Virginia Tech with their scoring from the backcourt, Malcolm Delaney and Dorenzo Hudson on Monday were named to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference teams. Delaney became the first Hokie to be a unanimous...

By Mark Viera  |  March 8, 2010; 2:38 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hokies take it easy before ACC tournament

One of Virginia Tech's goals in recent weeks has been to get a bye in the first round of this week's Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. That would have meant it finished the regular season as one of the league's top...

By Mark Viera  |  March 8, 2010; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Manny Atkins has a big night vs. Georgia Tech

Virginia Tech seemed to received damning news when Dorenzo Hudson was deemed unable to play against Georgia Tech. And his untested replacement, Manny Atkins, didn't exactly inspire confidence. Atkins had only averaged 2.9 minutes in Atlantic Coast Conference games. But...

By Mark Viera  |  March 8, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Virginia Tech prepares for ACC tournament

By this time next week, we'll know for sure whether or not Virginia Tech will be in the NCAA tournament. But for now, here's some reading to start your Monday. Virginia Tech received a No. 4 seed in the Atlantic...

By Mark Viera  |  March 8, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Video recap: Virginia Tech 88, Georgia Tech 82

Want to savor Virginia Tech's likely NCAA tournament berth? Here's a video recap of the Hokies' win over Georgia Tech, which probably pushed them into the Big Dance. It was provided by the News Distribution Network....

By Mark Viera  |  March 7, 2010; 11:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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